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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

    Official naming of Russian military source for the missile that downed MH17 brings justice at the Hague a step closer
    May25

    Official naming of Russian military source for the missile that downed MH17 brings justice at the Hague a step closer

    For the purposes of both one current case before the UN International Court of Justice and future cases at the International Criminal Court, the Joint Investigation Team’s conclusions could not have been of greater significance. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Belarus court passes 8-year sentence on Ukrainian journalist probing FSB abduction of teenage Ukrainian political prisoner
    May25

    Belarus court passes 8-year sentence on Ukrainian journalist probing FSB abduction of teenage Ukrainian political prisoner

    The Belarusian Supreme Court has found Pavlo Sharoiko guilty of ‘spying’ and sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment. The level of secrecy about this case, and the fact that Sharoiko has only had a state-appointed lawyer make scepticism about his apparent confession to the charges seem warranted. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    ,Another Roma camp set alight, this time with gunshots & racist media report
    May24

    ,Another Roma camp set alight, this time with gunshots & racist media report

    There has been another arson attack on a Roma camp in Ukraine, the third in just over a month, with this one accompanied both by shooting and by an appallingly xenophobic report on the Facebook page of a local media publication. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatar National Congress delegate seized and tortured on anniversary of Ervin Ibragimov’s abduction
    May24

    Crimean Tatar National Congress delegate seized and tortured on anniversary of Ervin Ibragimov’s abduction

    Asan Egiz, delegate of the Qurultay [National Congress] of the Crimean Tatar people, was abducted on 23 May by men in police uniform. This was a chillingly brazen repeat of the abduction and disappearance exactly two years ago of another prominent Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov with the only difference being that Asan Egiz was, thankfully, found,...

    Russia admits complicity in abduction of Crimean Tatar activist through refusal to investigate
    May24

    Russia admits complicity in abduction of Crimean Tatar activist through refusal to investigate

    It is two years since 31-year-old Ervin Ibragimov, member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was abducted by men in road patrol uniform from near his home in Bakhchysarai. Despite video footage showing the abduction, the Russian occupation regime effectively never carried out a real investigation, which has only...

    Social care homes in Ukraine
    May23

    Social care homes in Ukraine

    Talking to a person who entered the social care home labyrinth in Ukraine because of a mishap in his or her life, who understands full well that there is no exit except after death, leaves a permanent mark in your memory (Opening words to a conference on May 18, 2018) …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia turns to abduction & torture to try to discredit the Crimean Tatar Mejlis
    May23

    Russia turns to abduction & torture to try to discredit the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    Oleksandr Steshenko, the young Ukrainian who disappeared after being seized by the FSB in occupied Crimea, has been shown on Russian television ‘confessing’ to involvement in an ‘extremist group’ supposedly created by the Head of the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people. This alleged ‘plot’ has been made...

    Crimean Tatar Civic Activists arrested in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity
    May22

    Crimean Tatar Civic Activists arrested in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity

    Russia has carried out new armed searches and arrests in occupied Crimea, with one of the targets Server Mustafaev, a highly-respected civic activist and coordinator of the Crimea Solidarity movement. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian prosecuted for posting that USSR invaded Poland in 1939 denied asylum in Czech Republic
    May22

    Russian prosecuted for posting that USSR invaded Poland in 1939 denied asylum in Czech Republic

    The Czech authorities have found no grounds for giving Vladimir Luzgin political asylum, and say that they cannot “get into a discussion about historical facts”. No ‘discussion’ is, in fact, required, since 38-year-old Luzgin was prosecuted in Russia for reposting a text that quite correctly states that both Nazi Germany and the Soviet...

    On the arrest of RIANovosti journalist Kiril Vyshynsky & the defence of “alternative news” in Ukraine
    May21

    On the arrest of RIANovosti journalist Kiril Vyshynsky & the defence of “alternative news” in Ukraine

    There has been a startling divergence in the reaction to the arrest of RIA Novosti Ukraine’s General Director Kirill Vyshynsky and the search of the agency’s offices. Prominent Ukrainians known for their opposition to censorship in any form stress only that the charges must be fully proven, while a number of western media watchdogs...

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