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 Supreme Administrative Court upholds Communist Party ban, - Ministry of Justice

The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine has refused to institute an appeal proceedings in favor of the Communist Party of Ukraine challenging the conclusion of the Legal Compliance Committee about the law on the condemnation of the communist and national socialist (Nazi) regimes and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols.

Censor.NET informs citing Ministry of Justice press service.

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According to this conclusion, the Communist Party of Ukraine is at odds with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation in terms of activity, name, and symbols. The Supreme Administrative Court has found "the appeal is unfounded, while its arguments are insufficient for checking the materials of the case, since the applicant does not provide grounds which would allow assuming the court has incorrectly applied the norms of substantive or procedural law."

This judgment of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine can not be appealed.

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"Thus, the administrative courts have come to the conclusion that the arguments of representatives and lawyers of the Communist Party of Ukraine are not justified. The courts have finally confirmed the validity of the above conclusion and, accordingly, the ban of the Communist Party," the Ministry of Justice stressed.

As previously reported, on July 8, 2014, the Ministry of Justice and the State Registration Service of Ukraine went to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv, seeking to ban the Communist Party in the territory of the state. On Dec. 16, 2015, the court granted their suit. On Dec. 28, the Communist Party appealed to the Administrative Court of Appeal of Kyiv against the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv.

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