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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

    Transparency International urges the Prosecutor General to take constructive criticism less emotionally
    May26

    Transparency International urges the Prosecutor General to take constructive criticism less emotionally

    The Prosecutor General of Ukraine and his press office used accusations towards international organizations in response to the critical statement of the anti-corruption network Transparency International concerning the apparent lack of progress in the anti-corruption investigation against the grand corrupts officials of the former regime....

    Ukraine moves to support political prisoners held in Crimea & Russia and their families
    May26

    Ukraine moves to support political prisoners held in Crimea & Russia and their families

    A very welcome legislative initiative, if passed into law, will give formal recognition to the political prisoners held in occupied Crimea and Russia, and financial assistance to their families. Donbas at present does not appear to be included, which is one of many issues that needs to be considered …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Russia afraid to call key defence witness in political trial of Crimean Tatar leader
    May26

    Russia afraid to call key defence witness in political trial of Crimean Tatar leader

    A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has rejected the defence’s application for Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov to give testimony in the ongoing ‘trial’ of Chubarov’s Deputy, Akhtem Chiygoz. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Vigilantes in military gear accused of new attack on Roma in Kyiv
    May25

    Vigilantes in military gear accused of new attack on Roma in Kyiv

    A family who recently spoke out publicly about disturbing measures to drive out Romani residents of Kyiv have been set upon by a group of former soldiers whose civic organization was organized under the patronage of an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The Reform Story Isn’t Over in Kyiv
    May25

    The Reform Story Isn’t Over in Kyiv

    In the West, many people are ready to write off Ukraine. They wrongly believe that Ukraine’s reforms are stagnating, corruption is widespread, and the country is at war. But Ukraine’s reforms are definitely not done. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Politicians jeopardize role of main human rights body in Ukraine
    May24

    Politicians jeopardize role of main human rights body in Ukraine

    Three of Ukraine’s main parties have put forward ‘their own’ candidates for the now vacant post of Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsperson, and human rights groups are up in arms. There can be no political quotas or wheeling-dealing about a person appointed to protect all citizens’ rights in the country, they insist …read more...

    One Year of Not Knowing: Where is abducted Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov?
    May24

    One Year of Not Knowing: Where is abducted Crimean Tatar Activist Ervin Ibragimov?

    On May 24 exactly one year will have passed since Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov was abducted close to his home in Bakhchysarai. Despite video footage of the abduction and international demands, the de facto authorities under Russian occupation have done nothing to find the young man or those who seized him. …read more Source:...

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters
    May23

    Think of the children: Russian officials fret over youthful protesters

    Substantial youth participation in nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny in March jolted Russia’s political landscape, leaving officials wringing their hands over how to effectively court a demographic that, a new study suggests, is deeply distrustful of the ruling class …read more Source:...

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast
    May23

    Local authorities implicated in fatal attack on Roma residents in Kharkiv oblast

    Human rights groups have demanded a proper investigation into the fatal incident on May 16 in the Kharkiv oblast which left one man dead, and four injured. All the victims were Roma residents of Vilshany, in the Derhachi district, and witness accounts suggest that the attack was organized by the local authorities. …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders
    May23

    On Trial in Occupied Crimea for Upholding Russian territorial borders

    The trial begins on May 31 of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov who could face a 5-year prison sentence for saying that Russia must leave Crimea and Donbas. This is the second such trial in Russian-occupied Crimea where Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena is facing essentially identical charges. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

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