Rybachuk: Democracy-promoting nongovernmental organization faces 'ridiculous' investigation

Feb. 10, 2014, 2:08 p.m. | Mark Rachkevych

Center UA leader Oleh Rybachuk says a police investigation into suspected money laundering is just an attempt by authorities to intimidate other nongovernmental organizations that are critical of President Viktor Yanukovych.
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 Police are investigating Center UA, a public-sector watchdog funded by Western donors, on suspicion of money laundering, the group said. The group's leader, Oleh Rybachuk, said it appears that authorities, with the probe, are trying to warn other nongovernmental organizations that seek to promote democracy, transparency, free speech and human rights in Ukraine.

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