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An open letter to the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s
parliament, which was posted on the ombudsman’s official Web site on
Tuesday, reads that the sanctions proposed in the bill are too tough,
and they could lead to significant infringements of freedom of speech,
as well as imposing restraints on activities of the media.

The statement also reads that on August 2 Lutkovska noted that some
of the bill’s provisions are not in line with Ukraine’s international
obligations in the sphere of observing human rights.

Lutkovska called on the leadership of the Verkhovna Rada to organize
public discussions of bill No. 11013 with the participation of people’s
deputies, Ukrainian and foreign experts, members of non-governmental
organizations, and the media.

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