Illegal detention of the participants of the collection of signatures for the all-national election of Ukrainian President
On 5 December 2003 the officers of the Magdalinovskiy district militia precinct (the Dnepropetrovsk oblast) illegally detained the participants of the action organized by Viktor Yushchenkos bloc “Our Ukraine”. The aim of the action was the collection of signatures for the all-national election of the President of Ukraine. The law-enforcers were headed by O. Ivkevich, a deputy head of the Magdalinovskiy district precinct.
The militiamen motivated their actions with the fact that the leaflets without the dateline were spread during the collection of signatures. The militia called “leaflets” the xerocopies of the informational messages of the Ukrainian Internet editions “Ukrainska Pravda”, “Razom.org.ua” and “Maydan” about stealing by the officials of the money from state budget-2004.
The members of “Our Ukraine” stayed in the district precinct for more than 3 hours. They were released after the interference of Viktor Achimov, the head of the district organization of the UNP. The militiamen neither compiled the protocol nor apologized to the activists.
http://razom.org.ua , 2003-12-08