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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Chilling attack on civic journalist reporting human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea
      Mar23

      Chilling attack on civic journalist reporting human rights abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

      Nariman Memedeminov has been arrested on spurious ‘terrorism’ charges concocted over YouTube videos posted back in 2012. This is a flagrant attack on civic journalists who in conditions of Russian censorship and control of the media provide vital information about human rights violations …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

      Crucial EU Initiative that Outs Kremlin Lies Under Fire
      Mar22

      Crucial EU Initiative that Outs Kremlin Lies Under Fire

      A crucial program that identifies Kremlin methods of disinformation has come under attack. Alarmingly, one of the key accusations is that its activities constitute an attempt to restrict freedom of speech. The situation could not be more absurd. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine refuses asylum to a Tatar facing certain persecution in Russia for his faith
      Mar21

      Ukraine refuses asylum to a Tatar facing certain persecution in Russia for his faith

      Ukraine’s Migration Service has turned down Ildar Valiev’s application for asylum, even though he could face imprisonment in Russia on charges identical to those which Russia is using to illegally imprison Ukrainian Muslims in Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Tatar political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz & a schoolboy’s letter that gave him strength to fight on
      Mar21

      Crimean Tatar political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz & a schoolboy’s letter that gave him strength to fight on

      Just how much our letters mean to Ukrainians held in Russian captivity became movingly clear during a very special meeting on 19 March between former political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz and 14-year-old Bohdan Fenechok. “Where is my friend?”, Chiygoz asked, after entering a classroom in Lviv. Bohdan stepped forward and the two embraced (see the...

      Russia expands its children’s army in occupied Crimea
      Mar20

      Russia expands its children’s army in occupied Crimea

      200 very young Sevastopol schoolchildren have been ‘sworn in’ to the Russian Defence Ministry’s ‘Youth Army’ [Yunarmia], a formation which has been likened to Hitlerjugend and other “formations in which young people became tools of totalitarian regimes in Europe” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine Should Remove “Stringent” Disclosure Law on Civil Society
      Mar20

      Ukraine Should Remove “Stringent” Disclosure Law on Civil Society

      Civil society in Ukraine and the international community must continue to emphasize that the current law and the pending legislation could directly undermine freedom of association and ultimately Ukrainian democracy. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean political prisoner declares hunger strike amid unrelenting persecution for pro-Ukrainian stand
      Mar20

      Crimean political prisoner declares hunger strike amid unrelenting persecution for pro-Ukrainian stand

      Volodymyr Balukh has declared an indefinite hunger strike in protest at the three and a half year sentence on grossly falsified charges imposed by a ‘court’ in Russian-occupied Crimea …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Tatars boycott illegal Russian elections despite likely persecution in retaliation
      Mar19

      Crimean Tatars boycott illegal Russian elections despite likely persecution in retaliation

      Photographs from Crimean polling stations on 18 March do not tally with official reports, and certainly the vast majority of Crimean Tatars seem to have boycotted the event. This is despite four years bitter experience of the repressive measures they are likely to face for their courageous resistance. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

      Shameful Putin ‘Election’ Farce Legitimized by the OSCE
      Mar19

      Shameful Putin ‘Election’ Farce Legitimized by the OSCE

      What will the OSCE say at their 19 March press conference in Moscow after agreeing to observe a ‘presidential election’ in which the main opposition candidate had been prevented from running, and which was being illegally held in occupied Crimea?. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia uses loyal ‘observers’ and repression for illegal elections in occupied Crimea
      Mar16

      Russia uses loyal ‘observers’ and repression for illegal elections in occupied Crimea

      As expected, Russia has invited unwavering supporters from different countries to act as supposed ‘observers’ of the presidential elections which it is illegally holding in occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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