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Study finds Tymoshenko case viewed as political repression and personal revenge

According to a study carried out by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, an absolute majority of those asked see the prosecution of former Prime Minister and leader of BYUT, Yulia Tymoshenko as a demonstration of political repression and selective justice | детальніше

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MEP Marek Siwiec willing to stand guarantor to secure Yury Lutsenko’s release

I am convinced that remand in custody is an exceptional measure of restraint which must be used against a suspect only in the case of a real threat. It would seem that a milder measure could be chosen with respect to Yury Lutsenko, whose state of health leaves a great deal to be desired | детальніше

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Court again refuses to release Valery Ivashchenko

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has refused to release former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government, Valery Ivashchenko from custody on a signed undertaking not to abscond. He has been held in custody now for almost a year. | детальніше

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Prosecutor’s son accused of causing the death of three pedestrians released on bail

Dmytro Rud, the son of a Prosecutor from one of the Dnipropetrovsk districts, is accused of hitting the three women while driving his own Toyota Prado in October last year | детальніше

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Tax Code protester finally released from custody

Serhiy Kostakov had been held in custody since the beginning of December, probably longer than the likely sentence if convicted of the crime he is charged with. He is accused of having damaged a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010 | детальніше

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Case over alleged damage by alleged Tax Code protesters returned to court

The Court of Appeal has returned the criminal case over alleged damage to the granite stone on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] in the centre of Kyiv during the demonstrations against the draft Tax Code late last year to the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv | детальніше

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Yet another criminal case against Yulia Tymoshenko

The Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal has reinstated the case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko relating to the signing of an additional agreement to the Kryvorizhstal contract | детальніше

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Journalists prevented from covering Tymoshenko trial

On Thursday 7 July journalists were not allowed into the courtroom of the Pechersky District Court where the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the main opposition party Batkivshchyna – BYUT is taking place | детальніше

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Berkut uses force against journalists during Tymoshenko trial

On 6 July officers of the MIA Special Force Berkut unit burst into the courtroom of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv where the trial is taking place of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and used physical force against journalists | детальніше

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Tymoshenko expelled from courtroom, Deputies manhandled

The court hearing on Wednesday in the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and leader of the main opposition party Batkivshchyna – BYUT, ended in scandal and a brawl involving police and National Deputies | детальніше

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New criminal investigation against Tymoshenko

The latest “response” to statements of concern from Europe and the US, human rights organizations and the European Parliament over the present “gas trial” of the former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the main opposition party | детальніше

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Two former subordinates of Yulia Tymoshenko released pending trial

The former Head of the State Customs Service, Anatoly Makarenko and former Head of the Kyiv Regional Customs Office, Taras Shchepitko have been released from custody pending trial, but not Ihor Didenko who is facing the same charges | детальніше

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Tax Code protester still in custody 7 months on

The Human Rights Ombudsperson is sending a representative to the next hearing into the case of Serhiy Kostakov who is accused of damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010. There are only police witnesses in this worrying case and a video which the defendant has not been allowed to see | детальніше

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Judge is in a hurry with Tymoshenko trial

The judge decided that one day was enough for the new lawyer to read through the case material. BYUT consider that such haste reflects the wish to convict the former Prime Minister as quickly as possible. | детальніше

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Polish Ambassador: Prosecuting opposition politicians can lead to bad habits

In an interview the Ambassador spoke of "things which, from the point of view of many EU representatives seem dubious. For example, we are concerned by the situation with prosecutions of opposition politicians. Such practice can lead to the bad habit that those who lose the elections end up in prison" | детальніше

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While Lutsenko criticized the court, his property was being frozen

A part of the property of both former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko has been frozen. The same day at the latest court hearing, Yury Lutsenko accused the Ukrainian authorities of political persecution of the opposition | детальніше

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Ukrainians ever more negative about observance of their rights

The main source of violation of rights and freedoms this year: in the Razumkov Centre’s traditional survey was President Yanukovych. Those who most contribute to violations or impede exercise of rights were seen to be National Deputies (MPs); the Police; the President and the courts. | детальніше

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Immunity has a Human Face

The case of Yakov Strogan whose arrest following his public allegations of torture by police officers is of enormous significance because of the lesson it is clearly trying to give others, and the very dangerous conclusions which will be drawn by certain police officers if justice does not prevail | детальніше

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US State Department: On the Prosecution of Ukrainian Opposition Leaders

“The US reiterates its concern about the appearance of politically-motivated prosecutions of opposition figures in Ukraine. When the senior leadership of an opposition party is the focus of prosecutions, out of proportion with other political figures, this creates the appearance of a political motive” | детальніше

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European Commission Ambassador calls conditions of Tymoshenko trial inhuman

Jose Manuel Pintu Teisheira who was present at the first day of Tymoshenko’s trial stressed that the EU was following the trial very closely especially since it involves gas accords which resolved the conflict in the winter of 2009 which halted gas supplies to Europe | детальніше

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