Lustration by Right Sector against Justice Department official

From OSCE — Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
April 9, 2015

On 9 April in Ivano-Frankivsk, the SMM [Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE] monitored a protest organized by the “Pravyy Sektor” (Right Sector) and the non-governmental organization Self-Defence. Around 200 people, including ten women, gathered at the main square. The regional Right Sector leader called for honouring the “Heavenly Hundred” and he and the Self-Defence co-ordinator also called for swift lustration. The protestors proceeded to the Department of Justice where they entered the building and forcefully brought out the head of the justice department. They accused him of registering the Opposition Block in the region, placed him in a trash-bin, threw eggs at him and poured ethyl green over him before dispersing. Ten police officers were present but did not intervene.

This man was lucky he wasn’t beaten or killed.

What actions will the OSCE take? Or will they continue observing and taking notes?

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