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Tymoshenko’s Lawyer: How do you formulate a crime that didn’t exist?

Mykola Siry asserts that the indictment in the “gas case” against the former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party has not provided the main element – the fact of a crime. He asserts that this is because the trial is about politics, not law | детальніше

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Freed Tax Code protester to appeal against police actions

Serhiy Kostakov spent more than 7 months remanded in custody. His repeated denial of the charges against him of damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010 appears to be borne out by the police video of the impugned offence | детальніше

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Tymoshenko’s lawyers invite press to try the court’s deadline

The new lawyers, appointed after Judge Kireyev banned Serhiy Vlasenko from defending the former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, have been given only three days to read around 5 thousand pages of material | детальніше

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Tymoshenko’s Lawyers plan to ask for the indictment to be read again

“We will be demanding that the indictment be read out again in the court since Yulia Tymoshenko had been ejected from the courtroom in violation of the norms of the Criminal Procedure Code.." | детальніше

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Lviv court convicts nationalist deputies over the events on 9 July

The court found two brothers, both deputies in the Sambir District Council from the right-wing Svoboda Party guilty of assaulting police officers during the events on 9 May. Serious allegations have been made as to who orchestrated the conflict that day, as well as regarding selective criminal investigations | детальніше

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Mr. President, Time to Stop Digging Yourself Into a Hole

David Kramer, President of Freedom House, Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, and Robert Nurick, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council write that relentless prosecutions of Tymoshenko, other Yanukovych opponents lack credibility. | детальніше

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Prosecutor General seeks Landik’s extradition from Russia

This follows public outrage over video footage which seems to clearly show Roman Landik, son of a National Deputy [MP] from the Party of the Regions, himself a recently elected deputy of the Luhansk City Council, trying to chat up a girl and then beating her up when rebuffed | детальніше

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Prosecution: Tymoshenko signed “economically unfavourable and unacceptable” gas deals with Russia

“In this way Tymoshenko tried to create the image of an effective leader”, the indictment in the trial against the former Prime Minister and leader of the Batkivshchyna Party reads. The agreement in question was that which restored winter gas supplies to Europe | детальніше

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Judge refuses to reinstate live broadcast of Tymoshenko trial

Judge Rodion Kireyev also refused to allow photographs or video coverage. After banning Serhiy Vlasenko from acting as defence lawyer, he gave two new lawyers: Oleksandr Plakhotnyuk and Mykola Syry three days to familiarize themselves with the case | детальніше

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Civic activists demand real liability for Deputy’s son Landik

Cases where the sons of deputies, prosecutor’s and others in high places escape criminal liability in Ukraine are legion. The video footage showing Roman Landik, son of a Party of the Regions National Deputy trying to chat up a girl and then beating her badly when rebuffed did however elicit outrage | детальніше

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Court hearing in Pukach trial postponed

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv where the trials are taking place of Yulia Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko has postponed the hearing in the trial of former Police General Oleksy Pukach till 28 July | детальніше

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President brings another Donetsk judge to Kyiv

President Yanukovyh has appointed Oleh Linnych judge of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv. He was transferred from the Maryinsky District Court in the Donetsk region | детальніше

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Tymoshenko’s Lawyer banned from her entire trial

Judge Rodion Kireyev has removed Serhiy Vlasenko from his role defending the former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and present leader of the main opposition party. Yulia Tymoshenko’s trial is again continuing without a defence lawyer | детальніше

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Human rights lawyer Tymoshenko trial turning into farce

“You get the impression that for this trial the defence and the defendant are redundant, that everything is already decided and the defendant simply gets in the way” - Arkady Bushchenko, Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union | детальніше

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Ukraine’s unprecedented law

With less than 6 months remaining for Ukraine to rectify systemic faults leading to abuse of remand in custody, the tale here of a Court of Appeal’s ruling finding detention unwarranted and the subsequent motion in the High Council of Justice to have all three judges dismissed, gives no grounds for optimism | детальніше

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Tymoshenko once again removed from her own trial

Since Yulia Tymoshenko came to the court hearing without lawyers, the indictment is being read out without anybody from the defence. The Judge also decided that video or photo coverage was unacceptable | детальніше

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Lutsenko Trial: Without Journalists or Lutsenko

On Thursday the prosecutor began reading out the indictment. First though,journalists were removed and then Lutsenko himself, supposedly for infringing public order. Such actions by the judges examining the cases against members of the opposition are already being appealed both in Ukraine and in the European Court of Human Rights | детальніше

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Arkady Bushchenko to represent Yulia Tymoshenko in the European Court

Arkady Bushchenko, Kharkiv Human Rights Group Legal specialist and Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will be representing former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the European Court of Human Rights | детальніше

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Information about selection of judges in Pechersky Court classified

Valentina Telychenko, lawyer representing Gongadze’s widow points out that classing information about the supposedly computerized distribution of high-profile political cases between judges "for official use only" casts doubts on the lawfulness of the process | детальніше

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Court bans recordings of Lutsenko trial

Objections from Lutsenko and his lawyers to the pretext that material containing secret information was to be examined were ignored. As with the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko attempts seem underway to keep journalists out | детальніше

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