April 8, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree on Sunday pardoning Yuriy Lutsenko, a former interior minister and a close ally of the imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Lutsenko was serving a four-year sentence on charges of abuse of office and embezzlement, while ...[read more]
April 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
A Ukrainian court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by opposition leader Yuriy Lutsenko, who is currently serving a four-year sentence. Lutsenko, the former interior minister and ally of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, was appealing his conviction on embezzlement and abuse of office ...[read more]
August 18, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A Ukrainian court on Friday handed down a two-year prison sentence to the former interior minister under ex-Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Yuriy Lutsenko was convicted and sentenced for negligence in authorizing an illegal extension of surveillance over another former official's ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Ukraine's Supreme Administrative Court on Wednesday declined to overturn a lower court decision prohibiting former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former interior affairs minister Yuriy Lutsenko from running in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The court thus affirmed the August ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled unanimously that the arrest and detention of Ukraine's former interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko violated several articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court found two violations of Article 5 Section 1 (right to liberty and security... ...[read more]

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