Tag Archives: lawlessness

Ukraine | Unidentified cat spy or farce style criminal persecution

Ukrainian media reported that in the criminal case of opposition journalist Vasily Muravitsky, who was arrested on charges of high treason, scandalous details were revealed. Andrei Gozhyy, Muravitsky’s lawyer, said that the special services accuse him of contacting a secret Russian agent called Pampukh. But in fact, Pampukh is not a man, but a cat that lives with his relatives.
Julia Maltseva, the owner of the cat, confirmed the statement and placed a Facebook post describing her cat. According to Maltseva, Pampuh is a very respectful cat and could be “not just an agent, but also a curator”, but the presence of paws hinders it to play that role.
The owner makes her own guess, why the Ukrainian special services turned the cat Pampukh into a secret agent. She says that keeps company with Muravitsky, so they periodically called up and communicated:
“Last winter we decided to go to Vasya (diminutive from Vasily – edit.) for a few days to visit and take the cat with us. At that time, SBU obviously listened to Muravitsky’s telephone conversations for a long time, therefore, his promise to take Pampukh to the highest rank it took into account and thought that Pampukh is a very serious person, since we always name it only by nickname.”
Although the case of Muravitsky more and more resembles a farce, the Ukrainian special services intend to resolutely bring it to the end, and then it will not be funny, but sad. Opposition journalist Muravitsky was arrested by special services in Zhytomyr on August 1, 2017. He is suspected of state treason, encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, violation of the equality of citizens and the establishment of a terrorist organization. According to the SBU, his articles were published on “websites that were administered from the Russian Federation and temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.” The prosecutor’s office said that the journalist faces up to 15 years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.

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.