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Rada may approve treatment of prisoners abroad next week

Posted by the Editor on October 18, 2013


News / 18 October 2013 | 16:30

Rada may approve treatment of prisoners abroad next week

Rada may approve treatment of prisoners abroad next week

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Rybak expressed hope that during the next plenary week the Parliament will consider a draft law regarding the possibility of treatment of seriously ill prisoners outside of Ukraine, he said in an interview with Rada channel on Friday, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reports.
“I think next week some version of the law for seriously ill prisoners will be submitted to deputies,” he said, adding that “the law should not allow convicted people to escape punishment, as the treatment is not a pardon.”
Rybak said that the law should not be written only for one person but for the whole category of ill prisoners.
The head of the Parliament believes that the search for compromise solutions should be held within the constitutional powers of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, taking into account the current political realities. “There are issues about sending of convicted Yulia Tymoshenko to Germany for treatment,” Rybak said, noting that “this issue is not simple because there is no legal basis for such decision of the President of Ukraine.”
The Parliament’s speaker also said that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the seventh convocation has already adopted 15 laws required for signing of the Association Agreement with the EU. 

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