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OPPOSITION PLATFORM - FOR LIFE MPs appealed in the Constitutional Court the law on amnesty of participants of the Maidan events

50 members of Ukrainian parliament, including the full composition of the “Opposition Platform - For Life” faction, sent a constitutional petition to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the constitutionality of the law on amnesty for protesters on the Maidan in 2013-2014. This was reported by the press service of the Constitutional Court.

The petitioners ask the Court to declare the Law of Ukraine “On Prevention of Prosecution and Punishment of Persons in Relation to Peaceful Assemblies and Recognition of Certain Laws of Ukraine” of February 21, 2014 as unconstitutional, in particular, the provisions of Articles 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 19, 21, 24, 27, 58, 85, 89, 93, 112, 124 and 126 of the Basic Law.

According to the appeal, in the mass protests, which started on November 21, 2013 and lasted until February 2014, both participants of these actions and law enforcement officers were killed and injured.

According to open sources, during the mass protests, about 100 protesters were killed, 1,000 were injured, while 23 law enforcement officers were killed, 932 wounded, including 257 with serious injuries and 158 with gunshots.

“Some participants in the mass protests openly admit the use of firearms against law enforcement officers, their murder and the commission of serious crimes of another nature.  However, as a result of the adopted law, such crimes are not subject to investigation, and persons suspected of committing them have been released from criminal liability,” the statement reads.

According to the subject of the right to a constitutional appeal, the law in its purpose and direction eliminates the institution of protection of human life and health by the state and eliminates the principle of inevitability of punishment, which means the person who committed the crime is punishable in a criminal law order, which means the timely prosecution of the offender and the fact that no one should have privileges before the law.

Опубликовано: 2 June 2020