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Curiosity of the day: the Rivne court ordered the thief to read “The Kaidash Family”

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr6,2024

Curiosity of the day: the Rivne court ordered the thief to read "The Kaidash Family"


In the Rivne region, a man who robbed his sister's house was ordered by the court to read Nechuy-Levytskyi's novel “The Kaidash Family”. He was also given a one-year probationary period.

This is stated in the verdict of the Goshchan District Court, which was made public on April 1.

According to the victim, her brother stole more than six thousand hryvnias worth of equipment from her, including hacksaws for wood and metal, crowbars, pliers, nails, screws, gas and socket wrenches, adzes, axes, pliers, and even a wicker basket.

The accused himself claimed that he took only his property, which he allegedly bought while living in the house. Also, according to him, he warned his sister that he would come to collect the property, but his sister did not turn up at home that day.

The court documents state that on May 25, 2023, a man entered a private property, ripped off a lock from an outbuilding and took away equipment that allegedly belonged to him. The man did not admit his guilt, but he did not deny the actual circumstances and events, he claimed that he did not steal anything, but only took his property.

The accused did not admit his guilt, did not ask for an apology from the victim, on the contrary, during the hearing of the case, he constantly accused the latter of the fact that she illegally filed a complaint with the police, – the court reports.

At the same time, according to the injured woman, the man repeatedly came to her after her husband was mobilized to the Armed Forces, broke the locks, threw away things, wrote messages with threats and death wishes.

Their mother, who died four years ago therefore, she made a will only to her daughter, and left nothing to her son. Therefore, the man threatened the victim that he would take away the house or burn it down.

Given the need to form in the accused respect for property rights, the rights of individuals to dispose of their property in the event of death, the inadmissibility of illegal actions during removal from inheritance, and the need for a civilized resolution of disputes regarding inheritance, which can best be accomplished through reading fiction, the court considers it necessary to impose on the accused the duty to read the relevant literature, – is in the verdict.

The court found the man guilty and imposed a punishment – five years of imprisonment suspended with probation for one year. Also, the court ordered the man to read the sections of the Civil Code on property inheritance and ownership and the novel “The Kaidash Family” by Ivan Nechuy-Levytskyi.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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