RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Ukrainian opposition filing lawsuit against Yanukovych

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Aug. 20, 2012, 4:51 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Ukraine's opposition is filing a lawsuit that seeks the official recognition of "crimes committed by President Viktor Yanukovych against the people of Ukraine."

Ukraine's opposition is filing a lawsuit that seeks the official recognition of "crimes committed by President Viktor Yanukovych against the people of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Turchynov, head of the central election headquarters of the united opposition, told journalists on August 20 that 309,711 signatures in support of the lawsuit had been collected as of August 17.

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Boico Aug. 20, 2012, 6:44 p.m.    

Finally, Bravo!

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 20, 2012, 11:01 p.m.    

A move that will doom to fail and that only has reclamation value.

The problem that the opposition has is that groups like our Kraine who are standing independently for election in single member seats will take away votes from the opposition.

Under Ukraine's first-past-the-post voting system the highest polling candidate wins a seat in the parliament. A candidate can win the single member contituency with less than 50% and as few as 30% of the vote. This is a serious flaw in the FPTP voting system. For every minor party candidate their supporters will be disenfranchised and they will be throwing away their vote and assisting by default the other side. This is particularly true with Our Ukraine voters.

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blueriver Aug. 20, 2012, 11:18 p.m.    

Yanukovych is in daily contact with Putins FSB Men.

Yanukovych ask the Russiian FSB Men...what can we do about this stupid woman Yulia ?

Answer = Viktor we told you to poison her

Vikto's answer = but boss she will not eat the food in Prison we have tried already, its best we just keep her in prison for 10 more years.

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Phill M Aug. 21, 2012, 3:21 a.m.    

Time to start making some court appointments, Yanuk--just to make sure 'justice' is not against you.

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Matei B Aug. 21, 2012, 8:08 a.m.    

What good will this do if Yanukovych/Akhmetov run the judiciary and have appointed all of their best friends?

There's a reason Yulia was convicted in a show trial.

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Ukrtoday Ukraine Aug. 22, 2012, 7:41 p.m.    

The president, unlike members of parliament, holds absolute immunity. The charges have no legal substance and can not be enforced. If they could than Yushchenko would have faced prosecution for his misuse and abuse if office.

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