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Criticize, but not from tents


On 30 January the Dzerzinski district court of Kharkov took a ’Solomon decision’ in the case of the oblast organization of the Socialist party handed in be Kharkov executive committee. The executive committee asked the court to prohibit the action ’Tent camp ’Ukraine without Kuchma’’, referring to the fact that putting up a tent camp requires a land site.

The claim was partly satisfied by the court: it permitted to hold the action, but prohibited to put up tents, because ’tents are not mentioned either in the operating laws or in the Ukrainian Constitution’.

On the same day representatives of Socialist party, Liberal-Democratic party and party ’Batkivshchina’ (’Motherland’) started the action. The tents were spread on the ground…

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