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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

    OSCE Monitoring Mission patrol member killed in Luhansk oblast
    Apr24

    OSCE Monitoring Mission patrol member killed in Luhansk oblast

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission observer was killed after the car he was traveling in hit a mine near the village of Pryshyb in the Luhansk region …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Jailed & refused urgently needed medical care for not collaborating with FSB
    Apr24

    Jailed & refused urgently needed medical care for not collaborating with FSB

    There are strong grounds for believing that Crimean Tatar political prisoner Arsen Dzhepparov has been in detention since April 2016 because of his refusal to act as an FSB informer. He is now being refused an urgently needed operation and is in a very bad state of health. This, his lawyer Dzhemil Temishev stresses, is no longer merely pressure...

    Russian prosecutor demands 17 years for Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev
    Apr22

    Russian prosecutor demands 17 years for Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev

    Looking gaunt and frail after 18 days without food, Ruslan Zeytullaev spoke from court on Friday, thanking all those Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians who have expressed their support, but refusing to end his hunger strike until the verdict is handed down …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses
    Apr21

    Russia reinstates darkest Soviet days by banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses

    Russia’s Supreme Court has ignored the country’s Constitution and the decades of religious persecution under Soviet rule and banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses, labelling them ‘extremist’. It has thus placed over 170 thousand believers in the Russian Federation in danger of criminal prosecution for their faith. …read...

    Russian Journalist, Putin Critic Dies After Severe Beating
    Apr20

    Russian Journalist, Putin Critic Dies After Severe Beating

    A prominent Russian journalist known for articles criticizing Russia’s government and President Vladimir Putin has died at a hospital in St. Petersburg after being severely beaten by unknown assailants …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    UN Court at the Hague orders Russia to stop persecuting Crimean Tatar Mejlis
    Apr20

    UN Court at the Hague orders Russia to stop persecuting Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The International Court of Justice’s decision on April 19 on Ukraine’s suit against Russia contained one failure, but, as one Ukrainian official put it, the score was 3:1 in Ukraine’s favour …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Mustafa Dzhemiliev calls on Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullayev to end hunger strike
    Apr19

    Mustafa Dzhemiliev calls on Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullayev to end hunger strike

    You cannot stir the conscience of those who have none. Primarily for that reason, Mustafa Dzhemiliev, veteran Crimean Tatar leader and former political prisoner, has called on Ruslan Zeytullayev to end his hunger strike. The Crimean Tatar political prisoner has been without food now for 15 days, and after over 2 years of imprisonment in appalling...

    Tortured to Death for Defending Ukraine’s Flag, Ukrainian Unity
    Apr18

    Tortured to Death for Defending Ukraine’s Flag, Ukrainian Unity

    It is three years since Volodymyr Rybak was abducted by Kremlin-backed militants when he tried to remove the flag of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ from the seized Horlivka city council building. His tortured and mutilated body was found 5 days later, together with that of 19-year-old student Yury Popravko. …read more...

    Supreme Court Candidate Exposed for Sentencing Innocent Man to Life Imprisonment
    Apr18

    Supreme Court Candidate Exposed for Sentencing Innocent Man to Life Imprisonment

    It is, of course, for the court to determine a man’s innocence, however in the case of life prisoner Volodymyr Panasenko, nobody has ever believed he is guilty. Now, after Panasenko has been in prison for over 10 years, his trial has proven a career nemesis for one of the judges who sentenced him. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Suspected Maidan Killer & Three Other Ex-Berkut Officers Flee to Russia
    Apr15

    Suspected Maidan Killer & Three Other Ex-Berkut Officers Flee to Russia

    In a move which was easily to be predicted and averted, a former ex-Berkut officer suspected of direct involvement in the killing of Maidan activists has been allowed to escape justice. Vitaly Honcharenko was released from custody on April 6 and on April 13 crossed, unimpeded, into Russia, together with three former Kharkiv Berkut colleagues....

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