Tymoshenko: A Security Service man burst in with a film crew
Former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko is outraged over the invasion of her privacy and is also demanding that the SIZO administration retract untruthful information about the conditions in which she is being held
German Human Rights Commissioner: Tymoshenko should be released
Markus Löning calls the prosecution of former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko politically motivated. He says that because of her state of health, she should be released immediately.
Danish Helsinki Committee slates politically motivated prosecutions in Ukraine
Mikael Lyngbo, author of Legal Monitoring Reports for the Danish Helsinki Committee on Human Rights, says that he cannot imagine the prosecutions of former government officials which he examined in the law-based democracies he knows
Tymoshenko Appeal Hearings postponed until after EU-Ukraine Summit
The Kyiv Court of Appeal decided on Wednesday to resume examination of the appeal against the former Prime Minister and opposition leader’s conviction over the 2009 gas deal and 7-year prison sentence on 20 December
Lutsenko: Visits not allowed, so birthday greetings on banners
On Wednesday, friends of the former Minister of Internal Affairs and opposition politician Yury Lutsenko prepared a surprise for his 47th birthday which he is spending in detention on charges of abuse of office. They hung a huge banner with his picture and the words: “Fight and you’ll win”.
Ivashchenko Trial: Detention continues as does the failure to provide proper medical treatment
While the prosecution of former Acting Defence Minister in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government Valery Ivashchenko is not as high-profile as those of Yulia Tymoshenko and Yury Lutsenko, both his detention for over a year and prosecution give grounds for concern
Lutsenko trial: Court allows witness testimony to be read in his absence
In view of the number of prosecution witnesses who have so far changed their testimony in court or accused the investigators of having twisted their words, the decision on Tuesday to use a witness’s testimony while he is in hospital must be of concern.
First Day of Tymoshenko Appeal
The hearing took place with the former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party and with scuffles between supporters outside the court and the large number of riot police and internal forces officers
Human Rights in Ukraine – 2011: More and more violations
The human rights situation will improve only when there are radical changes in attitude of those in power to their main constitutional duty, that being the affirmation and protection of human rights. At the present time Article 3 of Ukraine’s Constitution seems like pure mockery.
Travelling Court Stunt in Tymoshenko prosecution
A “court hearing” took place on Thursday in Yulia Tymoshenkos cell and therefore effectively in secret, to consider an application from the Security Service investigators to arrest the former Prime Minister and opposition leader.
Prison-cum court hearing stunt with respect to Yulia Tymoshenko postponed till Thursday
The Security Service have asked the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv to remand in custody former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko who has been in detention since August this year
Prosecutor forgets to await court proceedings in judging Tymoshenko
Hard to rage over journalist infringements of fundamental principles, such as that a person is innocent until found by a court guilty, when the Prosecutor General’s Office seems blithely indifferent to such judicial niceties
Political repression is back
Human rights activists warn that persecution of members of civic society is an ever-greater threat to democracy in the country.
Political Persecution in modern Ukraine 2010–2011
The set of cases of political repression.
Danish Helsinki Committee issues damning legal assessment of the Tymoshenko case
The Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights has issued a third Legal Monitoring Report, this time specifically on the investigations against Yulia Tymoshenko in November 2011.
Tymoshenko presented with new charges in SIZO cell
The former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party was on Thursday presented with charges under criminal investigations revived by the Tax Service. The flow of other criminal charges began just after the verdict over the gas deal with Russia which prompted widespread condemnation throughout the world
Lutsenko Trial: Witnesses questioned after the Investigation
Yury Lutsenko continues to be held in custody in ill heath but without proper medical care, while witnesses have stated that they have been summoned for questioning by the Prosecutor since the trial began
Ukraine’s Apathy Test
The lack of any united protest against the Tymoshenko verdict, mockery of the judicial system and a whole number of other worrying trends distances Ukraine from the democratic community no less effectively than the brazen stupidity of the present regime
Political Motives behind Failure to treat Yury Lutsenko?
Despite serious grounds for concern over the former Minister of Internal Affairs’ health, as well as over his prosecution and detention in general, Judge Serhiy Vovk is refusing to hospitalize him, claiming that the SIZO Administration is responsible for his treatment
Human rights organizations speak out on the sentencing of Yulia Tymoshenko
The courts must give attention to a number of specific questions arousing concern over the recent trial and demonstrate “courage and decisive action in defence of society from attempts to undermine] the principles of law”