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Former Governor Avakov’s appeal rejected

Arsen Avakov, leader of the Kharkiv regional branch of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, former Governor of the Kharkiv Region and close rival to Gennady Kernes in the 2010 Mayor election has also been placed on the international wanted list. | детальніше

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Supreme Court overturns verdict against Ivan Nechiporuk

Despite the European Court of Human Rights’ findings, the Supreme Court still refused to release Ivan Nechiporuk from custody or to revoke the verdict against Alexander Motsny who was convicted of committing the crime together with Nechiporuk | детальніше

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USA: Development of US-Ukrainian relations linked with Tymoshenko case

The U.S. Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon says that the selective prosecution regarding former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko impedes full development of relations between his country and Ukraine, as well as between Ukraine and the EU | детальніше

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Further investigation as a factor encouraging unlawful violence

Denis Kobzin and Andriy Chernousov from the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research write that the courts are not preventing the use of confessions obtained by unlawful methods. While there are many reasons, they say that the main cause is the degree of dependence of judges. | детальніше

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Lutsenko alleges criminal offence and defamation by Prosecutor General’s Office Investigator

On Thursday during the ongoing, though noticeably accelerated trial of the former Internal Affairs Minister, Yury Lutsenko, the court was again asked for the opportunity to read the alleged 50 statements from witnesses whose testimony was simply read out in court | детальніше

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Former Kharkiv Governor and opposition figure on the international wanted list

Arsen Avakov, former Governor of the Kharkiv Region, head of the Kharkiv regional branch of the Batkivshchyna Party (Tymoshenko’s party) and mayoral candidate in the seriously flawed 2010 elections has been placed on the international wanted list | детальніше

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Lutsenko alleges 2 witnesses’ protocols falsified

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has sent a statement from former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko regarding alleged falsification of two witnesses’ protocols to the Prosecutor General’s Office. | детальніше

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US Court to consider Lutsenko’s law suit against Prosecutor General and others

A ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the suit lodged by former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko against the Prosecutor General and several of his subordinates, will not be recognized in Ukraine, but is important nonetheless, Lutsenko’s defence lawyer says. | детальніше

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PACE Resolution: sanctions without repercussions?

Hoping that Kyiv will heed the PACE’s key observations is wishful thinking. while there is a strong possibility that the political persecution will continue and the judicial system and law enforcement bodies will remain under the control of the president | детальніше

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Journalists demand real investigation into Gongadze case

Stop Censorship, the Ukrainian Media Association and RWB demand an open trial of Oleksy Pukach; a criminal investigation over pressure on the investigators with regard to Volodymyr Lytvyn and others whom Pukach’s testimony alleges are implicated in the crime. | детальніше

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Court ignores PACE, refuses to release Lutsenko

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv under presiding judge Serhiy Vovk on Monday refused to release former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko from custody despite the 26 January Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Resolution | детальніше

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Council of Europe’s patience with Ukraine running out

Marietta de Purba-Lundin, Co-Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Ukraine has explained the reasons for the clearly articulated warning of sanction if political prisoners are not freed | детальніше

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Accounting Chamber finds loss of independence for Ukrainian judges

Existing normative legal documents are equivocal, precluding a single interpretation. This results in discrepancies as far as judges’ pay is concerned, and therefore the constitutional guarantees for their independence are lost | детальніше

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Lutsenko “trial” hurtles on, unhampered by PACE or the right to fair court proceedings

On Friday Judge Serhiy Vovk showed no sign of concern over the clear calls from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to put an end to the serious violations of Yury Lutsenko’s right to liberty and a fair trial, completing the questioning stage with 50 people’s testimony simply read out | детальніше

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Rubber Stamp Courts

Overt pressure on the enforcement bodies and increasing encroachments on the independence of the judiciary are a danger to everybody. Journalists would be well-advised to think hard about who they are serving through uncritical reporting such as that seen over the PrivatBank killings | детальніше

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Criminal proceedings initiated against former Kharkiv Governor Avakov

The Prosecutor’s Office on 26 January initiated criminal proceedings specifically against the head of the Kharkiv regional branch of the Batkivshchyna Party, former Kharkiv Governor and rival for the post of Mayor of Kharkiv in 2010, Arsen Avakov. | детальніше

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Ivashchenko’s right to equality of arms flagrantly violated

Despite objections from former Acting Defence Minister Ivashchenko and his defence, Judge Serhiy Vovk simply read out testimony of witnesses given during the pre-trial investigation (just as he insisted on doing the previous day in the trial of former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko) | детальніше

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Judge Vovk simply reads out testimony given earlier in Lutsenko trial

In another extraordinary move given the number of witnesses in the Lutsenko trial who have accused the investigators and / or Prosecutor of pressure or distortion of their words, Judge Serhiy Vovk decided to read out testimony of 30 people supposedly unable to attend the hearings | детальніше

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Myroslava Gongadze: “A Country that launders criminals”

"President Kuchma’s lawyers and their client claim to be interested in uncovering the truth in the Gongadze case, but are in fact opposing the course of justice. They are using formal grounds to get the case brought against Kuchma declared unlawful". | детальніше

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Forward to a jury system or back to people’s assessors?

The draft Criminal Procedure Code envisages the appearance of jury assessors. The government claims that this is the first step towards creating a jury system in Ukraine. Experts are critical, predicting a return to the Soviet model of people’s assessors | детальніше

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