Ukrainian Protesters Accuse Prosecutors Of Abetting Corruption

Ukrainian protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

KIEV, (Pakistan Point News - 17th August, 2016) - Ukrainian activists on Wednesday held a protest in central Kiev accusing the country's powerful prosecutors of obstructing a newly formed national agency that has exposed massive official corruption. Some 100 protesters gathered outside the office of prosecutor-general Yuri Lutsenko holding posters saying: "Lutsenko, don't stay silent! Your prosecutors are criminals!" Some wore plastic bags on their heads and had their hands tied, according to an AFP correspondent at the scene.

The demonstrators were supporting the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, launched last year at the request of Kiev's Western backers. The anti-corruption agency has accused prosecutors of illegally detaining two of its officers last week and using physical violence against them as they carried out an undercover investigation.