Ukraine’s increasingly controversial State Bureau of Investigations has informed Tetyana Chornovol, a former national deputy, journalist and victim of a near-fatal attack during the Euro-Maidan, that she is under suspicion of murder. Ms. Chornovol has reacted with anger, saying that she is being persecuted by the same people who, in December 2013, tried to kill her. She believes this is part of efforts to rewrite the history of the Revolution of Dignity, as the Euro-Maidan protests became known, and political repression for her role in the movement.
Officers arrived at Ms. Chornovol’s home in the morning of April 10 and carried out a search. They asked to see clothes that she wore during the Euro-Maidan, and took away a jacket, helmet and backpack. They also removed a trophy weapon and telephone, both of which Ms. Chornovol believes they had no right to take.