Transparency international urged the authorities of Ukraine to protect anti-corruption activists who face violence in Ukraine because of their activities. This is stated in the statement published on the website of TI Ukraine.

According to the organization, over the last few months beat two anti-corruption activists from Kharkov conducting the investigation jointly with Transparency International. They believe that this is due to their work.

“Similar reports were received from activists from Poltava and Odessa, and also from investigative journalists from Kiev”, – said in a statement.

In TI Ukraine also noted that the organization became the target of media attacks due to their work related to the return “means a criminal group of Yanukovych.”

“In addition, public organizations were subjected to illegal audits and litigation”, – said in a statement.

“Ukrainian activists that were the driving force behind anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine after the revolution of dignity, was now under threat. This is a blatant attempt to prevent us from exposing the top corrupt officials. But it won’t work. We will fight for anti-corruption institutions to suit its purpose, including an independent and effective anti-corruption court,” said Yaroslav Yurchyshyn, Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine.

In September the Ukrainian office of Transparency International, filed a lawsuit against Prosecutor General, Military Prosecutor of the forces ATO and GP Information court system with the requirement to publish the court’s verdict, which had been confiscated $1.5 billion “criminal group of Yanukovych.”

Transparency asks authorities to protect anti-corruption activists 14.11.2017

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