Amnesty law of Ukrainian protesters to take effect on Feb. 17

17 February 2014 11:48

Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General's Office says a conditional amnesty law that exempts detained protesters from criminal charges will be implemented on February 17, Radio Liberty informs.

The office of Prosecutor-General Viktor Pshonka announced late on February 16 that the Interior Ministry had confirmed protesters have met all the conditions necessary to bring the amnesty law into effect.

Those conditions included the vacating of government buildings seized by protesters and the removal of barricades erected by demonstrators on Hrushevskyy Street in central Kyiv.

Protesters left Kyiv's city administration building on the morning of February 16 after opposition leaders said authorities had freed all jailed protesters from pretrial detention during the preceding days.

Hundreds of demonstrators had occupied Kyiv's city administration building since December 1, making it the symbolic headquarters of their protest movement against President Viktor Yanukovych's government.