Tag Archives: lawlessness

Ukraine | Detention in Ukraine as a kind of torture

In 2014, during the civil war in the Donbas, the Kiev controlled troops seized the head of the city of Slavyansk, who by will of circumstances worked under the rule of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Her name is Nelya Shtepa. Since then, Shtepa is under arrest. She is charged with cooperation with terrorists, but the investigation has so far failed to prove her guilt in court.
On August 30, Shtepa handed over a letter in which she complained about the intolerable conditions of detention. She was transferred to a cell where the floors and walls are black with dampness, 14 people are kept in the cell. All of them smoke, and the hoods are not in the room. The floors in the chamber are sandy-earthy, cockroaches and mice run around. She also writes that it stinks in the cell from the next landfill. “Not only domestic waste is taken to this landfill, but also the feces from pigs that are grown in an institution, but not for prisoners.” She added that in the cell opposite there are 4 people with an open form of tuberculosis. “And we breathe the same air together with them.” “Constantly with X-rays, tuberculosis forms are found in prisoners”.
According to the lawyer in this cell there is no running water and it is very hot. During her stay under arrest Stepa had diabetes mellitus and hypertension. However, the administration of the detention center does not provide her with medical assistance and refuses to comply with the court’s decision, which ordered to provide her with acceptable conditions of detention.

Ukraine | An inside look at post-coup Ukraine

The colossal chaos, economic depression, and everyday violence that is now part of daily life in Ukraine have defied the expectations of even some of the most hardened critics of the regime which came to power during the Kiev coup of February 2014.

Ukraine | The case of May 2: the judges and defendants were outraged by the conduct of the prosecutor’s office

In Odessa, a lawsuit continues over the defendants in mass riots on May 2, 2014, which culminated in the burning of dozens of people in the House of Trade Unions. The accusation is made solely against the political opponents of the Kiev regime, i.e. the side that suffered the most from the May massacre. The trial is artificially prolonged all the time. After the transfer of the case to the city court of Ilichevsk (renamed by the Kiev regime in Chernomorsk), the lawsuit accelerated and the court came close to the final stage of the case.
However, the rapid completion of the process is not a part of the Prosecutor’s Office’s plans. On August 31 and September 1, prosecutors refused to participate in the trial, referring to the disease. For example, on September 1, representatives of the state prosecution ignored the meeting under the pretext of ill health: a disease simultaneously struck both representatives of the prosecutor’s office. Also, there were no other employees capable of supporting the prosecution’s position in court. In this regard, the prosecutor’s office of the Odessa region has submitted an appeal to the court requesting that the case be adjourned on May 2 until the leading case of prosecutors is recovered.
The appeal provoked outrage among both the judges and the defendants.

Russia | The St. Isaac’s cathedral affair – Russia’s constitutional court approves state of lawlessness

by John Helmer

In a ruling of Russia’s Constitutional Court, issued on July 18, fifteen out of sixteen judges ruled that a state of lawlessness now prevails in the country, in which the constitutional rights of citizens to have courts adjudicate government decisions, with evidence and reasoning, have been abolished.

Ukraine | Games of Patriots” with Courts in Ukraine

Over the past two days in Ukraine, there have been events that show how the current system of power of the Kiev government works. It failed to establish a totalitarian regime and is forced to achieve the desired results by selective pressure on its opponents. This is how the prosecutor’s office builds relations with Ukrainian courts when it comes to detaining opposition activists. On June 26, the Odessa court released Anatoly Slobodyanik under house arrest. Slobodyanik and member of the local council Gennady Kushnaryov were arrested allegedly for preparing a kidnapping of the MP Alexei Goncharenko, who has a persistent anti-rating in his native city. Both deny their guilt, and the case materials testify that it was artificially fabricated to arrest oppositionists. Both Slobodyanik and Kushnaryov have health problems.
On June 26, the court granted the defense’s motion and decided to transfer Slobodyanik to house arrest. The next day, a similar petition by Kushnaryov was to be considered. However, on the evening of June 26, opposition media reported that the prosecutor’s office decided to put pressure on the court to prevent Kushnaryov’s release. To this end, the prosecutor appealed for help to fascist activists. They had to appear in a court and put pressure on the judges to make the decision necessary for the prosecutor. June 27 it happened indeed. The fascist crowd filled the court, but the task assigned to it could not be fulfilled. The fascists simply thwarted the court session, so the court did not take any decision. The struggle for the liberation of Kushnaryov will continue.