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      Ukrainian Detainee in Russia Urgently Needs Medical Help

      Expand Pavlo Hryb during his court hearing in Rostov-On-Don, July 23, 2018. © 2018 Irina Romaliyskaya Pavlo Hryb’s ordeal began in January 2017, when he struck up an online friendship with Tatiana, then a 17-year-old from Sochi. Their friendship – which appeared to blossom into a romance – would eventually lead the 20-year-old Ukrainian man...

      Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

      Expand German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7 2017. © 2017 REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld, Pool (Berlin) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights issues when she meets with Russian President Vladimir...

      Myths and Realities About Incendiary Weapons

      Related Content Download the full report Incendiary weapons are among the cruelest weapons used in contemporary armed conflict. These weapons, which produce heat and fire through the chemical reaction of a flammable substance, cause excruciating burns and destroy homes and other civilian structures. They are regulated by Protocol III to the...

      Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event

      Expand Kyiv police waiting outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. Kyiv, Ukraine. May 10, 2018. © Tanya Cooper/Human Rights Watch (Kyiv) – Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv about LGBTI rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite...

      Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Campaigners Face Prison

      Ukraine’s activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison. In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part because of their advocacy, state...

      Ukraine: Justice Needed for Former Secret Prison Detainees

      (Kyiv) – Victims of arbitrary detention in government-controlled secret prisons in eastern Ukraine face new, serious obstacles to justice, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. At least five detainees held in secret facilities run by Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) in 2015 and 2016 filed complaints against the...

      Ukraine Should Drop Law That Hampers Activists’ Work

      Expand Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko speaks during a joint news conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following the EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev, Ukraine, July 13, 2017. © 2017 Reuters On March 11-12 the European Union’s top diplomat will visit Kyiv. This is an...

      Crimea is a Black Hole for Human Rights

      Expand OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic, at the Permanent Council in Vienna, 16 January 2014. © 2014 OSCE/Micky Kroell The election of Dunja Mijatović as the new Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights is great news for human rights. Dunja Mijatović served as a special representative on media freedoms with the...

      Ukraine Should Drop Bills Which Hamper Activists’ Work

      Expand Lawmakers attend a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine December 21, 2017. © 2017 Reuters A package of draft laws presented by the administration of Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has lingered since the summer on the desks of Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Part of this package would annul a senseless legal provision...

      Ukraine: Failing Its Human Rights Commitments

      Expand Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk arrive for a joint news conference following the EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev, Ukraine, July 13, 2017. © 2017 REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (Kyiv) – Ukrainian authorities backtracked on important human rights pledges...

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