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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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Pechersky District Court to consider US Embassy’s Request to visit Tymoshenko

The US Embassy in Ukraine has asked for permission to visit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko while the State Department reiterates its concern over her arrest which “raises questions about the application of the rule of law in Ukraine” | детальніше

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Four European countries condemn Tymoshenko arrest

The Visegrad countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - express their concern with the recent situation in Ukraine triggered by the decision of the Pechersk District Court and the following arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko. The Visegrad countries find the decision inadequate to the charges of violating court rules and impeding proceedings | детальніше

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Vaclav Klaus asks for assurance that the Tymoshenko trial is not political

The Czech President says he wants "to be sure that the trial of the former prime minister is not political and that no personal or political discords inside the Ukrainian political scene are being solved and will not be solved in the trial." | детальніше

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Judge again refuses to release Yury Lutsenko

The former Minister of Internal Affairs and leader of the opposition People’s Self-Defence Party, who has been in custody since the end of December last year, was brought to court in the same van as former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko | детальніше

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Public Committee against Political Persecution: Persecution of members of the former government for governmental decisions. Document 3

We have already been through a situation where one half of the country was imprisoned and the other guarded them, and it ended in the total collapse of that country. Can the leadership of Ukraine not understand that political persecution leads to the country’s total isolation and collapse?. | детальніше

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OSCE Chairperson urges respect for fair trial standards in Tymoshenko case

Audronius Ažubalis stressed that the international community is following this trial closely. He underscored the need for transparent and fair judicial processes, and noted that Ukraine, as an OSCE participating State, has made a commitment to ensure that everyone receives a fair trial | детальніше

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FT: Tymoshenko’s arrest, bad for Ukraine

Friday’s arrest of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on contempt of court charges is fueling additional fears that the nation is sliding away from democracy .... Concerns and criticism is building in the EU and US that Yanukovich is trying to sideline political opponents through “selective” prosecutions | детальніше

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Former President Kravhuk also condemns detention of Tymoshenko

The decision by the Pechersky District Court , he warns, places fundamental principles and the regime’s declared commitment to a democratic course in question and has caused serious harm to Ukraine | детальніше

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Court rejects appeal from three Churches and Human Rights Ombudsperson

The court has again refused to release former Prime Minister and leader of Batkivshchyna, Yulia Tymoshenko from custody. The Head of the European Commission Representation in Ukraine Jose Manuel Pintu Teisheira left the courtroom after this decision was announced | детальніше

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Tymoshenko to remain in custody

Despite unequivocal statements of concern from the EU, European Parliament and numerous countries’ Foreign Ministries, and widespread protest, Judge Kireyev on Monday morning refused to change the detention order | детальніше

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