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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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Tymoshenko trial: tweets included, not witness’ document

Yury Prodan, Deputy Minister of Energy in Tymoshenko’s trial gave testimony on Wednesday that was in Tymoshenko’s favour. The former Prime Minister’s application to have the document presented added to the file material was rejected as a photocopy with the Judge considering its origin to be unclearr | детальніше

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Lawyers’ Association rejects accusations against Tymoshenko’s lawyer

The Association of Lawyers of Ukraine does not agree with the resolution passed by the Pechersky District Court over supposed violation by bar lawyer Mykola Tytarenko of lawyers’ ethics and points out that any lawyer must be given time to read all the file material | детальніше

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International Republican Institute: Concerns over developments in Ukraine

Stephen B. Nix Director for Eurasia programs at IRI has told the relevant committee of the U.S. House of Representatives about deteriorating freedom in Ukraine highlighting the loss of media freedom, the threat to civil society and the prosecution of opposition leaders | детальніше

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Judge rejects Prosecutor’s request to arrest Tymoshenko

Judge Kireyev has just returned and rejected the application made this morning by Prosecutor Frolova to remand the former Prime Minister and present leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party in custody. Frolova had claimed that Yulia Tymoshenko was, through her actions, impeding the court from ascertaining the truth | детальніше

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Tymoshenko trial: Gryfon police officers use foul language and force to clear the court

Officers from the court police unit “Gryfon” drove out journalists and National Deputies from the Pechersky District Court courtroom where the trial is taking place of former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko | детальніше

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Strasbourg to consider case of Lviv human rights activist in priority order

Oleksy Verentsov and Ihor Tanichkevcyh were arrested on 14 October 2010 over their peaceful picket outside the Prosecutor’s Office in Lviv and sentenced to three days administrative arrest | детальніше

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Tweets Made Evidence In Tymoshenko Trial

Yes, Yulia tweets; regularly and often with great humor. And that does not sit well with the authorities, particularly young presiding judge Rodion Kireyev, who doesn’t seem to get much respect in his courtroom. Yesterday, he admitted Tymoshenko’s tweets as evidence in the case. The reason: inappropriate language with respect to the court | детальніше

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Court adds Tymoshenko’s notes on Twitter to the prosecution case

On Monday Judge Rodion Kireyev added material from the Twitter page of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to the criminal prosecution against her over the gas contracts with Russia at the beginning of 2009 | детальніше

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Tymoshenko to ask specialists whether the Judge explained what she’s charged with

Yulia Tymoshenko’s defence lawyers have announced that they plan to turn to Ukrainian specialized institutes, as well as international legal institutions for their opinion as to whether Judge Rodion Kireyev explained the essence of the charges against the former Prime Minister | детальніше

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Independent: Trial puts Tymoshenko back in the spotlight

The trial has seen both the court and the prosecutors accused of a host of procedural violations, provoking stern warnings from the European Commission and the US State Department that they are now monitoring proceedings carefully | детальніше

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