Another Euro 2012 challenge: How to stop police brutality

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Dec. 22, 2011, 11:04 p.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Ihor Indylo died in police custody.

Svitlana Tuchynska

Ukrainian police might be dangerous not only for those living in Ukraine, but for sports fans who will come for the Euro 2012 soccer championship, human rights group Amnesty International is warning.
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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 2:52 a.m.    

What a lot of BS. It is this sought of scare mongering that undermines Amnesty International and puts them in the same ball park as Green peace activists. Yes Ukrainian police are more authoritarian and of trouble brakes out you can be assured they will not be intimidated into using force against force. But as the match between Metalist and Everton in kharkiv had shown the police were capi9ble of tolerance and hospitality. Amnesty International seriously brings themselves into disrepute when they make unsubstantiated claims as this. I am critical of Ukraine but I think this allegation is shameful to say the least.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 9:55 a.m.    

What a lot of BS---is that your ignorant comment to refute the statistics quoted in this article. I would submit that you are a lot of BS---and probably have a vested opinion what a fool.

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Anonymous Dec. 23, 2011, 10:38 a.m.    

If this report is based on true facts it would indicate that within the near future Ukraine will be on a par with America. We just need to change a few laws and insert ‘enhanced interrogation’ instead of torture, take out of the constitution the need for ‘just cause for arrest’ and the right to any trial fair or otherwise.

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Anonymous Jan. 1, 2012, 6:24 a.m.    

To reform the police... How? Who in his healthy mind will go to work in police???

Smart boys study IT or mathematics, they do not dream about being killed one day by some criminal. I do not know any educated decent mother who would allow her son to become a policeman. People can become policemen when they are almost criminals in their mind but are afraid to join a criminal gang, so, they become policemen. :)))

Years ago I had a neighbor in Ukraine. We thought he would be jailed very soon... How wrong we were. His parents immigrated to the USA and now he is a US policeman. :)) This is real life. He was a very bad teenager...

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