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Regions Party Deputies again lead the truant ranks

07.04.11
17 Deputies, without a good reason, missed ALL plenary sessions of parliament during the seventh session from September 2010 to January 2011

Tax Code Protesters outraged over investigation irregularities

Those accused of damaging the granite stone during the Tax Code protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti say they were not informed the case had been sent to court and believe the unseemly haste indicates that even the verdict has been prepared in advance

Prosecutor’s refusal to investigate unlawful police search of Vinnytsa Human Rights Group overturned

06.04.11
The officers in October 2010, without a warrant, carried out what was effectively a search of the Vinnytsa Human Rights Group’s office and removed financial documents, computers and files on refugee cases

Lawless continuation of criminal case against Tax Cade Protesters

The Investigator, who cites pressure from above, would seem to have no time for such “empty formalities” as allowing the accused to see the file material of this highly questionable criminal investigation in the presence of his lawyer

UWC President meets OSCE/ODIHR Director Janez Lenarcic

04.04.11 | eng.maidanua.org
Eugene Czolij provided the OSCE/ODIHR Director with an overview of UWC activities drawing special attention to the violations of fundamental rights and freedoms in Ukraine, including the government’s anti-democratic measures against political opponents.

Student charged with damaging statue to Stalin released pending trial

01.04.11 | glavnoe.ua
22-year-old Edward Andryushchenko has been released on security provided by the staff of the Zaporizhya National University. Applications for the remaining seven still in custody were turned down

Tax Code Protester released from custody

Oleksandr Zaplatkin, one of the people charged with causing deliberate damage to the granite stones on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] during the protests against the new Tax Code last year has been released from custody

Leader of nationalist organization gets four months for a pistol

21.03.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
A court in the Ivano-Frankivsk region has sentenced the leader of the nationalist organization VO “Tryzub”, Andriy Stempitsky to four months imprisonment for being in posession of a Zoraki pistol

Another Tax Code Protester kept behind bars

19.03.11
Serhiy Kostakov has been held in custody since 1 December 2010 and is accused of damaging a car driving along a street which the protesters had blocked with there being absolutely no profof except the assertion of the car’s driver

Parliamentarians refuse to defend Tax Code protesters

The Verkhovna Rada has rejected a resolution regarding the violation of the constitutional rights of citizens arrested or detained after the protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] over the Tax Code [the Tax Code Maidan]

Prosecutor allows Tymoshenko to visit Brussels

17.03.11
Last week the European People’s Party and former US presidential candidate and Senator, John McCain issued a joint statement calling for the ban on Tymoshenko’s travel to be lifted.

Reprisals against the Tax Code Protesters

13.03.11 | www.dt.ua
The entire country heard Yanukovych’s promise that there would be no persecution of the Tax Code Maidan (the mass protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti or Independence Square. His word was not kept long: three weeks after the Tax Code Maidan the authorities began real political repression

Attempt to oust Head of Supreme Court fails

11.03.11
The vote of no confidence against Head of Ukraine’s Supreme Court, Vasyl Onopenko, on Friday failed to gain endorsement from a simple majority with only 17 of the 46 judges voting for it

Tax Code protester’s remand in custody extended

11.03.11 | www.unian.net
On 9 March the Holosiyvsky District Court in Kyiv remanded O. Zaplatkin, a Tax Code protester, for a further month in custody. Another hearing, regarding Serhiy Kostakov who has been in custody since 1 December 2010, accused of damaging a car during the protest, has been postponed

US and European politicians condemn Tymoshenko travel ban

09.03.11 | www.epp.eu
US Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain and leader of the European People’s Party, Wilfried Martens have issued a joint statement calling for a lifting of the travel ban on Leader of the Batkivshchyna Party and former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.

File on those accusing of damaging Stalin monument passed to the court

07.03.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
9 members of “Tryzub” and VO Svoboda are accused of “deliberately causing damage to property of the Zaporizhya obkom [regional committee] of the Ukrainian Communist Party”.

Appeal Court overturns extension of Ihor Garkavenko’s remand in custody

04.03.11
Ihor had declared a hunger strike on 1 March in protest at his remand and at what many view as worryingly selective prosecutions

Head of the Coalition of Participants in the Orange Revolution could get 15 years

He is accused of creating a criminal group which during the protests by small business owners at the end of last year allegedly caused damage to the state of more than 200 thousand UAH

Biden warns against “selective prosecutions of opposition officials” in Ukraine

US Vice President emphasized the importance of avoiding any selective prosecutions of opposition officials and the need for an electoral law reform process that is fully inclusive to further Ukraine’s European integration and best help it attract foreign direct investment

High Council of Justice relaxed over politically active judge

01.03.11
Legitimate concern over the political activities of the Head of the High Court on Civil and Criminal Proceedings, L. Fesenko has been ignored by the President and fobbed off by the High Council of Justice

  

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