December 16: The District Administrative Court of Kiev satisfied the claim of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in full, banning the activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU).
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The case was considered with the participation of a third party — the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 8, 2014, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and Ukrgosreestr [State Registration Service of Ukraine ] appealed to the District Administrative Court of Kiev with a suit to ban the activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine on its territory.
As stated in the lawsuit, “the KPU performs actions aimed at changing the constitutional order by force, violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, propaganda of war, violence, incitement of ethnic hatred, encroachment on human rights and freedoms, and in addition, representatives of the Communist Party systematically appeal for the creation of paramilitary groups.”
On September 30, 2015, the District Administrative Court of Kiev at the request of the Ministry of Justice suspended the activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine (renewed) and the Communist Party of Workers and Peasants.