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EU must press Ukraine at summit to stop police abuses

Headline Title:  EU must press Ukraine to stop police abuses 16 December 2011 Endemic abuse by Ukraine’s police force needs to be strongly challenged during the EU-Ukraine summit on 19 December, Amnesty International said today.Monday’s planned summit in Kyiv has been a source of diplomatic tension as the EU continues to criticise Ukraine’s politically motivated prosecution of former Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko. “The EU has to keep human rights on the agenda, and pressure Ukraine to stop its epidemic of police criminality,” said Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s researcher…

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