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Myroslava Gongadze: A Country that launders criminals

25.01.12 | tyzhden.ua
"President Kuchmas lawyers and their client claim to be interested in uncovering the truth in the Gongadze case, but are in fact opposing the course of justice. They are using formal grounds to get the case brought against Kuchma declared unlawful".
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Prosecutor moves to prosecute Yulia Tymoshenkos father-in-law

25.01.12 | www.unian.net
The Kyiv Court of Appeal has apparently allowed the Prosecutor Generals Office to prosecute Gennady Tymoshenko, the 75-year-old father-in-law of former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko
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Alleged Vasilkiv terrorist trial adjourned till 6 February

25.01.12 | gazeta.ua
One of the members of Patriot of Ukraine accused of preparing a terrorist attack alleged in court that the three young mens families have been threatened by one of the investigators
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Credentials of Ukrainian delegation to PACE challenged

24.01.12 | assembly.coe.int
The legitimacy of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has been placed in question given that 3 of the delegates presented as being part of the opposition are in fact MPs who are now part of the ruling majority
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Human Rights in Ukraine 2011: More and More Violations

24.01.12 | Yevhen Zakharov
An overview of some of the tendencies which emerged in 2011 and seem most dangerous for human rights, including rising poverty, political persecution and disregard for judicial independence
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Ivashchenkos rights further infringed

24.01.12 | www.unian.net
Former Acting Defence Minister in Yulia Tymoshenkos government, Valery Ivashchenko is outraged that the Prosecutors have doctors assessments of his state of health that neither he nor his lawyers have been given
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HRW: Political prosecutions undermine confidence in judiciarys independence

24.01.12 | www.hrw.org
The Human Rights Watch 2012 World Report also notes with respect to Ukraine that the media faced increasing pressure, and corruption continued to plague public and private institutions
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Government comes up with new form of pressure on Chornobyl clean-up workers.

The Health Ministry wants to introduce new ways of reviewing the status of former Chornobyl clean-up workers. There are fears that this will be used against those unwilling to buckle under and abandon their protests
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Ukrainska Pravda takes Finance Ministry to court

The suit is over the refusal by the Ministry to provide a copy of its letter of 16 June to the Cabinet of Ministers stating that it had no records of the company United Energy Systems of Ukraines debts to Russia as State debt
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Lutsenko trial: forced day out with Prosecutor hurling allegations

21.01.12
Dmytro Loban, the State Prosecutor asserted at a press briefing that the former Internal Affairs Minister had refused to go to court; that the Penitentiary Service medical staff saw no grounds and that it was the defences fault that he had been in court for 15 hours the day before until 23.30
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Lutsenko trial: 14 hour court hearing with four "ambulance breaks"

20.01.12
The trial of former Internal Affairs Minister Yury Lutsenko reached new depths of cynical disregard for the defendants rights on Thursday. With the court clearly under instructions to move fast, judge Serhiy Vovk rejected applications for the courts adjournment on the grounds of Yury Lutsenkos health.
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Frances Human Rights Ambassador condemns violation of Lutsenkos rights

20.01.12 | news.liga.net
I ask myself how, if the court system sees fit to treat Lutsenko, Tymoshenko, Ivashchenko and people of such a level so severely and brutally, what is it like for those who cant attract the media and publics attention, who dont have the money for proper defence in court?
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Landik gets suspended sentence and is released

20.01.12
Roman Landik, son of a Party of the Regions MP and himself a former Luhansk City Council. Landik gained considerable notoriety after he assaulted a young woman who had rejected his advances in a restaurant at the beginning of July 2011 and fled to Russia after the video was posted on the Internet
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Freedom House: Ukraine dips badly in democratic rating for a second year

The annual report said Ukraines significant drop from 2010, when it fell into the partly free category of nations, is due to the politicized use of courts
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French human rights ambassador prevented from seeing Tymoshenko

Frances Human Rights Ambassador Francois Zimeray has been refused permission to meet with former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is being held in the Kachanivska Penal Colony in Kharkiv
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Lutsenko trial: new speed record in questioning witnesses

19.01.12 | news.liga.net
One "witness" was there to give her assessment of the difference between "ceremonious" and "festive" - on the basis of a dictionary not particular events
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Lutsenko trial: One witness after another testifies in former Ministers favour

18.01.12 | news.liga.net
On Tuesday Presiding Judge Serhiy Vovk cancelled examination of another case fuelling suspicions that now that Tymoshenkos trial is over, there is pressure to finish Lutsenkos as soon as possible.
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Plea from Tymoshenkos Press Secretary not to spread disinformation

18.01.12
She says that Ms Tymoshenko does not have a masseuse, and asks journalists to not participate in what she calls a special operation from Bankova (the Presidents Administration].
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What are the causes of violation of human rights in the post-soviet space?

17.01.12 | Piotr Hlebowicz, Poland
After the collapse of communism, power in most countries of the post-Soviet space was taken by either moderate communists or the moderate opposition.
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Court forces pace on Lutsenko trial

17.01.12 | news.liga.net
Yury Lutsenko is convinced that, having dealt with Tymoshenko, those in power now want to finish with his case as quickly as possible. And that the fact that most witnesses have testified in his favour does not mean a favourable outcome
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