Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2019

In Osteuropa 3-4/2019

Political justice in Russia
Criminal proceedings against Ukrainian citizens

Artem Galushko

Deutsche Fassung


In Russia, numerous Ukrainian citizens have been tried in court since the start of the war against Ukraine. Many of them have been given long prison sentences. The trials make a mockery of any rule of law. They have been marked by arbitrary decisions, presumption of guilt and forced confessions. As was the case during the Soviet era, the unwritten rules and practices of a politicized judicial system override the official constitution.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2019, pp. 29–47)