Abbot's lawyer denied motion to challenge judge and reschedule case
Human rights activist Archpriest Nikita Chekman was denied a motion to postpone the hearing and challenge the judge.
At a meeting in the Shevchenkivsky Court of Kyiv, the lawyer of Metropolitan Pavel of Vyshhorod and Chornobyl was denied a motion to postpone the meeting to Monday, April 3, which he filed in order to familiarize himself with the case materials. This is reported by the Politika Strany Telegram-channel.
After that, Met Pavel's lawyer, Archpriest Nikita Chekman, filed a motion to challenge the judge, arguing that the judge was acting biased. However, Father Nikita's request was also denied.
The court began to consider the prosecutor's office's motion to choose a measure of restraint for Metropolitan Pavel. The prosecutor's office requires round-the-clock house arrest for the bishop.
Recall that on April 1 at 7:30 am, the SBU informed Metropolitan Pavel of suspicion.