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    Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage
    Jul31

    Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage

    Ludmila Surzhenko is, thankfully, safely on unoccupied Ukrainian territory, but she will need time to recover from the physical and psychological effects of the nearly three weeks she was held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea
    Jul31

    Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea

    It may be simply that ‘judge’ Maria Bedritskaya wants to go on holiday, and can’t go until she ‘convicts’ Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh. It is possible, however, that the flagrant irregularities are also intended as a warning to all Ukrainians of what they can expect for a Ukrainian flag, for honouring the slain victims of...

    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive
    Jul31

    Why Trump must stop being Trump to survive

    U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in July in Germany. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Donald Trump’s supporters have a new rallying cry in defence of the American president: “Let Trump be Trump!” I am a U.S.-born linguist, an expert in Caucasian languages and also politics, and someone who...

    Countdown To War On Venezuela
    Jul30

    Countdown To War On Venezuela

    On Sunday Venezuela will hold an general election of participants of a constitutional assembly. Half of the representatives will be elected from regular electoral districts. The other half will be elected from and by eight special constituencies like “workers”, “farmers”, “employers”, etc. The second part may...

    Watch List Findings: July 29, 2017
    Jul29

    Watch List Findings: July 29, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Captive Nations Report 2017: Crimea and Donbas
    Jul28

    Captive Nations Report 2017: Crimea and Donbas

    It’s been three years since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea. I will divide my remarks into three brief sections: first discussing the case of Ilmi Umerov, which has been an ongoing trial this year. Second, I want to explain the ramifications of Russian occupation in Crimea this year from a legal standpoint, and show you that the people of...

    Wallenberg Family Sues for Access to KGB Files
    Jul28

    Wallenberg Family Sues for Access to KGB Files

    The truth about the disappearance and death of the heroic Swedish diplomat is shrouded in bureaucratic fog. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Kadyrov Ally Embroiled in Bank Scandal
    Jul28

    Kadyrov Ally Embroiled in Bank Scandal

    Speaker of parliament allegedly threatened Sberbank’s Chechen head, who is under suspicion of running a gigantic fraud scheme. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Axis of the Sanctioned
    Jul28

    The Axis of the Sanctioned

    By Jacob L. Shapiro Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity was doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. In January 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush famously declared Iraq, Iran and North Korea the axis of evil in his State of the Union speech. This week, with the passage of a bill to impose expanded sanctions...

    25% of the new Supreme Court judges received negative assessments
    Jul28

    25% of the new Supreme Court judges received negative assessments

    The results of Ukraine’s first competition for Supreme Court judges are in. While some appointments are certainly welcome, like that of human rights lawyer Arkadiy Bushchenko, others, like the judge who sentenced Volodymyr Panasenko to life imprisonment for a crime nobody believed he had committed, are immensely frustrating. …read...

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