28.08.11 | H.Tokaryev, Bar Lawyer and KHPG Expert
In his legal commentary of the ruling by the Pechersky District Court on 5 August, the author concludes that the decision to remand the former Prime Minister in custody failed to comply with either international or domestic law
The imminent launch of Euronews in Ukrainian is clouded by the channel’s close association with the State-owned UTV-1 which has been consistently one of the worst offenders for pro-regime reporting and muffling of important information, most recently over world protest at the arrest of Yulia Tymoshenko
The court rejected the application from Ihor’s parents for an additional forensic examination and to review the CCTV footage from the police station where Ihor Indylo died during the night of what should have been his twentieth birthday.
In a damning analysis, , Vladimir Batchaev writes that “Indicators in fighting crime at any cost” has become the slogan of every head of a police department. This leads to unlawful detentions; confessions being beaten out of people; falsification of documents and other forms of police crime.
Valentina Telychenko, the lawyer representing Myroslava Gongadze, has asked for an expert option to be obtained indicating the presence of State secrets in the indictment against former Police Colonel, Oleksy Pukach.
Yulia Abubok from the Internet publication OstroV speaks with the Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Volodymyr Yavorsky on the recently created Public Committee against Political Persecution, the reasons why it is needed and other worrying trends in Ukraine
Several hundred people defied a court ban on peaceful assembly on Tuesday evening in Kharkiv and took part in a protest prompted by the arrest on Friday and continued detention of former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party
On 9 August the Kharkiv District Administrative Court issued a ban on protests on Freedom Square in the city by the branches of the Batkivshchyna and People’s Self-Defence Parties and two other organizations
We have already been through a situation where one half of the country was imprisoned and the other guarded them, and it ended in the total collapse of that country. Can the leadership of Ukraine not understand that political persecution leads to the country’s total isolation and collapse?.
The Law on Refugees and People who need additional or temporary protection came into force on 4 August 2011. Nadiya Ediyeva from the Chernihiv Public Committee for Human Rights, assesses its new features.
A person is considered a political prisoner where political motives have played a significant and clearly defined role in the criminal or administrative proceedings against them – and only such prisoners
Political persecution is a challenge to Ukrainian society. The Committee is formed to inform Ukraine and the world of what is going on, to defend victims and, ultimately, ensure that an end is put to practice which has no place in Ukraine
Zeleny Svit [Green World] has issued an open letter to Yanukovych expressing concern at plans to shelve the Nationwide Programme for the Creation of a National Ecological Network in Ukraine for 2000-2015