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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask
      May17

      Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask

      Roman Roslovtsev has been jailed for 20 days for taking a walk in a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years under new draconian anti-protest legislation. The brave young Russian is in fact challenging the authorities to prosecute to demonstrate the repressive insanity of the new law....

      KHPG Statement on the Events Linked with the ‘Myrotvorets’ Site
      May17

      KHPG Statement on the Events Linked with the ‘Myrotvorets’ Site

      The publication on the Myrotvorets site of information about people who had received ‘accreditation from the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR] aroused heated debate in Ukraine regarding the legitimacy of the move and the invasion into the privacy of the people whose information was posted …read more Source: Kharkiv...

      Russia to prohibit citizens from leaving the country in draconian anti-protest law
      May16

      Russia to prohibit citizens from leaving the country in draconian anti-protest law

      25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia looks set to pass a bill which will effectively lower the Iron Curtain again, and enable the authorities to prevent dissidents from leaving the country …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      A Voice in Europe for the Crimean Tatars as Unrelenting Terror Continues
      May14

      A Voice in Europe for the Crimean Tatars as Unrelenting Terror Continues

      It is not surprising that Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians are so eager for the world to hear and support Jamala. The Crimean Tatar jazz singer has become a voice not only for the victims of the 1944 Deportation at the Eurovision Finals on 14 May, but also for Crimean Tatars under Russian occupation who are once again facing persecution in...

      How the BBC tried to stop me from writing about Russia’s campaign against the Crimean Tatars
      May14

      How the BBC tried to stop me from writing about Russia’s campaign against the Crimean Tatars

      Tonight’s Eurovision is not just a light-hearted singing contest. It is one of the only chances the Crimean Tatars have to tell the world about Russia’s continuing efforts to wipe out all traces of them …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukrainian blogger gets long sentence for expressing contentious views
      May13

      Ukrainian blogger gets long sentence for expressing contentious views

      Ruslan Kotsaba, a controversial Ivano-Frankivsk journalist and blogger, has been convicted of obstructing the legitimate activities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces by producing a video in which he set out his opposition to mobilization. The Ivano-Frankivsk court did, however, acquit him of the more serious, and absurd, charge of ‘state...

      Stalinist Echoes in New Armed Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea
      May13

      Stalinist Echoes in New Armed Arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea

      Four more Crimean Tatars have been arrested and could face long terms of imprisonment on trumped-up ‘terrorism’ charges following the latest offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
      May13

      Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access to RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

      Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s Crimea news website, Krym.Realii. Web users in Ukraine, Russia, and Russia-annexed Crimea complained on May 12 that the site was inaccessible. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Tatar Mejlis Leader Arrested on ‘Extremism’ Charges
      May12

      Crimean Tatar Mejlis Leader Arrested on ‘Extremism’ Charges

      Ilmi Umerov, the Deputy Head of the Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar representative assembly, has been arrested by the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea on charges of ‘making public calls encroaching upon Russia’s territorial integrity’. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Outrage as Anti-Militant Website Publishes List of Journalists Working in Donbas
      May12

      Outrage as Anti-Militant Website Publishes List of Journalists Working in Donbas

      Ukrainian and foreign journalists are demanding that the controversial website Myrotvorets removes a list of journalists who have received ‘accreditation’ for work in areas under Kremlin-backed militant control. Accreditation in no way suggests support for the militants and many of these journalists have ensured publication of vital...

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