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Friday, March 23, 2018

Access to Russian social networks infringes on the rights of the Ukrainian security services

The Supreme administrative court of Ukraine could not make a decision on the legality of the decree of Peter Poroshenko about the “anti-sanctions”. Specifically, we are talking about paragraphs of the document relating to the blocking of the popular Russian Internet resources.

photo: Dmitry Katerinov

All in the name of Poroshenko was filed 5 different lawsuits from citizens. However, the court still has not made a decision about their Association, even though the claim is almost identical everywhere. One of the first who decided to go against the will of the President was a lawyer from “Chuguev human rights group” Roman Lykhachiv. His statement he gave on 17 may. The lawyer was outraged by the decree of the head of state, he at least violated the law on freedom of access to information.

“I will not condone such lawless and unpunished violation of the rights of citizens, Mr. President. And it’s not in “Vkontakte” or “Classmates”. The case is in the way to limit freedom. What is tomorrow ? Disable think? To prevent breathing?”, — written while the lawyer on his page in the social network, attaching to the post a copy of the claim.

Lykhachiv was amazed that the authorities of the country seeking in Europe and Western values takes the example of North Korea. The human rights activist was found both supporters and opponents. Many supported his initiative and similarly resented the censorship that was adopted by the Ukrainian authorities. The representatives of the other camp by tradition saw it as another “agent of the Kremlin.”

Likhacheva St Roman, in fact, defending the interests of the lion’s share of Ukrainians was surprised not so much the postponement of the meeting, and the decisions of judges.

“To the process as third parties have attached the SBU (security Service of Ukraine). Apparently, they believe that the abolition of the decree in some way infringe the rights of law enforcement agencies. It should be noted that my petition for inclusion in the process of Ukrainian citizens whose rights prohibition has been infringed, the court left unanswered. Very strange that SBU has certain privileges above the interests of their citizens”, — said Lykhachiv.

It is with the introduction to the judicial process of the SBU and the associated transfer of the hearing on 14 June that the Ukrainian intelligence service could get acquainted with the case materials. In conversation with the correspondent “MK” the lawyer said that in case of rejection of his claims, he intends to appeal. However Lykhachiv notes that the procedure for the appeal of verdicts of the Supreme administrative court of Ukraine is practically not registered, so there may be some difficulties.

We will remind that the decree Poroshenko about blocking popular Russian Internet resources were negatively perceived far beyond the “Square”. The US state Department has called on Kiev to protect national interests, bypassing the undermining of constitutional principles, and the EU demanded that Ukraine explanation by the President decision.

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