Justice for Maidan past abuses

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Law enforcement failed to preserve evidence after the Maidan events and to prevent suspects from fleeing the country
17:43, 21 January 2019

Justice for Maidan past abuses
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Justice for crimes committed during the 2014th year, Maidan protests and mass disturbances in Odesa remained for a long time unaddressed, despite countless pledges from the government to bring justice, according to the World Report 2019, published by Human Rights Watch on January 17. This is the 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizing key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.

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In April, the appeal hearing began against the acquittal of 19 anti-Maidan activists. Those activists were on trial offenses related to May 2, 2014, Odessa mass disturbances, which set pro-Maidan and anti-Maidan groups against each other. 48 people died and more than 200 were injured.

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HRW states that criminal proceeding continued against former members of Berkut riot police battalion, accountable for killing and injuring protestors in February, 2014.

In April, the charges against Ivan Bubenchik, a pro-Maidan protestor, were dropped. He remains under investigation for illegal use of weapons and endearing law enforcement.


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