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Archive for May 12th, 2010

Bribery Inquiry Into Tymoshenko Former PM Of Ukraine Reopened

Posted by Info on 12/05/2010

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said authorities must study government activities under Tymoshenko that allegedly cost the country $12.5bn in 2009, trebling the deficit.

Prosecutors are reopening a bribery investigation into former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko which was suspended in 2005, shortly after she came to power. Soon after she came to power in 2005, prosecutors stopped investigating whether she had attempted to bribe a judge to end proceedings against a former colleague at the gas company where she was boss until 1999.

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Another Conviction Of Eight Tashkent-Based Muslims

Posted by Info on 12/05/2010

The secret conviction of eight Tashkent-based Muslims for alleged involvement in illegal public or religious organisations became known on 10 May. They received prison terms ranging from three to 10 years.
Relatives of the convicts and human rights activists were told that the ruling would be made public on 10 May.

That the ruling was issued in secret and even the defendants’ lawyers were absent at the trial shows that the charges were trumped up…

The convicts were detained in late December 2009 and early January 2010. It turned out that they had also served prison terms for illegally possessing weapons and drug dealing in the past.

A police officer said on condition of anonymity that it was hard to trump up charges involving weapons because investigators should produce weapons seized from suspects as evidence at the trial, so he believes they were found guilty of illegally possessing weapons.

“The judge turned down a motion to question the defence’s witnesses and the judge did not give the defendants any chance to prove their innocence,” said Ikramov, Independent Human Rights Activists.

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Евросуд Оштрафовал РФ За Исчезновение И Гибель Жителей Чечни

Posted by Info on 12/05/2010

Европейский суд по правам человека в Страсбурге (ЕСПЧ) оштрафовал Россию на 225 тысяч евро за исчезновение и гибель жителей Чечни.

Один из жителей Чечни Адам Хураев, иск родственников которого удовлетворил ЕСПЧ, был задержан во время обыска дома у его тети в Урус-Мартане в ноябре 2002 года. Обыск проводили 15 вооруженных людей в масках и камуфляже. С тех пор Адама никто не видел.

Рамзан Сулейманов, его беременная супруга Петимат Айдамирова, их сын Ибрагим и брат Петимат Асланбек Айдамиров попали под обстрел в мае 2000 года, когда они на грузовике возвращались из села Гехи в Рошна-Чу. По данным истца, ее родных ранили, а затем добили российские военнослужащие. Тела погибших исчезли, а три дня спустя их нашли в радиусе 100 метров вокруг воронки от минометного снаряда.

Российская Федерация продолжает удерживать первое место по количеству новых жалоб, направленных против нее в Европейский суд по правам человека: в 2009 году каждая третья жалоба, поданная в Страсбургский суд, была из России. Небольшое число обращений – не больше 1-2% от общего количества – это так называемые “чеченские жалобы”.

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