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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad (Bulgaria) lodged on 4 September 2019 — Criminal proceedings against DK

(Case C-653/19)

Language of the case: Bulgarian

Referring court

Spetsializiran nakazatelen sad

Party to the main proceedings


Question referred

Is a national law that, during the trial stage of criminal proceedings, requires a change in circumstances as a condition for granting the defence's application for the release of the accused person from detention, consistent with Article 6 and recital 22 of Directive 2016/343 1 and with Articles 6 and 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union?


1 Directive (EU) 2016/343 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings (OJ 2016 L 65, p. 1).