The corresponding petition was received by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine yesterday, June 2.
The law “On the Prevention of Harassment and Punishment of Persons Related to Events that Occurred during peaceful protests…”, adopted in February 2014, was supposed to protect activists of the Revolution of Dignity from possible oppression of the system.
If the law is repealed, then all the activists who were involved in criminal trials may again be at risk of criminal prosecution! And there is no guarantee that individual investigators will not try to reanimate old cases. This is precisely what the pro-Russian deputies are striving for!
In response to the discrediting of activists and volunteers, we need to coordinate our own efforts in countering the pressure on fundamental rights and freedoms in Ukraine.
Every Ukrainian has the right to express his opinion, has the right to fight injustice and lawlessness. As we have repeatedly proved, the people are the main source of power in Ukraine.