Turchynov: Law enforcers illegally spy on oppositionists

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Aug. 17, 2012, 12:54 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine


Law enforcers illegally spy on oppositionists without relevant permissive documents, according to the head of the central election headquarters of the Batkivschyna United Opposition, Oleksandr Turchynov.

"The cynicism is in the fact that today law enforcers are holding the so-called operational activities, I mean bugging and shadowing of oppositionists without any court rulings or other written permissive documents," Turchynov said following the announcement of the sentence in a criminal case against former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, according to the Ukrainska Pravda online publication.

The politician also described Lutsenko's sentence to two years in prison in the criminal case on the poisoning of Third Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko as "very dirty farce."

He added that the authorities "used" Yuschenko to put the ex-minister behind bars.

When asked what they were discussing with Lutsenko during the court hearing, Turchynov said: "We were discussing the election campaign. Yuriy is holding active political agitation in the detention facility, and we can feel serious support of our candidate No. 5 on the party list."

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blueriver Aug. 17, 2012, 3:37 p.m.    

Be careful of food poison, this is normal way for the Soviet controlled Yanukovych men .

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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 19, 2012, 5:56 p.m.    

This is just another example that demonstrates Vitya's paranoid mental disorder, As in the case of other dictators that preceded him (ie.Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin) Yanukovych is permeated with the fear of conspiracies whether real or imagined. Thus his aversion to female politicians (ie.Yulia Tymoshenko) or symbols (ie.eggs and pussy cats). In addition, his sovok brainwashing has taken away his capacity to reason leaving him in a sub-human state. With this being the case he cannot properly function as a head of state let alone be a credible politician. He would be far better off to seek employment as a garbage collector or cleaning sewers. The only other option would be to permanently retire.

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