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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    New attack on Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov
    Mar29

    New attack on Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov

    Crimean Tatar rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has been summoned for questioning and informed he is facing a preliminary criminal investigation on absurd charges. This is the latest overt offensive against Kurbedinov and other lawyers defending Russia’s ever-increasing number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea. …read more Source:...

    From torture to solitary confinement for a letter in Crimean Tatar
    Mar29

    From torture to solitary confinement for a letter in Crimean Tatar

    Teymur Abdullaev, one of 19 Crimean Muslims held illegally in indefinite detention in Russian-occupied Crimea has been placed in a punishment cell for writing a letter to his family in Crimean Tatar. The guards considered that only Russian was acceptable. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Continuing crackdown and police violence in Belarus
    Mar29

    Continuing crackdown and police violence in Belarus

    The Civic Solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence against peaceful demonstrators, calls for a strong reaction by the international community …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Poroshenko Signs Law to Crack Down on Anti-corruption NGOs, Journalists
    Mar29

    Poroshenko Signs Law to Crack Down on Anti-corruption NGOs, Journalists

    The Kyiv Post. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    As the U.K. Prepares to Leave, is Europe Disintegrating after 60 years?
    Mar28

    As the U.K. Prepares to Leave, is Europe Disintegrating after 60 years?

    The EU has just marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome but remains in the midst of turmoil. Britain’s formal notification of its intention to quit the EU ends a ten month phoney war and opens the way for direct confrontation over the country’s terms of exit. Brexit is a lose-lose process that will exacerbate other pressing...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 28, 2017
    Mar28

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 28, 2017

    News U.S. federal prosecutors are investigating North Korea’s role in the attempted theft of nearly $1 billion from the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Deputy director of the NSA, Richard Ledgett, said last week that “if [this] is true, that means a nation-state is robbing banks. That is a big deal.” (OCCRP) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches
    Mar28

    Russia’s Sberbank To Sell Ukrainian Branches

    March 28, 2017 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The world’s toughest job?
    Mar28

    The world’s toughest job?

    The new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres of Portugal, took office on 1 January 2017. It is no wonder that one of Guterres’ predecessors described the role of Secretary-General as “the most impossible job in the world.” He faces considerable headwinds. The context is of enduring, global challenges, from terrorism and...

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike
    Mar28

    More Discontent in Russia as Truckers Strike

    Protest organizers say 10,000 trucks will block roads and disrupt traffic across the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished
    Mar28

    Proposed amendments to a law that targets Ukrainian anti-corruption groups must be abolished

    Transparency International and its chapter in Ukraine call on Ukrainian authorities to abolish controversial amendments to the Law on Prevention of Corruption that appear designed to intimidate and target anti-corruption activists. The amendments would make it mandatory for leaders of anti-corruption groups to submit e-declarations of their...

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