Ukraine Prez Repeals Protest Law

    An anti-government protester looks out from a barricade at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 31, 2014. The United Nations human rights office called on Ukrainian President Vikor Yanukovich on Friday to abolish curbs on freedom of speech and assembly and the operation of NGOs, which were passed into law on Jan 16.REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX1825R

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    Despite taking a sick leave yesterday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych repealed a law banning antigovernment protests on Friday. He also signed a law giving amnesty to protesters who have been detained under the now-repealed law, however opposition groups are already criticizing it since it's conditional on protesters leaving occupied government buildings. Yanukovych faces pressure on all fronts, as Moscow wants him to crack down on protesters, while those in the street are calling for quick elections that would probably unseat him.

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