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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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Former minister Korniychuk appeals against arrest to Strasbourg

First Deputy Minister of Justice in Yulia Tymoshenko’s Government, Yevhen Korniychuk’s lawyer reports that he has lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights over what he alleges are his client’s unlawful arrest and remand in custody | детальніше

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EU officials express ‘regret, dissapointment’ that Tymoshenko couldn’t visit Brussels

A spokesperson for EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele states that “the EU also recalls the need to ensure that the criminal law is not used for political ends” | детальніше

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Report that Lutsenko’s assets have been frozen a PR move?

Yury Lutsenko’s family is dismissive of the Prosecutor General’s Office report on Friday stating that his assets have been frozen and say that this happened at least two months ago | детальніше

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Air of criminality as a weapon against the opposition

The Prosecutor General’s Office has completed the pre-trial investigation into the case brought against former Minister of the Interior Yury Lutsenko. Observers believe that in this way the regime has achieved its aim, regardless of whether Lutsenko is imprisoned | детальніше

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Ukraine among States slammed for delays implementing European Court judgments

At the same time Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice reports that Ukraine has been given a further 6 months to comply with the pilot judgment by introducing an effective means of defence against non-enforcement | детальніше

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Call for the Dismissal of the Head of the High Court on Civil and Criminal Proceedings

Representatives of a number of law and human rights organizations are demanding the dismissal of the Head of the High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Proceedings, L. Fesenko from his post as judge and member of the High Council of Justice due to breach of his oath | детальніше

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More on the “Zaporizhya Terrorists”

Vasyl Labaichuk, one of the young men detained over damage to the monument to Stalin in Zaporizhya (three days before the bust to the dictator was destroyed) has, via his lawyer, issued an open appeal to the Prosecutor General and Human Rights Ombudsperson | детальніше

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On why criminal cases for some, not for others.

The Kyiv Police assert that they did not initiate criminal proceedings after the mass protests in 2005-2007, as they have now against Tax Code protesters, because then they received no complaints from the municipal services | детальніше

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