Let us bring to your attention the analytical report on the results of UHHRU monitoring visit to border crossing points and points of documents reception and processing for passes issue in the ATO zone.
Ukraine is the European champion by the number of complaints filed with the European Court of Human Rights. The main reason for such an enormous number is non-implementation or improper implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level.
History is in the making in Ukraine. Since December 2013 Ukraine lived through a revolution, occupation of a part of its territory, anti-terrorist military campaign, economic turmoil and a socio-political crisis. The government of Ukraine assumes that corrupt and disloyal political elites are to be at least partially blamed for the situation in this Eastern European state. According to the authorities some of those who were instrumental supporters of the previous non-democratic regime are still occupying certain positions in the country’s administration.
On 18 June, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) expressed concern over the attempt to subject the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) to prosecution after the interrogation of the Constitutional Court Justices and the seizure of documents from the CCU earlier this year.
Having analyzed the Draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the enforcement of criminal penalties and the implementation of prisoners’ rights", which had been published by the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine on its website for public discussion, we have reached the conclusion that, despite the presence in its content of regulations required for the functioning of probation and ensuring individual rights of prisoners, at the same time the Draft Law contains a large amount of regressive norms from the perspective of human rights standards.
My distinguished lawyers touched upon the legal aspects of the criminal case launched against me with false accusations. I would like in my turn talk about the motives behind the criminal persecution, in other words, draw attention to real reasons of my arrest.
Kyiv public counseling office of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has compelled withdrawal of lawsuit for the redemption of the non-existent loan. PrivatBank has made two attempts to charge the loan and the related interest from the person, who had not contracted any loans with the bank.
Ruslan Yakovenko shall receive more than UAH 71 thousand from the state for two extra weeks staying in Kyiv Pretrial Detention Centre and the ultimatum that has been actually delivered to him there: “He should either file an appeal from a judgement, and remain behind the bars, or reject the appeal, and then he will be released”.
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