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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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Biden warns against “selective prosecutions of opposition officials” in Ukraine

US Vice President emphasized the importance of avoiding any selective prosecutions of opposition officials and the need for an electoral law reform process that is fully inclusive to further Ukraine’s European integration and best help it attract foreign direct investment | детальніше

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Court upholds Lutsenko’s continued remand in custody

On Friday the Kyiv Court of Appeal upheld the 16 February ruling handed down by the Pechersky District Court extending the remand in custody until 26 April of former Minister of the Interior, Yury Lutsenko | детальніше

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Lutsenko’s appeal examined in his absence

The Kyiv Court of Appeal on Friday morning began its examination of the appeal brought by former Minister of the Interior, Yury Lutsenko against the extension of his remand in custody until 26 April without him being present in the courtroom. | детальніше

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Ukraine owing its citizens 130 billion UAH

According to the Government Representative on European Court of Human Rights matters, Valeria Lutkovska, Ukraine owes its citizens 130 billion UAH from unenforced court rulings | детальніше

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Parliament tightens law on amnesties

The Verkhovna Rada has prohibited the application of an amnesty to people whose criminal charges are still at the stage of investigation or court proceedings, but prior to court examination | детальніше

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Lutsenko’s remand in custody extended to 26 April

The court ruling would appear to have been handed down without Lutsenko’s lawyer having been notified in time to be able to attend and without the media present. The Prosecutor General’s Office has not commented on the need for such haste and secrecy | детальніше

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Former Minister Korniychuk released on signed undertaking to remain in Kyiv

The release of the former First Deputy Minister of Justice in Tymoshenko’s Government came after a meeting between the President and Korniychuk’s father-in-law, the Head of the Supreme Court who has accused the new regime of trying to force him to resign | детальніше

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Stop the political persecution!

January 2011 saw a wave of detentions, searches, interrogations of members of the organizations VO Svoboda [the Freedom Party], V.O. Tryzub and other similar organizations | детальніше

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Remand in custody extended for ex-Mayor of Kamianets-Podilsky

Anatoly Nesteruk, widely expected to win the elections a month later, was arrested on 20 September in a move which large numbers of outraged voters saw as politically motivated. The application for his release came from Deputies of the City Council | детальніше

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New law affecting remand in custody

One of the amendments is that remand in custody can be applied where a person is accused of crimes which carry a sentence of five years or over. Until now this was from three years imprisonment | детальніше

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Constitutional Court judgment on replacement to the death penalty

According to a Constitutional Court judgment from 26 January 2011, all death sentences passed for particularly serious crimes become life imprisonment. The judgment was in response to legal clashes linked with amendments to the Criminal Code | детальніше

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Swedish Foreign Minister: Europe has serious questions over treatment of Tymoshenko

Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Karl Bildt considers unacceptable the ban of the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party, Yulia Tymoshenko, travelling to Brussels | детальніше

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Democracy Watch: Political persecution spreads in Ukraine.

People First Comment: The government may claim that the current clamp down is a bid to combat corruption but in reality it is nothing more than selective pressure on political opponents | детальніше

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