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Text of the ruling by the European Court for Human Rights on Lutsenko's arrest

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July 3, 2012, 3:05 p.m. | Op-ed — by Kyiv Post

Ukraine Former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko
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Editor's note: the following is the July 3 decision of the European Court for Human Rights on the detention and arrest of Ukraine Former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, who was arrested on Dec. 26, 2010. Last February he was sentenced to four years in jail for abusing his authority as an interior minister in helping his driver to get different benefits and allocate an apartment at government's expense. Lutsenko said he is not guilty and called these charges a politically motivated attempt by Ukraine's leadership to sideline him from politics.
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