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Ukrainian Prez signs law abolishing parliamentarians' immunity

Ukrainian Prez signs law abolishing parliamentarians' immunity

Kiev, Sep 11 (UNI) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday signed a bill that would abolish the parliamentarians' immunity of people's deputies of Ukraine.

The official website of Ukraine Parliament said in a statement that President Zelenskyy signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine on the Immunity of People's Deputies of Ukraine" approved by the Ukrainian parliament on September 3, 2019.

According to the law, article 80 of the Constitution of Ukraine has a new wording, which does not contain provisions that Members of Parliament are guaranteed parliamentary immunity and cannot be held criminally liable, detained or arrested without the consent of the parliament.

However, under the same bill, lawmakers will, as before, not legally responsible for the results of voting or their statements in the parliament and its bodies, except for liability for insult or defamation.

The law will come into force on January 1, 2020.

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26 Feb 2020 | 6:30 PM

Geneva, Feb 26 (UNI) Stating that China has prompted some media and politicians to push for a pandemic to be declared in wake of Coronavirus, World Health Organization Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom said that we should not be too eager to declare a pandemic without a careful and clear-minded analysis of the facts.

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Pakistan declares Nawaz Sharif as ‘absconder’

Pakistan declares Nawaz Sharif as ‘absconder’

26 Feb 2020 | 6:08 PM

Islamabad, Feb 26 (UNI) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was on Wednesday declared as an 'absconder' by the Pakistan government for not fulfilling his bail requirements.

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First coronavirus case confirmed in Greece

26 Feb 2020 | 6:04 PM

Athens, Feb 26 (UNI) Greece on Wednesday announced the country's first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, local media reported.

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Brazil confirms first case of coronavirus

26 Feb 2020 | 6:00 PM

Moscow, Feb 26 (UNI) Brazil on Wednesday confirmed its first case of Coronavirus, making this the first such case to be registered in South America, media reported on Wednesday.

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 12 in S Korea, 1261 infected

26 Feb 2020 | 5:30 PM

Seoul, Feb 26 (UNI) As South Korea confirmed 284 more cases of the COVID-19 on Wednesday, the total number of confirmed cases of infections rose to 1,261, while the death toll now stands at 12.

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