“My victory in Strasbourg will be not only legal, but also political: in Ukraine the days of the dictator are short. The trials of those who carried out and ordered the political prosecutions will take place in a different fashion than my trial and that of Tymoshenko” (Yury Lutsenko)
On 8 August the Central Election Commission registered the United Opposition’s candidate list but without the leader of the Batkivshchyna Party Yulia Tymoshenko and the former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko
The court examination of the prosecution of former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko and two former employees of the Criminal Investigation Department has uncovered many nuances of legislation and practice regarding investigative operations
Valentin Davydenko, the person whom the Prosecutor General’s Office investigators call the aggrieved party in the case has again not appeared in court, and although the judge postponed the case, there is no sign that he will be forced to attend
Arkady Bushchenko, UHHRU Executive Director who has himself represented many people at the European Court of Human Rights says that the Court could decide if it deems fit to appoint a mission to Ukraine or to question Yulia Tymoshenko and other people involved in Strasbourg.
The Judge rejected both Yury Lutsenko’s objections that he was not being allowed to question the alleged victim of his alleged offence and the call to abandon a case in which there is no victim of the crime
Following the public statement by the State Penitentiary Service’s Press Office that it had given permission for José Manuel Pinto Teixeira to visit former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and that Mr Teixeira did not arrive, the EU Office has set the record straight