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Ukraine: Freedom of Assembly crushed

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Freedom of Assembly crushed 30 November 2013  The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv on Saturday morning shows a shameful disregard for the right to peacefully protest said Amnesty International. The organization is calling for a prompt, effective and independent investigation into allegations of abusive use of force by officers from the Berkut riot police force. “In choosing to violently disperse the demonstration early this morning the Ukrainian authorities are violating the very standards…

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