KIEV, July 17 - RAPSI. The court declared a recess until July 20 in the hearing of the second case against former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, thus satisfying the prosecutors request for extra time to prepare additional material for the trial.

This criminal case against Lutsenko based on charges of illegal eavesdropping and spying on a driver of former First Deputy Chief of Ukrainian Security Service Vladimir Satsyuk. The case was considered as part of former President Viktor Yushchenko's poisoning case.

During the first case, the Pechorsky District Court in Kiev sentenced Lutsenko to four years in prison for state property conversion and abuse of office on February 27.
The appeals court upheld the judgment in full.

The European Court of Human Rights satisfied Lutsenko's complaint against his arrest and detention during his case's investigation. Lutsenko claimed that the authorities' conduct is a violation of his right to freedom and privacy.

The Strasbourg court has accepted his arguments and eased his complaint by collecting 15,000 euro in moral damages for him.