Advocates call to fire Oleh Tatarov from the Presidential Office
Advocacy and other civil society organizations are concerned with assigning Oleh Tatarov as the vice-head of the Presidential Office. This man is a close team-mate of Vitaliy Zakharchenko, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Yanukovych. These organizations call to the President of Ukraine to fire Tatarov.
This was the joint open petition of several organizations, Zmina informs.
The petitioners remind that Oleh Tatarov worked as vice-head of the main investigations department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs during Euromaidan, and in that capacity he quite openly tried to mislead the public and journalists about the events on the streets at that time.
The petitioners call the President to fire Oleh Tatarov, and in the future, “not to allow assigning to high political positions any people who tried to justify and cover up mass crimes and violations of human rights, and are themselves personification of the authoritarian rule of Yanukovych, as they held leading positions in the law-enforcement agencies of that time”.
The petition was signed:
Association of Ukrainian Monitors for Compliance with Human Rights in Activities of Law-Enforcement Agencies
NGO “Analytical Platform”
NGO “Narodna Rada”
NGO Institute of Mass Information
Advocacy Center “Postup”
Media Project “Watchers”
Laboratory of Law Enforcement Initiatives
Ukrainian School of Political Studies
Media Initiative for Human Rights
NGO “Center for Development and Democracy”
NGO “Truth Hounds”
Kharkiv Anti-Corruption Center
Kharkiv Advocacy Group
Ukrainian Helsinki Association for Human Rights
Center for Counteraction to Corruption
Human Rights Center ZMINA
Center for civil liberties
Human Rights Platform
Lawyers Advisory Group
Kharkiv oblast foundation “Hromadska Alternatyva”
Movement of Resistance to Capitulation
Institute for Development of Social Innovations
Pylyp Orlyk Democracy Institute
Educational house for human rights – Chernihiv
Cherkasy Advocacy Center
Group for Strategic and Security Studies
Center for Political and Law Reforms