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Poland: Statement from the Foreign Ministry on the Arrest of Former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko

We believe that this is a too hasty and radical measure of restraint applied against the former Prime Minister for failing to follow court procedures, and in that way obstructing the investigation. | детальніше

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John McCain: On the Detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

"This action is clearly a violation of the basic rights that should be protected for every citizen in a democracy. The implications of this detention go far beyond the fate of one person...." | детальніше

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EU: On the Arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko

The EU and other international partners of Ukraine have repeatedly underlined the need for fair, transparent and independent legal processes to avoid any perception of a policy of selective justice. Today’s events are therefore a cause for concern about the state of the rule of law in Ukraine | детальніше

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Tymoshenko detention strains EU-Ukraine relations

"I am disturbed by the news about Court’s decision to detain former Prime Minister Tymoshenko. The context and conditions raise concern about the politically motivated nature of this decision, and about the application of the rule of law in Ukraine" - Jerzy Buzek | детальніше

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Freedom House Denounces Arrest and Continued Harassment of Yulia Tymoshenko

Freedom House expresses its outrage at the arrest of former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and calls for her immediate release. This action, which lacks any credibility in the eyes of the international community or among many Ukrainians, is the latest round in the government’s relentless persecution of Tymoshenko and other leading political opponents | детальніше

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Ukrainian World Congress calls for immediate release of Yulia Tymoshenko

“Today’s arrest of Ukraine’s former Prime Minister and main opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, during her trial, which is widely viewed as politically motivated, is a major step backwards for the government of Ukraine..." | детальніше

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BBC reports arrest of Tymoshenko as Breaking News

A Ukrainian court has ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during her trial on charges of abuse of office. | детальніше

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The court, presided over by Judge Rodion Kireyev, has just arrested former Prime Minister and leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko. The Ukrainska Pravda correspondent reports that a convoy arrived at the court to take her into custody | детальніше

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Anders Aslund: Anything but impartial justice and rampant corruption

The present regime is politicizing the courts even more. After three cases against Tymoshenko collapsed farcically, the authorities (the Security Service) are preparing a fourth. One has to ask why there are so many sanctions against Belarus, yet none against Ukraine if such things are happening | детальніше

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From trial to circus

Ultimately, Ukraine’s fledgling democracy is under threat. The Tymoshenko trial is the latest, and most prominent, example of what by all appearances is an inexorable slide to a more authoritarian system of rule. | детальніше

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Another refusal to release Ivashchenko from custody

Former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Valery Ivashchenko has been held in detention for almost a year without any conviction nor apparent need for such a harsh preventive measure | детальніше

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Revival of criminal investigation against Melnychenko upheld

The criminal investigations were over exceeding authority and divulging state secrets. Former President Kuchma’s lawyers claim that the investigation into this case will make it possible to establish who ordered the “tape scandal”. Melnychenko’s lawyer criticizes | детальніше

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Ukraine’s Systemic Error

Both publicly and privately, high-level EU and U.S. officials have characterized the trials of Tymoshenko and her former associates as cases of “selective prosecution.” The only reasonable outcome for the West will be for Ukraine to end prosecution on political grounds | детальніше

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Police, unlike journalists, allowed to film Tymoshenko trial

Following the recent about face with the media prohibited from filming or taking photographs of the trial of the former Prime Minister and leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko, police officers have been permitted to video and photograph | детальніше

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Journalists demonstrate direct involvement of President’s Administration in Tymoshenko trial

Ukrainska Pravda has published material suggesting that a press release regarding the testimony of Tetyana Kornyakova, witness for the prosecution in the trial of former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko was produced by the President’s Administration | детальніше

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Economist: Justice in Ukraine: Democracy on trial

Mr Yanukovich’s credibility and commitment to democracy are in the dock alongside her. If at the end of it, he is seen to have used the judicial system to settle personal political scores, his espousal of democracy will look hollow. As it is, a trial designed to enhance his authority, risks undermining it. | детальніше

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Gongadze lawyer speaks of selective justice in the Pechersky District Court

Following yet another delay to the Pukach trial, Valentina Telychenko suggests comparing the way the Pechersky District Court is speeding through the trials of Yulia Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko, while dragging its heels over a man charged in connection with the murder of Georgy Gongadze | детальніше

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German Ambassador reiterates warning about consequences of selective justice

Dr. Heimsoeth stated that Germany was closely following the trials of Tymoshenko, Lutsenko and others and reiterated the relevance of the warning earlier this year that any political prosecutions will seriously impede Ukraine’s closer ties with the EU | детальніше

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Allegations that selection of judge candidates not objective

As well as complaints from 8 candidates, observers have questioned the transparency of the process for choosing candidates, and the public have noted that there are a large number of children of current heads of the courts among the candidates. | детальніше

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UHHRU condemns overt Interference by the Prosecutor General in Court Work

On 7 June the Deputy Prosecutor General M. Havrylyuk, who is at the same time a member of the High Council of Justice, asked the latter to dismiss three judges of the Kyiv Court of Appeal. The judges had passed a ruling entirely in accord with the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights | детальніше

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