Editorials

New anti-corruption law has been voted by 119 “dead souls” in Ukrainian parliament

More evidence of fraud in Ukrainian parliament collected. Data, video. If you support our case – please help to spread the word and share this article with democratic world!

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Scandalous fraud in Ukrainian Parliament, PROVEN!

Members of Parliament of Ukraine are nicknamed the piano players. They push many buttons when voting. The Alliance Maidan starts the civic campaign "Shoot the Piano Player!"
Voting for absent MPs and forgery of MPs’ voting and registration in electronic system presents a very serious legal problem which is in fact a problem of national security, since the violation of legal procedures of a law’s adoption is the basis for declaring the laws so adopted unconstitutional.

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Yevhen Zakharov: Definition of categories pertaining to political persecution

In our opinion, the criminal cases initiated against the participants of the Tax Code Protest, the members of the organizations Tryzub and VO Svoboda, as well as former high-ranking officials – Yury Lutsenko and Yevhen Korniychuk – should be considered political persecution.

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Kamianets-Podilsky: Historic City defends Democratically Elected Mayor

The nuance in this apparent tale of SBU [Security Service] vigilance and rigour in the fight against corruption is in the mounting protest among the city’s population over the arrest of the Mayor. It is, of course, for the courts to determine the facts of the case, however close scrutiny seems called for given the degree of public indignation as well as the timing of the arrest, just over a month before local elections which Anatoly Nesteruk was expected to win.

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When do you notice what isn’t there?

An overview of press and freedom of speech concerns, especially diminishing objectivity and fullness of information on television (sent to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rapporteur on Ukraine, and many other EU, PACE officials and NGOs)

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How the Traffic Police do not ensure safe travelling

The traffic police have almost certainly now been used twice to deny citizens their most fundamental human rights. With local elections looming, the consequences of ignoring such violations surely do not need to be spelled out.

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No Political Justice System!

If the President passes the Law “On the Judicial System and Status of Judges”, citizens will receive a swift, but unfair justice system from dependent judges. The law would cause irreparable damage to economic prospects and the development of a law-based democracy in Ukraine, as well as to the country’s reputation in the world. Help us to say a decisive NO to a politicized justice system!

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Kharkiv produces prisoners of conscience, not-so-public hearings

It is entirely certain that Ukraine risks serious trouble over non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention on Public Participation over such overt disregard for the views of its own citizens. It would be well for those in higher places to understand that now – the democratic gloss has already worn dangerously thin.

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Open Appeal over the lawless actions of the Kharkiv authorities and Police

It is vital that we demonstrate to the crushing of peaceful protest in Gorky Park has no justification in a democratic country and that such actions must not go unpunished. Please add your voice to our appeal to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissar

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Black Sea Fleet Lease Extension breaches Ukraine’s National Interests!

We the undersigned members of Ukraine’s civic society express our categorical opposition to the agreement reached on 21 April 2010 in Kharkiv between the Presidents of Ukraine and Russia. This agreement included, without any prior public or parliamentary debate, the extension by 25 years of the Agreement on the Status and Conditions for the Stationing of the Black Sea Fleet on Ukrainian Territory, up till 2042.

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