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Ivashchenko: Detention once again extended and hearings postponed

The former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government has now been in detention for a year. His case is one of those examined and criticized in the latest report by the Danish Helsinki Committee on Human Rights | детальніше

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EU Representative seeks permission to visit Yulia Tymoshenko

The European Union has expressed concern over reports about the imprisoned former Prime Minister’s health. EU foreign relations spokesman Michael Mann told reporters in Brussels that the organization is urging Kyiv to provide adequate and independent medical assistance to Tymoshenko. | детальніше

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French Foreign Ministry expresses concern over Tymoshenko arrest

The French Foreign Ministry summoned Ukrainian Ambassador to France Olexander Kupchyshyn and expressed concern over the detention of Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the course of the trial against her | детальніше

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Lutsenko Trial: Problems mustering up those aggrieved?

In the trial of former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko, some of the people recognized as aggrieved parties have not appeared at the court hearings while one has refused to consider himself as an aggrieved party. This was after it became clear that the surveillance instruction which Lutsenko is charged with was first signed by by one of the Prosecutor General’s deputies | детальніше

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Gongadze murder: Material on Kravchenko returned to the Prosecutor General

The lawyers representing Georgy Gongadze’s family had asked for the entire case to be returned since they “now effectively have Pukach accused of a motiveless crime which is, by definition, impossible. The motives should be established and proven”. | детальніше

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Prominent French intellectuals call for Tymoshenko’s release

A number of French academics, writers and others have written an open letter to President Yanukovych asking his to release Yulia Tymoshenko. The letter was published in "Le Nouvel Observateur" on 15 August | детальніше

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Myroslava Gongadze: They’ve taken away my right to know the motives of Pukach’s crime

Among the numerous infringements in the trial of Pukach are the classifying of the entire indictment as “State secret” and refusal to investigate the role of the former Minister of Internal Affairs, Kravchenko | детальніше

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Judge Kireyev yet again refuses to release Tymoshenko from custody

As well as the application from the former Prime Minister’s lawyers, Judge Kireyev also turned down applications from a number of human rights activists and the National Union of Journalists to release Tymoshenko on their guarantee. | детальніше

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Danish Helsinki Committee: Legal Monitoring in Ukraine II

Second Preliminary Report from the Danish Helsinki Committee on the investigations and trials against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, former acting Minister of Defence Valeriy Ivashchenko, former Minister of the Interior Yurij Lutsenko and former First Deputy Minister of Justice Yevhen Korniychuk | детальніше

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OSW: The trial and arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko

An assessment of the events, the grounds for the former Prime Minister’s detention and the likely consequences for Ukraine by Marta Jaroszewicz, Sławomir Matuszak, and Tadeusz A. Olszański from the Polish based Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) | детальніше

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Calls for USA and EU to ban entry to judges over Tymoshenko case

Yulia Tymoshenko’s party has passed an appeal to the US Embassy with 3 thousand signatures. It calls on the US to ban entry to Judge Rodion Kireyev who remanded the former Prime Minister in custody on 5 August, as well as Appeal Court Judge, Olha Yefimova, who refused to consider the appeal against this | детальніше

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V. Yavorsky: Repression must be countered now before it’s too late

Yulia Abubok from the Internet publication OstroV speaks with the Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Volodymyr Yavorsky on the recently created Public Committee against Political Persecution, the reasons why it is needed and other worrying trends in Ukraine | детальніше

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Washington Post Editorial: A choice for Ukraine

Mr. Yanukovych will have no chance of obtaining an association agreement with the E.U. — much less the path to full membership he seeks — if he insists on continuing the persecution of Ms. Tymoshenko. He must choose between Europe and autocracy; if he picks the latter, Ukrainians are not likely to remain passive | детальніше

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The Ongoing Battle to Protect the Rule of Law in Ukraine

On two recent events which have shattered confidence in whether the rule of law is being upheld in Ukraine: the trial and imprisonment of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the new Law on the Judiciary and the Status of Judges which “highlights a weakened, overly political judiciary” | детальніше

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Gongadze Lawyer: Pukach Case closed so that Journalists don’t hear to much

The court’s rejection of the call to place former Police Colonel Pukach in a normal SIZO or detention centre is seen by Andriy Fedur as a disturbing signal, and possible evidence of a deal brokered with the authorities. This was not the only appeal rejected | детальніше

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Tymoshenko arrest highlights need for improvements to detention units

According to Andriy Didenko from the Kharkiv Human Rights Group, bringing former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to the Pechersky District Court two or three hours before the court hearing could be described as ill-treatment or even torture | детальніше

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PACE rapporteurs express concern at the ongoing detention of Yulia Tymoshenko

“Any politically-motivated prosecution of former government members would be unacceptable. We call upon the Ukrainian authorities to ensure Ms Tymoshenko’s immediate release and to exercise maximum restraint in the context of the trial against her as well as other former government members,” | детальніше

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Tymoshenko’s Trial and Ukraine’s Future

Sweden’s Foreign Minister writes: "There is little doubt that the embarrassing spectacle of the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko – and her recent arrest on contempt charges during the proceedings – is causing great damage to her country" | детальніше

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Protesters find way around ban on peaceful protest in Kharkiv

Several hundred people defied a court ban on peaceful assembly on Tuesday evening in Kharkiv and took part in a protest prompted by the arrest on Friday and continued detention of former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party | детальніше

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Human rights workers: Unwarranted detention usual practice in Ukraine

There has been a lot of talk about misuse of detention as a measure of restraint in Ukraine since the arrest of former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Human rights workers say that it is typical practice for Ukrainian courts to work for the prosecution. | детальніше

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