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Courts strip AutoMaidan activists of their licences without any grounds

16.01.14

AutoMaidan activists warn of their intention to apply to the European Court of Human Rights if courts continue to strip them of their driving licences for taking part in the car procession to the presidentís residence at Mezhyhirya on Jan 29.

As reported, following the car rally which the police initially had tried to block, activists and journalists began receiving visitations from traffic police officers or being called in for a ďchatĒ.† The officers claimed that they were investigating the alleged failure of participants in the car procession to stop at the demand of police officers.†

Unfortunately, the courts have shown no interest in receiving grounds for punitive measures, and have already stripped several of the participants of their licence for 3 or 6 months.

AutoMaidan co-founder Dmytro Bulatov warns that since it is now the courts who are fulfilling criminal orders, rather than police officers, they are prepared to exhaust all legal remedies in Ukraine and then apply to the court in Strasbourg.

Ukrainska Pravda says that at least 2, 080 cars have had reports drawn up regarding supposed failure to stop when demanded. The latest person to be stripped of her licence is Ludmila Shvets, whose daughter Olha is an AutoMaidan activist. Despite the fact that Ludmila Shvets was on duty in a hospital on Dec 29, the court still stripped her of her licence.†

see also:
A Modest First Court Sentence over EuroMaidan
Kirovohrad AutoMaidan activist stripped of his license for 6 months
Ongoing dodgy methods used to take away activistsí driving licenses
Repression over AutoMaidan hits even those who werenít there
Journalists summoned to traffic police over protest at Mezhyhirya
Police pressure on AutoMaidan organizer
Traffic police detain AutoMaidan leader near Kyiv
Sanctions against Fabricated Prosecutions
Pornography charges as weapon against EuroMaidan activists
Repression against Donetsk EuroMaidan activists
Another EuroMaidan activistís car set ablaze in Kharkiv
Another EuroMaidan activistís car gutted
Kharkiv EuroMaidan organizer knifed (updated)