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Tax Code protester has been in custody for seven months

Serhiy Kostakov is accused of having damaged a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010O. The proof for such an offence is widely considered to be questionable, while the grounds for his remand in custody are quite unfathomable | детальніше

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Court orders recalculation of dictator’s head

An independent assessment is to be made into how accurate the figure given by the Communist Party for the damage caused to the highly controversial bust of Stalin is. 9 young people are facing charges of causing damage “on a particular large scale” … | детальніше

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Trial of Yury Lutsenko begins

The Pechersky Court in Kyiv once again rejected a petition to withdraw the judge examining the former Minister of Internal Affairs case. Lutsenko believes Serhiy Vovk has a vested interest in seeing him convicted | детальніше

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EU official: Ukraine’s progress in EU integration depends on existence of impartial judiciary

In order to succeed on its path towards obtaining the membership in the European Union, Ukraine needs to conduct comprehensive reforms of the judicial system, European Commissioner Günther Herrmann Oettinger has said | детальніше

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European Parliament Resolution on Tymoshenko Case

On 9 June the European Parliament passed a resolution calling on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that judicial measures are not used selectively, not to use criminal law to prosecute the opposition and not to restrict the freedom of movement of political leaders | детальніше

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On the Criminal Prosecution of Yury Lutsenko

The first court hearing in his case is scheduled for 9 June 201 and we therefore consider it our civic duty to express our position with regard to the former Minister’s work and the reasons for his prosecution | детальніше

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More high-level warnings against persecution of the opposition

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly and several deputy groups within the European Parliament have come out with strong criticism of facts which they believe prove that opposition politicians are facing persecution in Ukraine | детальніше

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Tymoshenko prevented from visiting voters within Ukraine

On the same day that the media reported plans by the European Parliament to hold a debate on “the cases of Yulia Tymoshenko and other members of the former government”, the Prosecutor General’s Office refused to allow Tymoshenko to travel on a working visit to the Lviv region | детальніше

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More Donetsk judges moved to Kyiv Economic Court

A Decree posted on the President’s website moves two more judges from Donetsk to the Economic Court in Kyiv. In May the daughter of the Crimean Prime Minister Vasyl Dzharty became the Deputy Head of the same Court | детальніше

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Supreme Court overturns rulings in Lazarenko Case

It may be said that on 6 June 2011 the Supreme Court turned a new page in Ukraine’s legal history. For the first time it overturned court rulings passed with considerable violations of the principles of fair court proceedings confirmed by a European Court of Human Rights judgement | детальніше

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Fate of the Supreme Court still up in the air

On a draft law which, according to the author, is aimed at finally succeeding in making the Supreme Court malleable – the motives for its being pushed, and the reasons why the Party of the Regions has now twice backed off | детальніше

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Verkhovna Rada refuses to support trial by jury

A proposal to add a draft law on introducing trial by jury on to the parliamentary agenda failed to gain enough support on Wednesday. Both Yulia Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko whose prosecutions have elicited considerable concern in Ukraine and abroad have demanded trial by jury | детальніше

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11 thousand cases against Ukraine in the European Court of Human Rights

ECHR Judge from Ukraine Anna Yudkivska speaks of the cases against Ukraine which are heard by the Court in Strasbourg as a reflection of the problem issues in the country itself. In the first place, she says, are problems relating to the penal system and pre-trial investigations | детальніше

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Human rights activists: There is political persecution in Ukraine but it can be stopped

Various avenues considered included calling on foreign governments to declare persona non grata officials implicated in political persecution, and for the victims themselves to seek redress through international law | детальніше

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Freedom House Concerned by Detention of Yulia Tymoshenko

"Ukrainian authorities have gone after Yulia Tymoshenko with one criminal charge after another until they eventually succeed in throwing her in jail and removing her from the political scene," said David J. Kramer, executive director of Freedom House. | детальніше

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EU sees political motives “in the cases of Yulia Tymoshenko and other members of the former government”

A statement has been issued on behalf of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the case of Yulia Tymoshenko and others express “concern at suggestions of political motivation behind these cases” | детальніше

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Yulia Tymoshenko detained

The Leader of the opposition BYuT Party, former Presidential candidate and Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko has been detained in Kyiv. This was on the basis of a court order from the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv “in order to carry out investigation activities”. | детальніше

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Court extends Yury Lutsenko’s imprisonment

The court has refused to release from custody pending trial the former Minister of Internal Affairs and leader of the People’s Self-Defence Party, Yury Lutsenko. They do not reveal their reasons, nor how much of the trial will be held behind closed doors because of documents including “state secrets” | детальніше

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Lutsenko alleges attempts to blackmail him using family visits

The first hearing is underway in Kyiv with the Ambassadors of Sweden and Finland present. Yury Lutsenko’s request to have a judge removed was turned down | детальніше

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Free Yury Lutsenko!

Instead of complying with the recent European Court of Human Rights instruction to rectify abuse of remand in custody, those in power are abusing it for their own political motives | детальніше

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