THE LAW OF UKRAINE
“On the Elimination of Negative Consequences and Prevention of Prosecution and Punishment as Applicable to Persons Related to the Events That Took Place During the Peaceful Protests”, No.737-VII, dated 29 January 2014
Based on the principle of humanity, the objective of this Law is to release people from prosecution and punishment in connection with mass street protests. Continue reading
The activists decided to negotiate directly with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) without the involvement of politicians. The objective of these negotiations is the release of all arrested activists and the implementation of the amnesty law approved in Parliament. This was communicated at a press conference to by the representative of the fighters-veterans Oleh Mykhnyuk to ЛІГАБізнесІнформ. “Politicians and political forces, who have recently been holding negotiations, do not care about people taken into custody. Nobody is working on their cases. People on the barricades have entrusted us to negotiate on their behalf.” Continue reading
Yesterday, January 29th, the Parliament could have adopted not only amnesty law, but also constitutional reform and set a new majority, writes The Insider.
Initially, four amnesty bills providing for release of Maidan activists have been brought into the Parliament, with two coming from the opposition MPs and the other two from Party of the Regions (PoR).