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Frequency of attacks on activists, public figures increases in Ukraine, - Prosecutor General

54 attacks were recorded over the first nine months of 2018
21:50, 2 November 2018

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Cases of attacks on activists and public figures increased in 2018. Only for the first nine months, 54 cases were recorded, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko claimed this at the operative session, having summed up the work over the last nine months, 112 Ukraine reports.

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‘I want to say that I, along with my colleagues, solved only one-third of all attacks. We haven’t found any contractor yet. No matter how we explain the difficulties of the contractor search – it is negative. Zero contractors in this sector, as an attack on activists causes reasonable criticism and distrust of the authorities,’ the Prosecutor General stressed.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko claimed he was concerned about the numerous attacks on activists and is not pleased with the criminal situation in the country.

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As we reported earlier, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law on the observance of the rights of participants in criminal proceedings and other persons during the pre-trial investigation.

The draft law amends several articles of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, in terms of providing another person whose rights or legitimate interests are limited during the pre-trial investigation, or his representative the right to file petitions to the investigator. The prosecutor is to close the criminal proceedings if there is an unreasonable decision of the investigator or no criminal offense is detected. 

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