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Members of Parliament contesting the law on Amnesty of participants of "euromaidan"

A group of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appealed to the constitutional court of Ukraine, to achieve recognition unconstitutional the law on Amnesty of participants of "evromaydan", reported on Tuesday a press-service of the court.

The law of Ukraine "On preventing the prosecution and punishment of persons regarding the events that took place while spending a peaceful Assembly", was adopted in February 2014. In February of this year, Iryna Venediktova, who then occupied the post of acting head of the State Bureau of investigation, said that the law should be abolished.

"Today, June 2, 2020, the constitutional court of Ukraine received a constitutional petition of 50 people's deputies of Ukraine concerning compliance of the Constitution of Ukraine law of Ukraine "On preventing the prosecution and punishment of persons concerning events which took place during holding peaceful assemblies, and recognition become invalid for some laws of Ukraine" of February 21, 2014 No. 743–VII" - said in a statement on the website of the court.

As noted in a press-service, the authors of the submission require to admit the challenged law is inconsistent with the Constitution of Ukraine. Among the 50 signatories of the deputies are representatives of the "Opposition platform For life," Yuriy Boyko, Victor Medvedchuk, Vadim Rabinovich and others. Also was signed by independent Anton Polyakov and representative of the Pro-presidential faction "servant of the people" Alexander Dubinsky.

The main Kiev square - Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence square) - was occupied by supporters of European integration November 21, 2013, immediately after the statement of the government Mykola Azarov to suspend the signing of the Association agreement with the EU. Later Maidan became the epicenter of confrontation between security forces and radicals. Responsible for the death of over 100 people for the new Ukrainian authorities laid on his political opponent, ex - President Viktor Yanukovych and interior Ministry special forces "Berkut". Yanukovych and "Berkut" have denied involvement in the killings. After the coup, the special division "Berkut" was disbanded. Yanukovych said that he had not given orders to shoot peaceful protesters and even gave an indication to withdraw all police forces from Kiev.