login | registration | forgot the password
today 27.09.2016 03:10
(by Kyiv time)

navigation

Kharkiv Human Rights Group Social Networking



Police on the hunt for “losses” over EuroMaidan

10.01.14

EuroMaidan protests have continued in the centre of Kyiv since the government’s turnaround on EU integration on Nov 21

In moves like those used to bring prosecutions over the Tax Code Maidan in 2010, the police have approached at least one business asking it to assess its “losses” due to the EuroMaidan protests

The Police central investigation department has asked the enterprise in charge of minibus No. 527 (marshrutka or a fixed route minivan taxi) to provide information about losses incurred during the EuroMaidan protests.

The director of the limited liability company VNT-1, Anatoliy Loy informed Ukrainska Pravda that they had received the request from the police on Jan 8, and were preparing their response. He says that the losses were not major.  “There’s noone to complain about or to”, he added. Loi denied that workings from VNT-1 had called on minibus driviers to fight EuroMaidan and seek its dispersal.  He said that this information had been spread by one person – Andriy Romantsev – who was pretending to speak for others.

While this particular company is unlikely to oblige, there may well have been similar approaches to other businesses, etc. 

Much the same tactics were applied three years ago after the authorities forcibly removed the Tax Code Maidan peaceful protesters.  Police positively encouraged drivers to make complaints about alleged damage to their cars, and TV “24” was asked to hand over video and photographic material. 

This all resulted in some highly suspect prosecutions.  One man was held in detention for a long time over alleged damage to a car, although the video footage showed him at a distance from the car and calling on others to not damage it.  Others faced charges of “damaging the granite stone on Maidan Nezalezhnosti”

 

Halya Coynash

see also:
Zaporizhya EuroMaidan activist summoned to SBU over Facebook postings
Witch hunt over pro-EU protests
Kalush: criminal investigation over the burning of Yanukovych portrait
No prosecution possible for "denigrating" Yanukovych’s portrait
House arrest for protest involving Yanukovych portraits
Volodymyr Kadura, Another Unlikely Rabble-rouser (updated)
Panas, Dzyndzya, Smaliy: Message Received. What now?
Bankova Prisoners release from custody - welcome but insufficient (updated)
The Real Roundtable Agenda
Repression gaining pace
Road Control journalist becomes latest "Bankova Prisoner"