Terms of imprisonment upheld for anti-Yanukovych graffiti

The Sumy Regional Court of Appeal has upheld the sentences against two young men, one of whom was charged only with posting the Yanukovych placard here. | detail

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PACE: No place for political prisoners in Europe

On Wednesday Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe met with Yevhenia Tymoshenko, daughter of the imprisoned former Prime Minister and Iryna Lutsenko, MP and wife of imprisoned ex-Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko. | detail

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Justice Ministry confirms Tymoshenko case tender shenanigans

The Justice Ministry has confirmed that it held the “tender” for the services of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for services in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine after the services were provided. | detail

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Court enables extradition request of opposition politician

Viktor Romanyuk would have won the parliamentary elections from the opposition, had another court not allowed applications from the Party of the Regions candidate, Zasukha and cancelled the results at some polling stations | detail

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Prosecutor in Tymoshenko trial gets major promotion

Just weeks after Judge Rodion Kireyev, who sentenced Yulia Tymoshenko to 7 years imprisonment in 2011 became Acting Deputy Head of the Pechersky District Court, Lilia Frolova, one of the prosecution team, has become a Deputy Prosecutor General | detail

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Opposition candidate arrested in Italy on extradition demand

In a particularly worrying development, Viktor Romanyuk who recently stood for election to parliament from the opposition Batkivshchyna Party in the problematical single-mandate electoral district No. 94, has been arrested in Italy | detail

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10 million paid from taxpayer’s pocket to help government in Tymoshenko case

The Justice Ministry on 11 March signed an agreement with the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates for services in the case of Tymoshenko v. Ukraine | detail

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Ukraine rejects UN Periodic Review recommendations on selective justice

The Government’s Representative asserts that there is no selective justice, making an entirely erroneous statement about the European Court’s judgement in the Yury Lutsenko case as supposed substantiation | detail

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President asserts Vlasenko lawfully stripped of his mandate

Since Mr Yanukovych’s presentation of the situation differs vastly from that widely reported, it seems useful to consider both versions of a new move which has still further jeopardized the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement | detail

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“Disturbing developments” still further jeopardize EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Ukraine’s leaders have once again been warned quite unequivocally that there can be no EU-Ukraine Association Agreement unless the Tymoshenko case and other "selective justice" issues are addressed in coming months | detail

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Vlasenko stopped from leaving the country

Despite claims by the Prosecutor General’s Office that all charges have been dropped, Serhiy Vlasenko, defender of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and until last Thursday, MP, was prevented from travelling abroad on Wednesday | detail

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Heads may roll over Ivashchenko’s asylum

Valery Ivashchenko’s cassation appeal has been rejected, leavng his suspended sentence in force. There are also attempts underway to turn it into a real sentence as well as those officials who let this, thankfully, become theoretical since Ivashchenko now has political asylum in Denmark | detail

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CEC confirms revocation of Vlasenko’s deputy mandate

Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has confirmed that the ruling by the High Administrative Court is enough to strip opposition MP Serhiy Vlasenko of his mandate, with no further decision from the Verkhovna Rada being needed. | detail

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EU sanctions against Ukraine no longer taboo subject

While the spectre of sanctions is becoming ever more distinct, Brussels-based analyst Amanda Paul believes that at this sensitive moment in relations between the EU and Ukraine, sanctions could be counter-productive. | detail

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Stubbornly careering off track

Serhiy Vlasenko has applied to the European Court of Human Rights over the High Administrative Court’s revocation of his MP mandate, while Ukraine has been put on the European Parliament agenda as the West views this latest development with mounting concern | detail

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Europe appalled by removal of Vlasenko’s mandate

There were strong statements on 7 March following the extraordinary ruling by the High Administrative Court to anul the MP status of opposition MP and civic defender of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

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Court strips Vlasenko of his mandate

In the latest blow to rule of law in Ukraine and the country’s chance of signing the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Serhiy Vlasenko, Batkivshchyna MP and defender of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been stripped of his mandate. | detail

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Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany summoned over concerns

The German Foreign Ministry would seem to have made it clear that Kyiv can forget about the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and free trade if there is no resolution with the Tymoshenko case, including with her defender Serhiy Vlasenko | detail

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Razumkov expert: More politics than law in Ukraine’s judicial system

Yury Yakymenko, Director of Political – Legal Programmes for the Razumkov Centre sees a clear political motive in both the new murder charges against Yulia Tymoshenko and the supposed new evidence against Kuchma over the killing of Georgy Gongadze | detail

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Political Trials on the Career Trajectory

While politically motivated trials of opposition leaders have sent Ukraine’s reputation and chances of European integration plummeting, the judges involved are at present on an upward spiral | detail

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