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You're reading: An end to Ukraine’s political prosecutions

 On July 3, the European Court for Human Rights announced that the case of the former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko contains a number of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to which Ukraine subscribes.

The court ruled that the oppositional politician was “arbitrarily and unlawfully arrested and detained, that the lawfulness of his arrest and detention had not been properly reviewed by the domestic courts – both the first instance and the appeal court.”

Moreover, the court recognized that the illegal jailing of Lutsenko was caused by political motives, with the aim of removing him from the political scene, particularly on the eve of the Oct. 28 parliamentary election. 

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