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01.05.2012

Amnesty International calls on Ukraine to act now over police brutality

   

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for reform of the Ukrainian police force ahead of Euro 2012 following the severe beating and robbery of two young men by six officers in Lviv on 21 April. Lviv will host three matches featuring Germany, Portugal and Denmark during the competition.

With only 38 days left until Euro 2012 kicks off, the Ukrainian government must send a clear message to police that such abuses will no longer be tolerated in the country, by publicly committing to the establishment of an independent body for investigating complaints against the police.

The statement can be found in full here:

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/EUR50/005/2012/en

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