Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Concern At Detention Of Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko

Posted by Info on 14/08/2011

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have expressed concern at the ongoing detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

This ongoing criminal procedure underscores the urgent need for further judicial reforms in Ukraine, as current legislation seems to provide for the possibility that political decisions can be criminalised when a new administration does not agree with them.

“Any politically-motivated prosecution of former government members would be unacceptable. We call upon the Ukrainian authorities to ensure Ms Tymoshenko’s immediate release and to exercise maximum restraint in the context of the trial against her as well as other former government members.”

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