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“The pro-government part of the Central Election Commission on March 18 declared elected and registered another MP instead of Serhiy Vlasenko. Thus the CEC finalized and shared the responsibility for the earlier unlawful and unconstitutional decision of the Higher Administrative Court, which deprived Serhiy Vlasenko of his parliamentary powers,” the party said in a statement posted on its Web site.

The party said that it was impossible to find justice in the CEC in its current composition and in the Ukrainian courts, which “are fully controlled by the customers of political punishment of opposition figures.”

“That is why a complaint was drafted and submitted to the European Court of Human Rights against the HACU’s decision on the case of Vlasenko, and Batkivschyna expects its rapid and objective consideration. We’re confident that decisions in this case and in other complaints that were submitted to the ECHR by [former Prime Minister] Yulia Tymoshenko and (former Interior Minister) Yuriy Lutsenko will finally stop that lawlessness that is happening in Ukraine,” the party said.

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