One of the co-authors of the Law on Information, Roman Holovenko from the Institute for Mass Information, has responded to criticism of the new version of the Law
Writer Maria Matios informs that she has received a letter from the Minister of the Interior, Anatoly Mohylyov, regarding the checks carried out in response to an appeal from Communist Party National Deputy Petro Tsybenko
The Crimean authorities are widely initiating criminal proceedings over the squatting of land by Crimean Tatars, and, as reported, the Crimean Prime Minister, Vasyl Dzharty has called on Mustafa Dzhemiliev to voluntarily “hand over” all squatted land
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine and the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV have issued an open appeal to the President over measures which are disrupting efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic, violating patients’ rights and seriously undermining the countrys reputation in the world
We share the conclusion of our colleague that in this situation “the actions of the law enforcement agencies bear all the hallmarks of blackmail and unwarranted psychological pressure”
18.01.11 | Yevhen Zakharov
The author considers that the criminal cases are immoral
The Assembly of Small and Medium Level Business Civic Organizations of Ukraine has issued an appeal regarding repressive measures taken against those who took part in the mass protest on Kyivs Maidan Nezalezhnosti against the new Tax Code
16.01.11 | Yevhen Zakharov
The publication of information that the Ministry of the Interior is planning a number of measures aimed at preventing coaches coming to the rallies planned for 17 and 22 January, and the Minister’s reaction
Maria Matios has addressed an open letter to the Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka in which she complains of having been the object of political harassment following the publication of her last books
Against the background of recent events with the arrests of former ministers from Yulia Tymoshenko’s government and of participants in the Tax Code protests on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square], the criminal charges against members of “Tryzub” cannot fail to cause concern.
Serhiy Konkov, President of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine has issued a statement regarding the arrest on 22 December 2010 and remand in custody of Yevhen Korniychuk, lawyer and former First Deputy Minister of Justice in Yulia Tymoshenko’s Government.
05.01.11 | Yevhen Zakharov
The authorities are for the nth time shooting themselves in the foot, and seem incapable of grasping that methods of force against ones own people are doomed to crashing defeat.
04.01.11 | Yevhen Zakharov
A brief analysis of the court ruling which remanded former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko in custody for two months
The Law on Personal Data Protection, passed in June 2010, has come into force and human rights groups continue to warn of its grave consequences for freedom of speech and of access to information