The High Specialized Court on Civil and Criminal Cases in Kyiv on Tuesday postponed until 12 July the hearing into former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko’s appeal against her seven-year sentence
There are extremely serious grounds for concern over the investigation and trial of three young men accused of the Zaporizhya Church explosion. They have been held now in custody for almost two years and civic intervention is vital.
The latest hearing in the scandalous murder charges brought against Yakiv Strogan who had publicly alleged torture by police officers has once again been deferred, this time apparently due to the judge being unwell.
The Kyiv Court of Appeal has reduced the sentence passed on Georgy Filipchuk, former Environment Minister in Yulia Tymoshenko’s government from a three-year term of imprisonment to a two-year suspended sentence
According to the recent public opinion survey carried out by the Razumkov Centre and the Democratic Initiatives Foundation only 3 percent of Ukrainians believe that the law is the same for all and that all are equal before the law
At the match between Germany – Holland in Kharkiv, two German MEPs – R. Harms and Verner Schulz – together with about 50 other people unfurled banners reading “Release all political prisoners” and “Fair play in football and politics”.
The only witness questioned on Wednesday saw nothing lawful in the renewal of surveillance. The “victim” of the surveillance was again not present and despite protest from the defence, the judge is planning to read out his testimony
Viktor Yanukovych’s reported statement on Wednesday that it was the prerogative of the courts to determine whether Yulia Tymoshenko was implicated in the murder of Yevhen Shcherban came late given his remarks in a Bloomberg interview
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
Despite categorical protest at the previous hearing over Valentin Davydenko’s absence, he was not at the court hearing on Friday. After altercations in court, at the Judge’s order, neither was Yury Lutsenko
There were rumours from early on Monday that former Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Lutsenko might be moved to a penal colony in the next few days, This would get him well out of the way of visitors to Kyiv during Euro 2012, but one of the charges against him is still awaiting court examination
"My report is clear, only those countries with a strong commitment to the strengthening of democratic institutions, human rights, transparency and the fight against corruption should receive emergency loans and grants from the EU", said Mr Kazak, author of a report on the European Parliament’s position
TheProsecutor General’s Office reports that the Rubizhne Prosecutor has applied to have the restraint measure against human rights activist Rimma Bilotserkivska changed to one not involving remand in custody