Political rivals tussle over human rights at Kyiv forum

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June 17, 2011, 12:58 a.m. | Ukraine — by Brian Bonner

Presidential aide Hanna Herman

Brian Bonner

Brian Bonner has served as the chief editor of the Kyiv Post since 2008. He also held the job in 1999, three years after first arriving in Ukraine to teach journalism. Bonner is a veteran American journalist who spent most of his professional life with the St. Paul Pioneer Press in Minnesota, where he covered international, national and local news during a nearly 24-year career in which he was a staff writer and an assigning editor. Bonner left the St. Paul newspaper in 2007 to become the associate director of international communications at the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington, D.C. He also served as a political analyst with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe during six election observation missions in Ukraine, Belarus, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. To contact: email, Facebook at, Twitter @BSBonner and Skype at brian.bonner1959.

Presidential aide Hanna Herman, Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Hryhoriy Nemyria spar over rights abuses at Freedom House event.
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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 4:59 a.m.    

Nobody believes a word she says.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 8:39 a.m.    

Thought I told you to take your Mum up to Harlem to find your father?

Now, you go do what I said, and let us adults have a discussion before we wash your mouth out with soap, sonny.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 11:09 a.m.    

How come we do not hear comments like &quot;Oh the SBU are doing a great job in cleaning up corruption in Ukraine&quot;.

For years people have been complaining about the situation and now when the SBU starts work, they continue to complain.

Only a FEW cases are politically motivated as we all know, the rest are just plain criminal investigations.

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Anonymous June 17, 2011, 6:06 p.m.    

Ever since she appeared on the political scene,Hermans only job has been to promote propaganda for Yanukonvict and his party of thieves.Wherever she speaks, you can be sure that it will be a bag of lies and deceit! She is one of the more prominent liars working for the biggest liar Yanukonvict! SHAME!

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