In Ukraine returned to the “dictatorial laws” – ex-MP

В Украине возвращаются к "диктаторским законам" – экс-нардеп

Olejnik does not understand what “dictatorship” laws adopted on January 16, 2014

The anniversary of the adoption of “dictatorial laws” one of the authors commented on the emergence in Parliament of the draft law on combating fakes.

Suggested faction BPP law on combating fakes in essence no different from the law of libel from the package “dictatorial laws” of 2014. This opinion in an interview with AIF expressed by one of the authors of these laws, a former MP Vladimir Oleinik.

“The question is, what’s the difference “dictatorship of the law” on defamation law to combat fakes? The question can be addressed to the Chairman of the BPP Artur Gerasimov, who made such a legislative initiative. Hearken to his argument: “I urge us to develop and adopt the draft law on combating fakes. Because, sorry, we are at the forefront. And we should learn from the experience of those in Europe, and that France, Germany and the United States of America, even the European Parliament seriously the problem is treated”. Very competent wording. Only he forgets that in 2014, a similar argument was accepted by the opposition as the impact on the rights of citizens of Ukraine. It turns out, for the sake of its “truth” can turn the concept in the right direction. Four years ago, Libel Law was a violation of freedoms. Today, named a little differently, he stands on guard of the statehood,” – said Oleynik.

The former MP said that still does not understand what “dictatorship” adopted by the then laws.

“The restrictions were many. But especially the leaders of the Maidan did not like the provisions under which a fine or imprisonment up to 10 days punishable violation of the rules of holding rallies. The law forbade participation in demonstrations with the use of means that impede the identification, the presence at the meeting with open flame, pyrotechnics, weapons, Mace, explosives and other means, and in clothes, “similar to a form of law enforcement”. Establish penalties for failure to comply with lawful requirements of the representatives of the SBU, or obstruction of their action and to toughen punishment for similar actions against law enforcement officers. Let’s say the part in a rally in the mask complicates the identification of the individual. What if something happens? How then to investigate the situation? The government is obliged by Law and the Constitution to ensure the rule of law, legality and safety of any event. Or libel law. How is it dictatorship? It’s the Law not against the media, against anyone who slanders. Take The Bible. Slander in the Bible – one of the worst sins. And in Ukraine the punishment is not. In America, for example, there is a punishment for slander, not only against the living but also the deceased citizen. 10 years can you get for slander against the dead. In Germany, France, Italy and most European countries there is a punishment for slander. Liable for libel should any citizen, from the President to an ordinary citizen,” he says.

Olejnik believes that the adoption of those laws did not go beyond generally accepted international standards exist in other countries.

“Four years ago, these laws impede the enjoyment of the seizure of power. Today, the invaders, the authorities are afraid to lose it and pass laws, which should help them to retain power in their hands,” he concluded.

We will remind, on January 16, 2014 deputies of the Pro-presidential majority – the Party of regions and the Communist party – a show of hands without discussion, voted for a series of laws that subsequently were called “dictatorial”. The same day Viktor Yanukovych, who was at that time President of Ukraine, signed these laws.

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