Police on the hunt for “losses” over EuroMaidan
In moves like those used to bring prosecutions over the Tax Code Maidan in 2010, the police have approached at least one business asking it to assess its “losses” due to the EuroMaidan protests
Police pressure on AutoMaidan organizer
Dmytro Bulatov, organizer of the AutoMaidan car rallies which are part of the EuroMaidan protests, has again been summoned by the police, after being told that the case in which he was supposed to be a witness had been closed
The President’s Bankova Prisoners
In a move which makes a farce of the recent amnesty law, a court in Kyiv has heeded objections from the prosecutor and refused to release Yaroslav Prytulenko, one of the 9 “Bankova Prisoners”, detained following the Dec 1 disturbances on Bankova St
New “suspect”, no real investigation into Nov 30 violent dispersing of Maidan
The Prosecutor General’s Office has announced that the head of one of the Kyiv police departments is under suspicion of abuse of power during the events on Nov 30 on Maidan Nezalezhnosti
EuroMaidan activist assaulted in Dnipropetrovsk
Ihor Mashkevych, a Dnipropetrovsk activist who has also been helping collect humanitarian aid for the EuroMaidan in Kyiv was set upon by several assailants and is now in hospital
Criminal charges against Vasylkiv EuroMaidan protester
Serhiy Sabov, one of the activists involved in blocking the departure of coaches carrying special force Tiger officers from Vasylkiv to Kyiv during the night from 9 to 10 Dec has been classified as a suspect in criminal proceedings
Chornovol believes Yanukovych ordered the attack on her
On a day that saw Health Ministry claims that Tetyana Chornovol was able to be discharged from hospital angrily refuted by the journalist and her husband, Chornovol has stated that she considers that the order for her attack came from the president.
Criminal charges for graffiti on Interior Minister’s fence
Participants in a peaceful protest on Dec 26 outside the opulent residence of the Interior Minister, Vitaly Zakharchenko have been informed that criminal proceedings have been initiated over graffiti on the minister’s fence.
Traffic police detain AutoMaidan leader near Kyiv
In the latest repressive measure against activists who took part in the EuroMaidan car rally to the president’s highly controversial residence at Mezhyhirya, traffic police officers have stopped the car of Serhiy Poyarkov, Kyiv artist and one of the leaders of AutoMaidan
Lviv Priest becomes the latest traffic police target
The latest target of illegal visitations by traffic police officers is the Lviv Greek Catholic priest, Father Mykhailo Dymyd, who has been ministering to members of the Lviv EuroMaidan
Sanctions against Fabricated Prosecutions
Allegations by the police that a traffic police officer was hit and injured by a EuroMaidan car rally driver on Jan 3 warrant close attention. This case and similar attempts to fabricate criminal charges over the last week or two could render all stern words about likely sanctions if the Ukrainian authorities continue to use violence against peaceful protesters largely meaningless.
EuroMaidan activist beaten up in Rivne
On Sunday evening Vitaliy Prymak, head of the NGO Youth ACTS and member of the Rivne branch of the Maidan movement, was beaten up by two thugs who made it clear that their violence was connected with his pro-EU protest and who showed no fear of being caught by the police
Pornography charges as weapon against EuroMaidan activists
The police in Donetsk are accusing a EuroMaidan activist of sexual abuse of a young girl whom nobody seems able to identify. The accusations against a Kharkiv activist of circulating pornography via the social network VKontakte are just as questionable
Four political prisoners – the amnesty law an empty farce
Four men remain in detention on dubious charges linked with the EuroMaidan protests. All should have been released by today, Jan 4, in accordance with the “amnesty law”.
Traffic police deployed against EuroMaidan protesters
Ukraine’s traffic police are as notorious as the country’s roads, and both are best avoided. This is not an option for people taking part in the EuroMaidan peaceful protests and current interference and pressure seem likely to increase with the creation of a new special force unit
Given the will the amnesty law can be applied
Mykola Khavronyuk, a prominent criminal law specialist and research director for the Centre for Political and Legal Reform agrees that the amnesty bill is unimpressive as a legal document, but says that its aim is clear and can be enforced
Repression against Donetsk EuroMaidan activists
Repressive measures and acts of vandalism are gaining pace in Donetsk, including pressure from the tax inspectorate on farmers who donated money and food to the Kyiv EuroMaidan
All Bankova prisoners should be released by Friday if amnesty law has any meaning
Court hearings are due on Friday regarding the cases of four men detained in connection with the EuroMaidan protests: Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya; his lawyer Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura; and Yaroslav Prytulenko
New Year in Prison for Peaceful Protest
The continued prosecution of Road Control’s Andriy Dzyndzya and Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura, and Yaroslav Prytulenko suggests that the amnesty law now in force is as empty as most commitments made by the current regime.
Serious doubts about the Chornovol investigation
Tetyana Chornovol’s husband believes that attempts to minimize her injuries are aimed at preventing the truth coming out about who ordered the attack. Meanwhile the report provided to diplomats was interestingly different to that for the Ukrainian public’s consumption