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 Court Lustration in Ukraine Will Start from Tymoshenko and Lutsenko, Yatsenyuk Says. VIDEO

The decision of the European Court of Human Rights on the illegality of Yuriy Lutsenko’s arrest means that a criminal investigation regarding the investigators, prosecutors and judges who ruled on his arrest should be launched.

This was stated by Chairman of Batkivschyna United opposition Arseniy Yatsenyuk at Kyiv Court of Appeals where the hearing of the appeal against Yuri Lutsenko's verdict took place.

According to the opposition's press service, he stated that "a similar situation will occur in the event that the European Court of Human Rights will make a decision on other charges against Lutsenko and recognizes that such charges were illegal," he stressed. According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the opposition will create a special commission in the new parliament "on issues of criminal responsibility of all judges, all prosecutors, all investigators, all the representatives of the State Penitentiary System who have violated the law which was confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights. This will be a real judicial lustration in Ukraine. and we will start with the cases of Yuriy Lutsenko and Yulia Tymoshenko."

Commenting on the decision of the Kyiv Court of Appeals which did not satisfy the complaint of Yuriy Lutsenko the Chairman of the United opposition said that the former minister was convicted for the fact that "surveillance of a Ukrainian citizen had been conducted based on a court decision. The overseeing was carried out on the basis of the law and, most importantly on the basis of a court decision. Lutsenko motioned to have this decision attached to the case, because that it was a judge who ruled on decided on the possibility of surveyling the person but the court denied," he stressed.

"The fact that they announced this verdict testifies to the fact that there is no judicial system in Ukraine," said Yatsenyuk.


 
 
 
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