OSCE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY URGES RELEASE OF UKRAINE'S POLITICAL PRISONERS

10.07.12


According to a BBC report the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has called on Kyiv to bring Ukraine’s Criminal Code up to European standards, and in doing so to restrict the current powers of procurators.

Neil Simon, a spokesman for the OSCE PA, told the BBC that the resolution was aimed improving transparency within Ukraine’s legal system. He said that most parliamentarians within the OSCE expressed their concern over the existence of politically motivated trials in Ukraine and urged the authorities to release political prisoners ahead of October’s elections.

 



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