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    Two Injured in Explosion in Central Kiev
    Aug25

    Two Injured in Explosion in Central Kiev

    Reuters. …read more Source: World Affairs...

    Ukraine’s Independence Day in Russian-occupied Crimea: “You feel the difference between freedom and non-freedom”
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Independence Day in Russian-occupied Crimea: “You feel the difference between freedom and non-freedom”

    ‘Only’ two Ukrainian activists were detained in Russian-occupied Crimea on Ukraine’s Independence Day. That, however, was probably because most Ukrainians celebrated the day with family and friends. As one Ukrainian put it, coming out to any kind of event could cost you your liberty. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Russian court rejects Siemens’ plea to seize its turbines in Crimea
    Aug21

    Russian court rejects Siemens’ plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

    A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court’s ruling showed on Sunday (20 August). …read more Source:...

    Russia deploys armed police to stop Crimean Tatar remembrance gathering
    Aug21

    Russia deploys armed police to stop Crimean Tatar remembrance gathering

    In typically heavy-handed measures on August 20, armed and often masked enforcement officers prevented an entirely peaceful gathering dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of protests in Moscow that showed how well-organized and courageous Crimean Tatars could be in upholding their right to live in their homeland, and first truly alerted the...

    Russia again flouts European Court to hide Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev
    Aug21

    Russia again flouts European Court to hide Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev

    Ruslan Zeytullaev has, fortunately, ended the hunger strike declared in protest at his increased sentence and the persecution of the Crimean Tatar people, but for a worrying reason. The 31-year-old Crimean Tatar, whose release has been demanded by European bodies as well as human rights NGO’s is being sent thousands of kilometres from his...

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient
    Aug20

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 564, August 20, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Despite Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s charisma as a politician, he has failed to promote stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East due to his maximalist ideas. Erdoğan’s negligent...

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov
    Aug20

    Cowardly final brutality as Russia releases jailed 76-year-old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov

    Server Karametov, the frail, seriously ill, and courageous pensioner whom a court in Russian-occupied Crimea jailed for peaceful protest, was released on Saturday evening after 10 days’ imprisonment. It had seemed that the occupation regime could sink no lower, yet it found a way. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative
    Aug20

    A Spark in the Dark – Scottish Limited Partnerships and the UK Government’s Faltering Transparency Initiative

    The government recently announced new legislation to reveal the beneficial owners of Scottish Limited eartnerships. But this has done little to shed light on the people controlling them. In June 2017, Bellingcat and Transparency International published a joint-report into Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) and their increasing rise in...

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 2017
    Aug19

    Watch List Findings: Aug. 19, 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...

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option
    Aug19

    When Neutrality Isn’t an Option

    The new US sanctions against Russia overwhelmingly passed Congress. But in parts of Europe, they are far less popular. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel last week called them “more than problematic.” In diplomatese, that means the Germans oppose them. The Association of European Businesses, a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of European...

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