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Jerzy Buzek on the sentencing of former PM Tymoshenko

European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek has stated that “the context and conditions of this verdict raise concerns about its politically motivated nature and about a selective application of the rule of law in Ukraine. I have serious doubts about fairness, independence and transparency of this trial” | детальніше

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Poland, Germany and Czech Republic all issue strong statements over conviction of Yulia Tymoshenko

"The manner in which the trial is conducted and today’s conviction are the example of politicization of the Ukrainian judiciary. Ukraine’s image as a country that is undertaking a fundamental pro-European transformation has been tarnished" (Polish MFA). | детальніше

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OSCE Chairperson expresses concern at Tymoshenko verdict

“Ukraine needs to show the utmost transparency in the conduct of its judicial processes. While countries have a duty to uphold the rule of law, they must do so in a way that avoids the selective application of justice.” | детальніше

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MEPs deplore 7-year jail term imposed on Yulia Tymoshenko

The seven-year jail sentence imposed on Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Tuesday was severely criticised by Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs at a meeting with Ukranian foreign minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko in Brussels the same day | детальніше

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Catherine Ashton for the EU on the Conviction of Yulia Tymoshenko

The verdict comes after a trial which did not respect the international standards as regards fair, transparent and independent legal process which I repeatedly called for in my previous statements. This unfortunately confirms that justice is being applied selectively in politically motivated prosecutions of the leaders of the opposition and members of the former government | детальніше

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PACE co-rapporteurs express concern at Tymoshenko sentence

“This is an example of the criminalisation of political decision-taking. Moreover, at the last session, the Monitoring Committee already highlighted the systemic shortcomings and weaknesses that have marred the trials of former government members,” | детальніше

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Secretary General reacts to Tymoshenko sentence

“In a democracy, judgment about political decisions should be left to the parliament and to voters, not to courts, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland has said | детальніше

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“The prosecution against Yulia Timoshenko is politically motivated. The charges against her are not internationally recognizable offences, they are attempts to criminalize decisions that she made in the course of her work," said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director of Amnesty International. | детальніше

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Judge Rodion Kireyev has just sentenced former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko to 7 years imprisonment, with a ban on holding public office of 3 years. | детальніше

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Tymoshenko trial: the World watches…

Judge Kireyev has ruled that Yulia Tymoshenko is guilty in a trial which has raised concern throughout the world due to the charges over a political decision made by the former Prime Minister, Yanukovych’s main presidential opponent and key opposition figure | детальніше

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Ukraine’s Justice System unravelling

While concern is rightly expressed over the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, some recent developments in that of her Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko, are equally indicative of the travesty of justice being acted out in Ukraine | детальніше

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German Foreign Minister calls Tymoshenko Trial a “Test for a Law-based Country”

On the eve of the anticipated verdict in the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the EU has warned that a sentence cannot fail to have consequences for Kyiv’s relations with Brussels | детальніше

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PACE President “sincerely regrets” detention of Yulia Tymoshenko

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, current President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has said that he hopes the case against former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko will be resolved via amendments to the Criminal Code | детальніше

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PACE Monitoring Committee expresses concern about ongoing criminal trials against former government members

It has decided decided to invite Ukraine’s Justice Minister to one of its next committee meetings for an exchange of views on the reform of the criminal justice system as well as on the ongoing trials against former government members | детальніше

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Witness in Lutsenko trial “advised” by phone what to say in court

Valery Melnyk, former Aide to ex-Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko, asserted in court on Friday that he had been rung a few days before the hearing from the Prosecutor’s Office and advised what he should say in court. He also accused the investigators of twisting many of his statements made under interrogation | детальніше

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Yet another witness testifies in Yury Lutsenko’s favour

Another witness in the trial of former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko has dissociated himself from evidence supposedly given during the pre-trial investigation. | детальніше

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EU to discuss Ukraine a day before the verdict due in the Tymoshenko trial

The EU Council informs that Ukraine’s internal situation will be on the agenda of a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Luxemburg on Monday, 10 October, together with Belarus | детальніше

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President’s “Humanization” Bill passes first reading

At the insistence of the opposition, the parliamentary profile committee was instructed before the second reading to consider the possibility of decriminalizing the articles under which former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko are being tried | детальніше

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Gongadze Lawyer: Pukach repeats learned phrases about uprisings and spies

According to Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Georgy’s widow, Myroslava Gongadze, during the interrogation, former MIA General Oleksy Pukach repeats phrases learned by heart and does not answer the prosecution’s questions | детальніше

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OSCE media freedom representative urges full transparency in Gongadze murder trial

Dunja Mijatović said on Thursday that the Ukrainian and international media should have access to information about the ongoing trial related to the murder of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze in 2000. | детальніше

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