Serhii Horbatiuk, the head of PGO's Special Investigations Department, said on air of 112 Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.
"Following the investigation not into the fact of passing the laws but into the falsification of voting results and the organization of the vote, 14 people have been held accountable, that is served indictments. An indictment has been issued against first deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ihor Kaletnik, nine people's deputies and ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych," Horbatiuk said.
"As for the vote itself, the Constitution of Ukraine stipulates that MPs are not responsible for the way they vote. That is, for the position they have regarding a particular law. I wonder here whether at all they were aware of what they voted for, the quality of these laws, their increased repressive nature. It's a question of political liability. We are talking about bringing to justice those charged with the falsification of voting results," Horbatiuk explained.
On Jan. 16, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada deputies, voting by hands, adopted a set of 11 laws and one scandalous resolution developed by Party of Regions deputies Volodymyr Oliinyk and Vadym Kolesnichenko. In particular, a ban was introduced on the movement of more than five cars in a single column without preliminary consent of the traffic police, on participation in demonstrations, wearing means that complicate personal identification. The laws also provided for criminal liability for defamation.
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