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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

    Russian Historian Accused Of ’Religious Hatred’ Over Account Of Solovki Gulag
    Feb12

    Russian Historian Accused Of ’Religious Hatred’ Over Account Of Solovki Gulag

    Historian Yury Brodsky sees the far northern Solovki Archipelago as a kaleidoscopic microcosm of Russia. That diversity, Brodsky says, is now in danger from the Russian Orthodox Church, supported by the state, which is trying to transform it into a monoculture, literally and figuratively whitewashing the islands and their significance....

    Trial begins of two C14 far-right activists accused of killing controversial journalist Oles Buzyna
    Feb12

    Trial begins of two C14 far-right activists accused of killing controversial journalist Oles Buzyna

    Almost three years after Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzyna was shot dead near his home in Kyiv, two men have gone on trial, charged with his murder. If Buzyna was a highly controversial figure, so too is ‘C 14′, the far-right organization that the suspects – Andriy Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk – are linked with. …read more Source:...

    Independent probe into arrest & death of 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran amid persecution of men who were helping her
    Feb12

    Independent probe into arrest & death of 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran amid persecution of men who were helping her

    When a case that began with the arrest and death of an 83-year-old veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement seems to have hit rock bottom, Russia’s FSB proves it can sink even lower. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Calls to declare Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh a Hero of Ukraine
    Feb10

    Calls to declare Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh a Hero of Ukraine

    It is people like Volodymyr Balukh, spending his second birthday in prison for his unwavering loyalty to Ukraine that give the lie to Russian propaganda about Crimea and give hope that it will return under Ukraine’s control. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poroshenko accused of creating a weapon against critical NGOs, like in Russia & Kazakhstan
    Feb10

    Poroshenko accused of creating a weapon against critical NGOs, like in Russia & Kazakhstan

    Ukrainian civic activists have expressed anger over public claims made by the President’s spokesperson that two contentious bills imposing extensive reporting requirements on NGOs, though not, for example, political parties, have been agreed with civic organizations …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poroshenko accused of creating a weapon against critical NGOs, like in Russia & Kazakhstan
    Feb10

    Poroshenko accused of creating a weapon against critical NGOs, like in Russia & Kazakhstan

    Ukrainian civic activists have expressed anger over public claims made by the President’s spokesperson that two contentious bills imposing extensive reporting requirements on NGOs, though not, for example, political parties, have been agreed with civic organizations …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Menacing attack on the son of a Crimean Tatar National Congress member
    Feb10

    Menacing attack on the son of a Crimean Tatar National Congress member

    23-year-old Fakhri Muratov was dragged from his car in Russian-occupied Crimea on February 6 by men in masks and without any insignia. The men proceeded to beat him and then search his car, before driving off. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Menacing attack on the son of a Crimean Tatar National Congress member
    Feb10

    Menacing attack on the son of a Crimean Tatar National Congress member

    23-year-old Fakhri Muratov was dragged from his car in Russian-occupied Crimea on February 6 by men in masks and without any insignia. The men proceeded to beat him and then search his car, before driving off. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Why Election Reform Should Be a Top Priority Now
    Feb10

    Why Election Reform Should Be a Top Priority Now

    Election reform in Ukraine is finally gaining some momentum. In December, parliament passed in the first reading draft law #3112-1, which creates an open list proportional election system and makes it easier for small parties to win seats in parliament. In addition, the president’s long-awaited list of candidates for the Central Election...

    Closed trial for tortured Ukrainian accused of a ‘Crimea sabotage plot’ that never was
    Feb10

    Closed trial for tortured Ukrainian accused of a ‘Crimea sabotage plot’ that never was

    The ‘trial’ has begun of Andriy Zakhtei, one of the four Ukrainians seized by the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea in August 2016 and accused of involvement in a supposed ‘Ukrainian Crimea saboteur plot’. It appears that the entire ‘trial’ will be held behind closed doors, enabling Russia’s FSB to conceal the lack of a...

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