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Human rights lawyer Tymoshenko trial turning into farce

18.07.11 | www.dw-world.de
You get the impression that for this trial the defence and the defendant are redundant, that everything is already decided and the defendant simply gets in the way - Arkady Bushchenko, Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

Bad news for Bondarenko and the Party of the Regions

Serhiy Leshchenko, journalist from Ukrainska Pravda has made public recordings which confirm the shocking accusations he made in an article earlier this week regarding Party of the Regions illegal gathering of information about journalists, their political views, etc

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy courses cut in revenge for stand against corruption?

18.07.11 | www.unian.net
President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Serhiy Kvit talks about the extraordinary decision by the Ministry of Education to cut State-funded places for two unique courses, the likely motives, the increasingly important role played by students and more

Lutsenko Trial: Without Journalists or Lutsenko

On Thursday the prosecutor began reading out the indictment. First though,journalists were removed and then Lutsenko himself, supposedly for infringing public order. Such actions by the judges examining the cases against members of the opposition are already being appealed both in Ukraine and in the European Court of Human Rights

Arkady Bushchenko to represent Yulia Tymoshenko in the European Court

15.07.11 | www.unian.net
Arkady Bushchenko, Kharkiv Human Rights Group Legal specialist and Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will be representing former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the European Court of Human Rights

Information about selection of judges in Pechersky Court classified

15.07.11 | www.unian.net
Valentina Telychenko, lawyer representing Gongadzes widow points out that classing information about the supposedly computerized distribution of high-profile political cases between judges "for official use only" casts doubts on the lawfulness of the process

Court bans recordings of Lutsenko trial

14.07.11 | www.unian.net
Objections from Lutsenko and his lawyers to the pretext that material containing secret information was to be examined were ignored. As with the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko attempts seem underway to keep journalists out

Study finds Tymoshenko case viewed as political repression and personal revenge

14.07.11 | dif.org.ua
According to a study carried out by the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, an absolute majority of those asked see the prosecution of former Prime Minister and leader of BYUT, Yulia Tymoshenko as a demonstration of political repression and selective justice

Journalists should turn to the Prosecutor over snooping questions from Regions Party

Director of the Media Law Institute, Taras Shevchenkos response to the report in Ukrainska Pravda that members of the Party of the Regions are gathering confidential information about journalists is unequivocal. Such behaviour is in clear breach of the law

MEP Marek Siwiec willing to stand guarantor to secure Yury Lutsenkos release

14.07.11 | www.nso.org.ua
I am convinced that remand in custody is an exceptional measure of restraint which must be used against a suspect only in the case of a real threat. It would seem that a milder measure could be chosen with respect to Yury Lutsenko, whose state of health leaves a great deal to be desired

Court again refuses to release Valery Ivashchenko

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv has refused to release former Acting Minister of Defence in Yulia Tymoshenkos government, Valery Ivashchenko from custody on a signed undertaking not to abscond. He has been held in custody now for almost a year.

Tax Code protester finally released from custody

Serhiy Kostakov had been held in custody since the beginning of December, probably longer than the likely sentence if convicted of the crime he is charged with. He is accused of having damaged a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010

State scholarships only for those in Tabachnyks good books?

The Ministry of Education has cut State funding for a number of Masters programmes offered by the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Analysts are convinced that allocation of State scholarships has become a means of reprisal against dissident deans and incentive for those they see as their people.

Case over alleged damage by alleged Tax Code protesters returned to court

The Court of Appeal has returned the criminal case over alleged damage to the granite stone on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] in the centre of Kyiv during the demonstrations against the draft Tax Code late last year to the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv

Yet another criminal case against Yulia Tymoshenko

11.07.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
The Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal has reinstated the case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko relating to the signing of an additional agreement to the Kryvorizhstal contract

Journalists prevented from covering Tymoshenko trial

08.07.11 | www.imi.org.ua
On Thursday 7 July journalists were not allowed into the courtroom of the Pechersky District Court where the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the main opposition party Batkivshchyna BYUT is taking place

Berkut uses force against journalists during Tymoshenko trial

On 6 July officers of the MIA Special Force Berkut unit burst into the courtroom of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv where the trial is taking place of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and used physical force against journalists

Tymoshenko expelled from courtroom, Deputies manhandled

The court hearing on Wednesday in the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and leader of the main opposition party Batkivshchyna BYUT, ended in scandal and a brawl involving police and National Deputies

European Commissioner calls on Verkhovna Rada to use international experience in legislative work

07.07.11 | ec.europa.eu
In a speech on Tuesday to the Ukraine-EU Parliamentary Club in Strasbourg, Stefan Fule, urged Ukraines parliament to take the advice of international organizations like the Venice Commission and GRECO into account

New criminal investigation against Tymoshenko

The latest response to statements of concern from Europe and the US, human rights organizations and the European Parliament over the present gas trial of the former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the main opposition party