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New laws – January 2014: exemption from criminal responsibility for certain crimes
Friday, 17 January 2014 23:20

parliamentDuring 14-16 January 2014 , a number of laws were adopted for "the establishment in Ukraine of the rights and freedoms of citizens, protection of persons and society from criminal attacks" (as stated in the explanatory note to the draft of one of the laws) .

One of these laws - the Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On elimination of negative impacts and prevention prosecution and punishment of persons connected to the events that took place during peaceful gatherings" provides for exemption from criminal liability of persons who are suspected or accused in the commission of crimes stipulated in Articles 109, 122, 161, 171, 185, 194, 259, 279, 289, 293, 294, 295, 296, 341, 342, 343 , 345 , 348 , 349, 365 , 376 , 382 , 386 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, between 21 November and 26 December 2013, provided that those offenses related to mass protests that began on November 21, 2013 , and closed the criminal proceedings.

So, for example, for intentional injuries of moderate severity, theft and disorderly conduct, abuse of power and authority, for criminal obstruction of journalistic activities during the recent mass protests no one will be brought to responsibility.