Ukraine lawmakers stripped of immunity from prosecution

Ukraine lawmakers stripped of immunity from prosecution

PanARMENIAN.Net - Ukrainian lawmakers voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, September 3, moving to help push through a signature election promise by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to root out corruption in politics, Reuters reports.

Previously, lawmakers could only be stripped of immunity by a parliamentary vote on each individual case.

Critics have said removing lawmakers’ protection leaves them vulnerable to targeted prosecutions by those in power.

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