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Ukraine passes anti-protest legislation
Ukraine lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meet (More)
HRW calls on Ukraine authorities to end intimidation tactics
Human Rights Watch (HRW) , in a letter sent on Friday, called on Ukrainian authorities to end intimidation tactics against those allegedly the victim of police violence. The letter detailed concerns surrounding the treatment of two groups of protes (More)
Ukraine demonstrators protest failed EU trade pact
Protests relating to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich's [official website; JURIST news archive] decision to back out of an EU trade agreement occurred in Kiev on Saturday. The US has threatened to impose trade sanctions on the Ukraine in respo (More)
Ukraine president proposes amnesty for anti-government demonstrators
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; JURIST news archive] offered amnesty on Friday to those detained while participating in the country's recent anti-government protests. The proposal was made during a roundtable discussion with (More)
Ukraine president reports government may restart EU trade pact talks
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; BBC profile] stated on Tuesday at a televised round-table discussion that a working group is likely to return to Brussels to continue talks on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement , a planned tr (More)
Ukraine demonstrators protest failed EU trade pact
Ukrainian demonstrators gathered in the streets of Kiev Saturday to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's [official website; BBC profile] decision to abandon the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement , a planned trade pact with the EU. According to media (More)
Imprisoned Ukraine opposition leader pledges hunger strike in support of protesters
Ukraine's imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] announced on Monday that she would go on a hunger strike to show her support [Guardian report] for the demonstrators who have been protesting Ukraine's (More)
Lawyer for Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko detained by police
One of the defense lawyers for imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website; JURIST news archive] was detained by police Monday, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk an MP for Tymoshenko's All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" (More)
Ukraine president to sign law allowing treatment abroad for ex-PM Tymoshenko
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday that he will sign a law allowing former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] to travel abroad for medical treatment, if the bill is passed by the Verkhovna Rada , (More)
Ukraine president signs law to improve prison conditions
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych [official website; BBC profile] signed a law on Friday to improve prison conditions and take one step closer to integration with the EU. This law was required to allow the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association (More)