Skip to comments.Ukraine: The New Dictatorship
Posted on 01/19/2014 11:51:53 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
On paper, Ukraine is now a dictatorship. President Viktor Yanukovych, in having the deputies of his Party of Regions endorse an extraordinary packet of legislation, has arrogated decisive political power to himself. After hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians spent weeks in the cold demonstrating for basic human rights and a stronger association with Europe, the president has responded with a violation of human rights and a rather sad imitation of Russia.
In procedure and content the laws passed by the Ukrainian parliament this week contravene the most basic rights of modern constitutional democracies: to speech, assembly, and representation. Although they concern the most basic aspects of political life, and transform the constitutional structure of the Ukrainian state, these measures were not subjected to even the barest of parliamentary procedures. There were no public hearings, there was no debate in parliament, and there was no actual vote. There was a show of hands in parliament and an estimate of how many hands were raised. The standard electronic voting system, which creates an official record, was not used.
The deputiesthose who apparently raised their handshave all but voted themselves out of existence. If the deputies from Yanukovychs Party of Regions read the legislation, which according to Ukrainian reports they did not, they would realize that their own positions are now under threat. Their parliamentary immunity is now no longer guaranteed, which means that if they vote the wrong way they can be stripped of immunity and prosecuted. Yanukovychs main political rival, Julia Tymoshenko, is in prison. Her defense lawyer has already been stripped of his parliamentary mandate.
Speaking at all about the Tymoshenko case will now be risky. Actions deemed to interfere with the work of courts have been banned. Making remarks of an offensive nature about judges is illegal. . .
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Sounds like Dictator Obama
Yeah, it’s the pot’s newspaper calling the kettle black.
Ummmm, hello! What about OBAMA!!!!!
Barak is jealous that the Ukrainian got it in writing.....
Ahhhh! Obama is divine! He don’t need no steenking writing!!
/BIG FAT SARCASM
I wonder how much of a role Putin had in this Ukraine atrocity. Many Freepers often say what a great guy Putin is...I do NOT think so.
Beware. This is McCainiac type propaganda from the folks who won’t rest until we are at war with Russia. Ukraine’s Prez is popular and legit. I am very suspicious of these “protestors”.
Remember when McCain’s gangster buddies nearly got us into a war over Georgia?
Well, Cuomo just said "extremists" (those who hold prolife, progun and antigay views) have no place in the state of NY.
Sounds very similar to the Ukrainian dictators.
Yes, and I remember when McCains gangster buddies including Obama, nearly got us into a war over Syrian "rebels".
“There was a show of hands in parliament and an estimate of how many hands were raised. The standard electronic voting system, which creates an official record, was not used.”
Maybe it was “deemed” to have passed, like Pelosi did with Obamacare. And please remind me how legislation is proposed in the EU. It is only proposed by the unelected European Commission. The Euro “parliament” cannot propose legislation. they are a rubberstamp for the EU dictatorship.
The fact is, that EU is not an alternative to people who want to avoid authoritarian unelected rule.
What? Are George Zimmerman's Justice Dept. prosecutors working for Ukraine now?
Everyone wants us to believe that somehow, the lunatic McCain got it right this time. Europe is no friend of the US, or of freedom.
This EU roadshow is nothing buy cynical BS to achieve their goals. And the folks cheering the EU in Ukraine forget, EU was not offering EU membership, or even free travel or immigration to Ukrainians. They don’t like them THAT much.
interfere with the work of courts have been banned. Making remarks of an offensive nature about judges is illegal. It seems unlikely that truth will be a defense.”
And the writer might want to check how free you are to speak out in England, Germany, Italy,,etc. In Italy, journalists must speak positively about homosexuality. In England a man was arrested for singing the Kung Fu Fighting song. In Germany there is a list of things that are arrestable for saying,,,,,
But they all get a case of the fainting vapors when Ukraine has a similar law,,,
But will gladly use the US military as unpaid mercs for their EU control of Eastern Europe.
This EU roadshow is nothing buy cynical BS to achieve their goals. And the folks cheering the EU in Ukraine forget, EU was not offering EU membership, or even free travel or immigration to Ukrainians. They dont like them THAT much.
But they do like 'em for a captive market and debt serfdom.
Yeah, like "I'll home school my kids."
Thanks Brad from Tennessee.
There is still a heavy Russian presence in the Ukraine, especially in the Eastern half.