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Ukraine Should Drop Bills Which Hamper Activists’ Work

Expand Lawmakers attend a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine December 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters A package of draft laws presented by the administration of Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has lingered since the summer on the desks of Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Part of this package would annul a senseless legal provision adopted in March 2017 that unfairly requires anti-corruption activists to publicly declare their personal income and assets or face prison, just as Ukraine’s state officials must do. Repealing this law is a necessary and urgent step, because the deadline…

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