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Tryzub activists have charges reduced

According to their lawyer Volodymyr Prudovsky, the members of the nationalist organization Tryzub who are accused of damaging the bust to the dictator Joseph Stalin on land belonging to the Communist Party in Zaporizhya now face a reduced degree of criminal liability | детальніше

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Verkhovna Rada rejects bill on decriminalization

The ruling majority in the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday refused to decriminalize the articles of the Criminal Code under which former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko are charged | детальніше

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Hanne Severinsen warns of possible strict measures from PACE

Hanne Severinsen, former Co-Repporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Ukraine spoke of concerns over the lack of an independent judiciary and the ongoing prosecutions of the opposition | детальніше

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More witnesses in Lutsenko trial testify in his favour

The court hearing on Monday over the charges against former Minister of Internal Affairs in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Yury Lutsenko once again heard a witness whose evidence was at variance from that on Prosecutor’s Office protocols | детальніше

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No apparent hurry to try Gongadze murder suspect

The trial has once again been postponed, on less than convincing grounds, of former MIA General and Head of the Department of Intelligence and Foreign Surveillance, Oleksy Pukach who is facing charges over the murder of journalist Georgy Gongadze | детальніше

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Court decisions in Pukach case also hidden from the public

Pechersky District Court decisions in the trial of Oleksy Pukach over the killing of Georgy Gongadze are not on open access. According to Ukrainian legislation only the protocols of court hearings into the Pukach case are classified as secret | детальніше

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Detained former Defence Minister needs hospital care

According to his lawyer, the condition of former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Valery Ivashchenko has not improved and doctors recommend that he receive treatment in a neurology clinic. | детальніше

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Tymoshenko’s daughter invited to PACE meeting

Interfax – Ukraine cites the PACE Press Service in reporting that Yevgenia Carr, daughter of the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has been invited to attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe | детальніше

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EU slams Belarus, Ukraine over human rights abuses

A key European Union summit with six ex-Soviet states was marred by a diplomatic showdown Friday after EU leaders called on Ukraine and Belarus to improve their human rights record | детальніше

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Surreal Resistance to Strasbourg over the Nechiporuk case

The struggle to resist enforcement of European Court of Human Rights judgements at all cost is now being waged with particular fervour by at least one judge of the High Specialized Court | детальніше

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If we look in the book, we see ...

A staggering case where Ukraine’s Supreme Court judges found a European Court of Human Rights judgement too difficult to comprehend … or more convenient to misinterpret | детальніше

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Catherine Ashton reiterates concern over Tymoshenko

Brussels has voiced concern in connection with former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s trial and recalled that the basis for future relations is respect for democratic principles and the rule of law | детальніше

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Administrative Pressure on Judges continues

Following the overt attempt by the Prosecutor General’s Office to have judges whose ruling was not to their liking dismissed, the Strategic Litigations Centre reports a new case where administrative pressure has been brought to bear on a judge whose ruling this time displeased the court president. | детальніше

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Ukraine prosecutors ask for seven years for Tymoshenko

Prosecutors have asked for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to be jailed for seven years over a gas deal with Russia | детальніше

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Another MIA representative denies testimony against Yury Lutsenko

Mykola Soroka, an officer of the MIA Department of Investigative Intelligence, said on Tuesday that all Minister’s drivers were employed within the MIA, and said that he had never stated that Lutsenko instructed him to employ his driver, Leonid Prystuplyuk. | детальніше

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Court refuses to order Lutsenko’s hospitalization

The trial of former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko resumed at the Pechersky District Court on Tuesday 2 7 September. The court first rejected another application for Mr Lutsenko to be released from custody, then for him to receive hospital treatment | детальніше

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Tymoshenko trial jeopardises Ukraine trade deal, warns EU

The EU is threatening to downgrade relations with Ukraine and frustrate its attempts to move closer into Europe’s orbit unless the former Soviet republic drops a landmark case rapidly heading towards a verdict against its former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko | детальніше

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Another witness testifies in Lutsenko’s favour

Oleksy Prylypko, questioned as a witness in the trial of former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko has stated in court that he did not receive instructions from Mr Lutsenko to employ driver Leonid Prystuplyuk | детальніше

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German ForeignOffice: Lutsenko needs hospital care now

Former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko has the right to an honest trial and must be moved to hospital as soon as possible. Dr Werner Hoyer, Minister of State at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office stresses that this “ is all the more important given that his detention in that prison does not correspond with the severity of the changes laid against him” | детальніше

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New Draft Bill on Enforcement of Court Rulings, Same Old Problems

The proposed changes, and mainly the powers the bill would give the Cabinet of Ministers to determine the size and scope of benefits at their own discretion, remain as unconstitutional and therefore unacceptable now as back in January | детальніше

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