Police Officers Charged Over Brutal Killing of Detainee Could be Released on Bail
Two of the three police officers facing charges over the death of 32-year-old Oleksandr Tsukerman who was beaten and fatally shot while in handcuffs are now facing less serious charges on the grounds that it was not their savage beating that killed the young man, but shots
Interior Minister accused of hate speech against those forced to flee Donbas
Vostok-SOS and other civic organizations have reacted with anger to remarks made on Friday by Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Interior Minister regarding Ukrainians displaced by the fighting in Donbas
Fighting corruption the Ukrainian way: new elements
Overview of the activities of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and of the difficulties it encounters when carrying out its functions
Horrific police killing elicits assurances of a shakeup & local fears of a cover-up
Three police officers are currently in detention after a 32-year-old man was beaten and fatally shot while in handcuffs in the early hours of August 24.
Sinister Russian FSB attack on lawyers defending Crimean political prisoners
Russia has long demonstrated that journalists, civic activists and all those who express independent views are at risk in Russian-occupied Crimea. On Thursday, there was a disturbing indication that the lawyers representing political prisoners may also be in danger.
Defending a national hero or dangerous extrajudicial methods?
The events on July 2 around the detention of former Aidar commander Valentyn Lykholit elicited widely divergent reactions and some worrying assumptions about what need not be considered in fighting ‘separatists’.
An End to Sabotage of Maidan Crime Investigations?
Newly-appointed Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko has held a meeting with lawyers representing victims of crimes against Euromaidan. While it is definitely early days, the lawyers are obviously pleased at the moves Lutsenko has announced which may help to remove the sources of sabotage from within the Prosecutor General’s Office
Suspected Euromaidan crimes no impediment for current Ukrainian police job
Anton Zazymko, who is facing serious charges over an attack by Berkut officers on Euromaidan activists, has held onto a renamed, but similar post in a National Police special forces regiment. In a move viewed with anger by lawyers representing Maidan victims, the Kyiv Court of Appeal upheld the original rejection of the application for his suspension
Alarm bells ring as chief Maidan crimes investigator threatened with criminal charges
Civic activists and Euromaidan victims’ lawyers have sounded the alarm about a major offensive against Serhiy Horbatyuk and his special investigative department. Several criminal investigations have been initiated against members of the department and Horbatyuk could himself be facing criminal charges for alleged ‘negligence’.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General ‘loses’ data explaining why only anti-corruption whistleblower targeted
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau did not initiate criminal proceedings over flats obtained by Vitaly Kasko, a prominent reformer, anti-corruption campaigner and ex-Deputy Prosecutor General. This contradicts the impression given by the Prosecutor General’s Office which is seeking prosecution of Kasko, while claiming that data about the allocation of almost all other apartments has been ‘lost’.
Selective prosecutions as weapon in Prosecutor’s war against reform?
The good news that ex-Deputy Prosecutor General Vitaly Kasko has not been remanded in custody cannot remove the deep concern that an attempt was made to jail an outspoken critic of corruption and stalled reforms.
Prosecutor General Office stages evening raid to bring charges against anti-corruption reformer
In what has been aptly described as “the latest disgrace from the Prosecutor General’s leadership”, an attempt was made late on Sunday evening to read out criminal charges against Vitaly Kasko, ex-Deputy Prosecutor General and prominent critic of corruption and sabotage of reform within the prosecutor service.
Fighting Corruption in Ukraine or Those Who Fight It?
Relief that Viktor Shokin has finally been removed from his post as Prosecutor General was tempered on Tuesday by a final blow against the reform camp through the dismissal of David Sakvarelidze and criminal charges against his former colleague Vitaly Kasko, with concern mounting that Shokin’s successor may only differ in passport details.
Protesters demand independent Prosecutor General
200 or more protesters gathered outside the President’s Administration on Sunday demanding the removal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin whose resignation once again seems in doubt.
Prosecutor General’s Office obtains carte blanche to raid anti-corruption NGO
The ever-obliging Pechersky Court in Kyiv has allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to search and remove documents, etc. from the Anti-Corruption Action Centre. This, we are to understand, is how the illustrious investigators want to find US money allocated for reforming the prosecutor’s office
Maidan activists: Prove that Ukraine has changed through choice of Prosecutor General!
Relatives of Nebesna Sotnya, those killed during Euromaidan and civic activists have publicly demanded an end to behind-the-scenes bargaining and an open competition for the post of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General
Key reformer quits over ’total corruption’ & ’lawlessness’ in Prosecutor General’s Office
Vitaly Kasko, who has resigned as Deputy Prosecutor General, had earlier warned that while the Prosecutor General spends so much time in the President’s Administration, you can forget about real reform
Prosecutor General Shokin’s Year of Failed Investigations and Blocked Reform
It is one year exactly since President Petro Poroshenko put forward Viktor Shokin as Prosecutor General, a post Shokin controversially holds to this day
Ukraine’s police must not collaborate with Azov xenophobes
Xenophobic statements just issued by members of the Azov Regiment can only compound mounting concern over reported collaboration between police and Azov Civic Corps activists in the Kyiv oblast, as well as plans for groups of Azov fighters to "clean the streets" of criminals