17 Deputies, without a good reason, missed ALL plenary sessions of parliament during the seventh session from September 2010 to January 2011
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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]
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.
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
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
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 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.
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”.
Ihor had declared a hunger strike on 1 March in protest at his remand and at what many view as worryingly selective prosecutions
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
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
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