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Legal News
14 May 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The UkraineProsecutor General [official website, in Ukrainian] on Monday reopened the murder case against former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive]. The charges, originally filed in January [JURIST report], allege that Tymoshenko and former prime minister Pavlo Lazarenko [JURIST news archive] ordered the murder of … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2013
by Lauren Laing

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights [official website] ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Tuesday that Ukraine violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) [text, PDF] by jailing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] for politically-motivated reasons. The court ruled that Tymoskenko's indefinite pre-trial detention … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Amnesty International on Thursday called on the Ukrainian government to investigate police abuses [report; press release] and strengthen mechanisms to hold police accountable for brutality and torture. In a report, AI alleged that reports of police abuse and torture have been widely ignored. The rights group encouraged the Ukrainian … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website; BBC profile] signed a decree [press release] on Sunday pardoning Yuriy Lutsenko, a former interior minister and a close ally of the imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive]. Lutsenko was serving a four-year sentence on charges of abuse … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] A Ukrainian court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, who is currently serving a four-year sentence. Lutsenko, the former interior minister and ally of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive], was appealing [Kyiv Post report] his conviction on embezzlement and abuse … [read more]


Legal News
20 Aug 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A Ukrainian opposition group filed a lawsuit on Monday that seeks to charge President Viktor Yanukovych [official website, in Ukrainian; JURIST news archive] with crimes against the Ukrainian people. The lawsuit was filed by Batkivshchyna [party website, in Ukrainian], the political party of ex-Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] A Ukrainian court on Friday handed down a two-year prison sentence to the former interior minister under ex-Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive]. Yuriy Lutsenko was convicted and sentenced for negligence in authorizing an illegal extension of surveillance [Reuters report] over another former official's driver. … [read more]


Legal News
16 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Ukraine's Supreme Administrative Court on Wednesday declined to overturn a lower court decision prohibiting former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] and former interior affairs minister Yuriy Lutsenko from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The court thus affirmed [UNA report] the August 11 decision … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled unanimously [press release, PDF] that the arrest and detention of Ukraine's former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko [Aljazeera backgrounder] violated several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights [text, PDF]. The court found two violations of Article 5 Section … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on Thursday sentenced former acting defense minister Valeriy Ivaschenko to five years in prison and banned him from holding public office for three years after convicting him on abuse of power charges. Ivashenko served as acting defense minister under Yulia Tymoshenko [official profile; … [read more]

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