Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Campaigners Face Prison
Ukraine’s activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison.
In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part because of their advocacy, state officials are now required to publicly declare their personal assets to deter misuse of public funds and abuse of office.
The payback came in March 2017, when President Petro Poroshenko signed legislative amendments that require activists and journalists covering corruption to do the same – even though their work is …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch