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The Ukrainian parliament Verkhovna Rada has voted in favor of President Yanukovich being tried in the International Criminal Court (ICC) located in The Hague for alleged serious crimes.

Ex-Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko and former Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka are among those whom the Rada wants to be tried in the ICC.

All are accused of "crimes against humanity during the peaceful protests in the period of November 30, 2013, and February 22, 2014."

Three hundred and twenty-four MPs voted in favor of the resolution.

Oh yeah...send them to your friends...
Peaceful protesters huh

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 07:57:46 AM EST
Why bring in the ICC? Are they incapable of putting him on trial themselves?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 10:09:39 AM EST
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Well, look at the Timoshenko trial... that went well.

The short answer is "obviously". However, I think it unlikely he meets the threshold for the Hague.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Feb 25th, 2014 at 10:41:58 AM EST
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