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Ex-lawmaker cites reforms nation should adopt
Question of the Day
Human Rights Watch says Ukraine has a mixed human rights record.
“The case against [Mrs. Tymoshenko] and other highly politicized cases give grounds for concern that the government uses politically motivated charges to deal with its political rivals,” said Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch.
During the Orange Revolution, Ukrainian opposition leaders were “solid people,” but now, “opposition politicians are new computers, but old software,” he said.
He accused Mr. Yanukovych of heading a “super presidential republic” in which the president is “the only real decision maker.”
Tatiana Shalkivska, a spokesman for the Ukraine Embassy in Washington, declined to comment on Mr. Bondarchuk’s accusations, but some analysts have also noticed a drift toward authoritarianism in Ukraine.
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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