Concern and anger over break in Lutsenko’s hospital treatment
The sudden transfer of imprisoned former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko back to the Mensk Prison Colony from the clinic in Kyiv where he had undergone surgery has aroused outrage both from his family and others within Ukraine, and from EU representatives
Lutsenko moved without warning soon after operation
Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. has expressed concern that the imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition leader has been moved so soon after serious surgery. His concern is shared
The European Court and Ukrainian politics
Possible consequences of a published recording of a telephone conversation between Yulia Tymoshenko and her husband for the review of Tymoshenko’s case at the European Court, manipulation by politicians of public opinion
Lutsenko not allowed visits from his wife / defender or other lawyers
Human Rights Ombudsperson, Valeria Lutkovska claims that this is the law and that she will not be intervening. Lutsenko’s lawyer and the UHHRU Executive Director disagree, saying the right to see ones lawyer is unconditional
Political persecution in the context of European Court of Human Rights case law
Analysis of cases, including those of Lutsenko v.Ukraine, Khodorkovsky v. Russia and Gusinsky v. Russia where the Court has decided whether encroachments of people’s rights were for motives other than those declared
Concern over new charges against prominent opposition figures
The new criminal investigations against opposition MPs Serhiy Vlasenko and Hryrory Nemyrya damage relations between Ukraine and the EU, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski said on Friday in Davos.
Tymoshenko case to be raised at EU-Ukraine Summit
The EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Jan Tombiński has reiterated that there can be no progress in EU-Ukraine relations until the issue of selective justice is resolved
Lutsenko prevented from seeing his wife before his operation
Imprisoned former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko has finally been brought to Kyiv from the Mensk Prison Colony to undergo surgery at the Oberih Clinic. The Penitentiary Service claims both Lutsenko and his wife were warned that "current legislation" did not allow visits
Tymoshenko’s lawyer under criminal investigation
Serhiy Vlasenko, MP and imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s main lawyer, stated on Monday that he is under criminal investigation and believes he may be arrested in the near future
Let’s see if this one sticks?
Murder charges against imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko are likely to be viewed with the same scepticism in the West as previous prosecutions. But then western TV channels aren’t so very helpful in covering such stories
Die Zeit: Dirty Tricks against Tymoshenko
The German newspaper Die Zeit reports that hackers have posted 5,132 supposed emails from the imprisoned former Prime Minister’s daughter Yevhenia Tymoshenko, suggesting among other things an extortionately large fee to the Berlin Clinic Charite treating the imprisoned opposition leader
Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor calls Tymoshenko’s civil disobedience „illegal”
On Tuesday in a letter to Yanukovych, the imprisoned former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko announced a stand of civil disobedience and said she would not be attending any court hearings or cooperating with the investigators
Tymoshenko defence expects EP monitoring mission to continue
On the eve of a meeting with the EP President which may decide to extend the Ukrainian Monitoring Mission, Yulia Tymoshenko stated that she was refusing to attend court, speak with the investigators and was returning to her ward as a mark of civil disobedience.
Rights concerns mar Ukraine’s OSCE presidency
Ukraine is set to take over the presidency of the OSCE in January 2013. The country has said it wants to strengthen human rights during its term - while facing criticism for its own democratic credentials
Who is delaying Lutsenko’s second European Court judgement
The application cannot be made until the cassation appeal has been heard. This is being delayed by the High Specialized Court
Two Year Mockery of the Rule of Law
It is two years today since former Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Lutsenko was arrested. Despite international condemnation and a European Court of Human Rights judgement regarding that initial detention, he has remained imprisoned
Application to release Lutsenko on health grounds rejected
The ruling comes two days before the second anniversary of Lutsenko’s detention which the European Court of Human Rights has found violated his rights under the European Convention on a number of points.
On Wednesday Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin demonstrated his customary disregard for the presumption of innocence, threatened imminent murder charges against imprisoned former Prime Minister Tymoshenko and also made a curious statement regarding the Gongadze Case.
Court hearing or ploy to keep Lutsenko away from the public view?
Former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko’s lawyers have been informed that their application for Lutsenko’s release on health grounds will be examined in the “courtroom” in the Mensk Prison Colony where Lutsenko is held.
Relatives report that Lutsenko needs intestinal surgery
Doctors who have examined imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Lutsenko say that he will need an intestinal operation over the next 6 months. His family insist that this must be at a specialist clinic in Kyiv