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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

    Why Congress Should Pass the Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul21

    Why Congress Should Pass the Russia Sanctions Bill

    New sanctions legislation with teeth is direly needed—not least because of the dozens of Ukrainian political prisoners who continue to languish in Russian prisons. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Vote fiddled in Ukraine’s parliament to ensure a political Human Rights Ombudsman
    Jul21

    Vote fiddled in Ukraine’s parliament to ensure a political Human Rights Ombudsman

    Human rights activists are asking President Petro Poroshenko to veto a law passed with conscious fiddling and aimed at ensuring that the next Human Rights Ombudsman will be chosen according to political quotas …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Two Ukrainians get 5-year prison sentences for ‘Russian world’ anti-Ukraine social network groups
    Jul20

    Two Ukrainians get 5-year prison sentences for ‘Russian world’ anti-Ukraine social network groups

    The Donetsk Regional Court of Appeal has upheld five-year sentences passed on two young men for creating several social network groups with a pronounced anti-Ukrainian, pro-militant position. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Journalists & rights activists warn against continuing “real tradition of impunity” a year after Pavel Sheremet’s murder
    Jul20

    Journalists & rights activists warn against continuing “real tradition of impunity” a year after Pavel Sheremet’s murder

    It is exactly one year since Pavel Sheremet, the renowned Belarusian journalist and former prisoner of conscience was killed by a car bomb in Kyiv. Friends and fellow journalists are holding a gathering to mark a Year without Pavel at the time he was killed a year ago, after which they will march to the President’s Administration, the SBU...

    Crimean Tatar jailed for Facebook reposts critical of Russian occupation of Crimea
    Jul20

    Crimean Tatar jailed for Facebook reposts critical of Russian occupation of Crimea

    A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced Emil Minasov to one year and three months’ imprisonment for supposed ‘incitement to enmity’ on Facebook. This appears to be how the FSB – and judge Anna Klimova – chose to view posts or reposts critical of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    MH17 Remembrance and Calls for Accountability. Except on Russian Media
    Jul18

    MH17 Remembrance and Calls for Accountability. Except on Russian Media

    Ceremonies and remembrance gatherings have been held in the Netherlands and many other countries in memory of the passengers of the MH17 Malaysian Airliner downed by a Russian Buk missile over Russian-backed militant-controlled Donbas. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Russian activist jailed for comparing Putin with Hitler (Both invaded Ukraine)
    Jul18

    Russian activist jailed for comparing Putin with Hitler (Both invaded Ukraine)

    Anti-corruption activist Viktoria Lobova was jailed for three days in Vladimir on July 14 for reposting a picture where Russian President Vladimir Putin is in a Nazi uniform, and is likened to Adolf Hitler. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Friends fear deaf Luhansk woman has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants
    Jul17

    Friends fear deaf Luhansk woman has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

    Friends of 39-year-old Lyudmila Surzhenko, a partially deaf resident of Luhansk, fear that she may have been abducted by Russian / pro-Russian militants after crossing on July 13 from occupied Luhansk into the Ukrainian government-held town of Stanytsia Luhanska to get some humanitarian aid …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The True Cost of Siemens Collaboration in Violating Crimea Sanctions
    Jul17

    The True Cost of Siemens Collaboration in Violating Crimea Sanctions

    Germany’s Siemens Company was unperturbed that it was sending hugely expensive gas turbines to equip a non-existent Russian power plant. It only ‘noticed’ that the turbines had appeared in Russian-occupied Crimea after they were reported by the media and has since claimed, with minimum credibility, to be shocked and indignant...

    Briton jailed on terrorism charges for fighting with Russia-backed militants in Ukraine
    Jul17

    Briton jailed on terrorism charges for fighting with Russia-backed militants in Ukraine

    41-year-old Benjamin Stimson has been jailed for five years and four months under the UK Terrorism Act for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of the Russian and Russian-backed militants …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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