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Yury Lutsenko: Hunger strike is the only way left

Former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko, declared a hunger strike on Friday in protest at his continued remand in custody. He said that he had no other means left of expressing his protest against the violation of his human rights but to declare a hunger strike | детальніше

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Former Minister, Yury Lutsenko kept in custody

On Thursday 21 April the Kyiv Court of Appeal remanded in custody for yet another month former Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Lutsenko | детальніше

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Court refuses to release Tax Code protester under Deputies’ guarantee

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has rejected an application to release Tax Code protester, Serhiy Kostyakov, under Deputy guarantee, and say this demonstrates the politically motivated nature of the prosecution | детальніше

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Tortured for damaging a bust of Stalin

Members of the nationalist organization Tryzub who are charged with cutting off the head of the monument to Stalin on Zaporizhya Communist Party land claim that while in the SIZO [remand unit] they were tortured and isolated from lawyers and their relatives | детальніше

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High Specialized Court opens the way for extraordinary review of administrative offence rulings

In the Case of Larisa Karpenko, the High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases has considered her application and allowed review by the Supreme Court of the rulings imposing administrative penalties | детальніше

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Empty coffers and judicial dependence

Yury Zabara compares the President’s upbeat promises of judicial independence with the brutal reality where court salaries are pitiful and there is not even enough money to pay for postage stamps | детальніше

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Tax Code Protest prosecutions reminiscent of 1937 cases

In a recent interview, lawyer for the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Oleh Levytsky spoke of the most shocking case in his experience, the first prosecutions in independent Ukraine of those defending their constitutional right to freedom of assembly | детальніше

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Haste (and the Verkhovna Rada) vs. the Right to a Fair Trial

On Friday the Verkhovna Rada passed a draft law allowing for limitation on the time frame for a person accused to read the material of his or her case | детальніше

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Each crime which goes unpunished is a sentence against soceity itself

Victoria Shcherbyna lost her baby and will never walk again after an accident caused by a public official who was speeding. He got off without serving a prison sentence and has never paid any compensation, while she is forced to exist on a pittance | детальніше

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Tax Code Protesters outraged over investigation irregularities

Those accused of damaging the granite stone during the Tax Code protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti say they were not informed the case had been sent to court and believe the unseemly haste indicates that even the verdict has been prepared in advance | детальніше

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Lawless continuation of criminal case against Tax Cade Protesters

The Investigator, who cites pressure from above, would seem to have no time for such “empty formalities” as allowing the accused to see the file material of this highly questionable criminal investigation in the presence of his lawyer | детальніше

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Stanislaw Lutsenko still imprisoned on a questionable conviction

Ukraine is still no closer to affirming Lutsenko’s right to a fair trial despite a European Court of Human Rights judgment which came into force in March 2009 | детальніше

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Leader of nationalist organization gets four months for a pistol

A court in the Ivano-Frankivsk region has sentenced the leader of the nationalist organization VO “Tryzub”, Andriy Stempitsky to four months imprisonment for being in posession of a Zoraki pistol | детальніше

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Another Tax Code Protester kept behind bars

Serhiy Kostakov has been held in custody since 1 December 2010 and is accused of damaging a car driving along a street which the protesters had blocked with there being absolutely no profof except the assertion of the car’s driver | детальніше

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Parliamentarians refuse to defend Tax Code protesters

The Verkhovna Rada has rejected a resolution regarding the violation of the constitutional rights of citizens arrested or detained after the protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] over the Tax Code [the Tax Code Maidan] | детальніше

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Constitutional Court only slightly trims High Council of Justice’s new powers

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the High Council of Justice does not have the right to demand copies of judicial cases from the courts before the court examination has been completed, but found no problem with two other norms introduced in 2010 | детальніше

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Reprisals against the Tax Code Protesters

The entire country heard Yanukovych’s promise that there would be no persecution of the Tax Code Maidan (the mass protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square. His word was not kept long: three weeks after the Tax Code Maidan the authorities began real political repression | детальніше

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Attempt to oust Head of Supreme Court fails

The vote of no confidence against Head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court, Vasyl Onopenko, on Friday failed to gain endorsement from a simple majority with only 17 of the 46 judges voting for it | детальніше

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Strasbourg concerned over unwarranted use of remand in custody

The European Court of Human Rights is concerned at how Ukrainian courts determine whether a person needs to be remanded in custody | детальніше

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Tax Code protester’s remand in custody extended

On 9 March the Holosiyvsky District Court in Kyiv remanded O. Zaplatkin, a Tax Code protester, for a further month in custody. Another hearing, regarding Serhiy Kostakov who has been in custody since 1 December 2010, accused of damaging a car during the protest, has been postponed | детальніше

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