Olaola Femi has been held in custody since November 2011 following an incident which the prosecution is claiming was attempted murder. An attempt to murder five people with a broken bottle would already raise eyebrows, but there are many other worrying aspects to this case.
Andriy Dzindzy from the civic watchdog which monitors drivers’ rights is facing a charge of hooliganism over an incident reported here where he appeared to be set upon by people at an allegedly illegal private car impoundment site
This is the second time this year that the same judge has tried to get the civic activist remanded in custody over a rather questionable case dating back 5 years The first time the Prosecutor intervened.
A taxi driver has suddenly appeared as "witness" in this case a year after the events in question. Both the defendant and the key witness are adamant that he was not the taxi driver who brought them home
Oleh Levytsky, UHHRU lawyer says that if Olaola Femi, arrested after defending himself against a group of assailants, is found guilty, then the case will need to be taken to the European Court of Human Rights
It is exactly a year that Olaola Sunkami Femi, a 26-year-old Nigerian student has been held in a Ukrainian SIZO or remand prison. He is charged with trying to kill some inebriated young people who attacked him in the entrance to his apartment block on 5 November 2011
Ihor Zavadsky’s lawyer says that her client is becoming blind while held in custody. Yevhenia Zakrevskaya says that although the police have completed their investigation, neither the accused nor his defence have been given the file material.
This was the message from the 50 members of the Nigerian community and Ukrainian civic activists who gathered outside the Luhansk SIZO [pre-trial detention centre] on 2 June to pass on birthday wishes to Olaola Sunkami Femi
On 9 April a protest was held outside the Leninsky District Court in Luhansk demanding the release of Olaola Sunkami Femi, who is accused of trying to kill 5 people who attacked him in the entrance to his apartment block on 5 November 2011.
The charges against the former Governor and popular opposition politician in Kharkiv are ominously reminiscent of those against Tymoshenko, former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko and others. Doubts as to the fairness of any trial in Ukraine would seem equally warranted
Serhiy Kostakov, who spent seven and a half months in custody from December 2010 charged with blocking the road and damaging a car during the mass peaceful protest against the new Tax Code in November 2010, is presently in a European country where he has asked for asylum
Yakiv Strogan has now been held in custody for almost 14 months in a case creating a number of highly dangerous precedents, and with clear signs of being aimed at warning people against speaking out against police torture
The court awarded 50 thousand UAH in compensation for unlawful detention; the use of handcuffs; failure to inform relatives of the detention; unlawful investigative operations and delay in bringing the claimant to court
There were protests on Sunday outside the Kyiv police temporary holding unit where Vitaly Gruzynov has been held for four days without a court order. He is one of 7 activists accused of damaging the granite stone on Kyiv’s Independence Square during the peaceful protest by small business owners against the new Tax Code