Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy also noted the EU’s frustration over the lack of positive movement from Kyiv regarding politically motivated justice
Observers in Ukraine and at least one MEP, Rebekka Harms, do not see the visit by European Parliament’s Delegation to Ukraine as having in any way brought resolution of the problem with political prisoners.closer.
On Monday the heads of the European Parliament’s Special Commission – former Polish President Kwaśniewski and former EP President Cox – visited imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition leader Yury Lutsenko in the Mensk Prison Colony
The sudden transfer of imprisoned former Interior Minister Yury Lutsenko back to the Mensk Prison Colony from the clinic in Kyiv where he had undergone surgery has aroused outrage both from his family and others within Ukraine, and from EU representatives
Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. has expressed concern that the imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition leader has been moved so soon after serious surgery. His concern is shared
Possible consequences of a published recording of a telephone conversation between Yulia Tymoshenko and her husband for the review of Tymoshenko’s case at the European Court, manipulation by politicians of public opinion
Human Rights Ombudsperson, Valeria Lutkovska claims that this is the law and that she will not be intervening. Lutsenko’s lawyer and the UHHRU Executive Director disagree, saying the right to see ones lawyer is unconditional
Analysis of cases, including those of Lutsenko v.Ukraine, Khodorkovsky v. Russia and Gusinsky v. Russia where the Court has decided whether encroachments of people’s rights were for motives other than those declared
The new criminal investigations against opposition MPs Serhiy Vlasenko and Hryrory Nemyrya damage relations between Ukraine and the EU, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski said on Friday in Davos.