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      Ukraine: Investigate Journalist’s Killing

      (Kyiv) – Ukrainian authorities should ensure an effective and impartial investigation into the killing of Vadym Komarov, an investigative journalist who died in Kyiv on June 20, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. Komarov had severe head injuries from an attack by an unidentified assailant on May 4, 2019. Komarov, 58, lived and worked in...

      Ukraine: Pension Issues, Crossing Conditions

      Expand An older man with a disability sits on an old luggage cart preparing to cross the Stanitsa Luhanska border point in Eastern Ukraine. With wheelchairs rarely available, older people and others with mobility disabilities may resort to crossing by carts or sleds pushed by strangers, for a fee. April 6, 2018. © 2018 John Wendle for Human...

      Ukraine: Discrimination against War-Zone Pensioners

      Each month, about one million people cross through checkpoints like Stanytsia Luhanska in east Ukraine. More than half are older people traveling into areas under Ukrainian control to collect social benefit payments. Between January and early April, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), at least 19 people...

      Video: Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges

      (Berlin, July 12, 2019) – Russian authorities have brought unfounded terrorism charges against 24 Crimean Tatars, 20 of whom were arrested during heavily armed raids on their homes in the spring of this year, Human Rights Watch said today. Security officers tortured four of the men, denied lawyers access to search sites, planted evidence, and...

      Crimean Tatars Face Unfounded Terrorism Charges

      Expand Crimean Tatar activists protest politically motivated arrests of terrorism charges in Moscow’s Red Square on July 10, 2019, with posters saying “The Fight with Terrorism in Crimea is a Fight against Dissent”; “Stop Ethnic and Religious Repression in Crimea”; and “Our Children Aren’t Terrorists.” © 2019 Alexandra Krylenkova...

      Crimea: Imprisoned Activist Urgently Needs Hospital Care

      Expand Edem Bekirov in court. © 2019 Anton Naumluk (Kyiv) – A Crimean Tatar activist who has been in pretrial detention for almost eight months is very ill and needs urgent expert medical attention, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian officials in Crimea should immediately transfer the activist, Edem Bekirov, 58, to a hospital for …read...

      Ukrainian Court Penalizes News Outlet for Calling Far-Right Group ‘Neo-Nazi’

      Expand Members of the C14 far right group, some of them wearing balaclavas, march toward an Russian orthodox church in Kiev, Ukraine. (File photo, April 20, 2018) © AP Photo/Felipe Dana A court in Kyiv ruled in favor of a Ukrainian far-right nationalist group, C14, in its defamation suit against the internet TV station …read more Source:...

      Lesbians Held Conference in Kyiv Despite Counter Protests

      Expand Participants at the European Lesbian Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, prepare for a group photo, April 13, 2019. © 2019 Human Rights Watch When the organizers of the second European Lesbian Conference chose Kyiv as the host city, they weighed the importance of visibility and solidarity against the inevitable security risks. I boarded the plane...

      Making Life a Little Easier on Ukraine’s Front Lines

      November 29, 2018Video Ukraine: Barriers to Free Movement for Older People Older people who need to travel between the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine and government-controlled areas face arbitrary obstacles, including risks to their …read more Source: Human Rights...

      Ukraine: Escalating Pressure on Crimean Tatars

      Expand Law enforcement officials during the search in Emil Kurbedinov’s office, Bakhchysarai, Crimea, January 26, 2017. © 2017 Anton Naumlyik (RFE/RL) (Berlin) – Russia’s arrest on March 27 and 28, 2019 of 23 Crimean Tatar activists was an unprecedented move to intensify pressure on a group largely critical of Russia’s...

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