Ukraine, under President Yanukovych has become less democratic – say the experts from international human rights organization Freedom House.
In the report called “Alarm: Protecting Democracy in Ukraine,” Freedom House notes that if current trends continue, the country could be heading toward autocracy.
[David J. Kramer, Executive Director of Freedom House]:
“We are concerned by the concentration of power in the hands of the Party of Regions and in the hands of the government. And we are concerned by the exercise of this power as we`ve seen through the use of SBU (Ukrainian Secret Service), the judicial process. What we perceive to be selective prosecution of certain individuals by the conducting last October local elections and by constraints on media.”