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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Ukrainian police violently dispersed protesters without any court order
      Mar07

      Ukrainian police violently dispersed protesters without any court order

      It is becoming increasingly clear that there was no legal justification for the dispersal of a tent camp of protesters from outside the Verkhovna Rada on 3 March and the detaining of over 100 activists. The Head of the Human Rights Ombudsperson’s Secretariat also reports that the nature of the bodily injuries sustained during the dispersal...

      Ukraine carries out Russian-style raid of Islamic Cultural Centre
      Mar07

      Ukraine carries out Russian-style raid of Islamic Cultural Centre

      Said Ismagilov, Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine, has accused Ukraine’s enforcement bodies of multiple infringements during an early-morning search of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Kyiv. Ukraine is using methods, he says, which are disturbingly similar to those applied in Russian-occupied Crimea …read more...

      Russia condemned for launching ‘machine of wholesale persecution’ in occupied Crimea
      Mar06

      Russia condemned for launching ‘machine of wholesale persecution’ in occupied Crimea

      On the eve of his 47th birthday, his third in Russian captivity, Crimean Tatar father of four, Muslim Aliev has been declared a political prisoner, together with five other Crimean Muslims, now on trial in Russia. The renowned Memorial Human Rights Centre has given a devastating analysis of the charges Aliev, human rights activist Emir-Usein...

      Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target
      Mar06

      Ukraine: the perennial disinformation target

      Four years have passed since the protests and subsequent violence on Maidan square in Kyiv, and also another anniversary is soon upon us; that of the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. It is therefore no surprise that we see a focus on these events in pro-Kremlin disinformation this week: anniversaries are often used as a hook to reinforce...

      Ukraine Police accused of attacks on journalists leaving one hospitalized
      Mar06

      Ukraine Police accused of attacks on journalists leaving one hospitalized

      One journalist was hospitalized with chemical burns after the dispersal on March 3 by Ukraine’s ‘new police’ of the protest camps outside parliament. Two other members of the press also complain of ill-treatment from officers in helmets, who they say were not wearing any insignia to enable individual identification. . …read more...

      Stalin’s Legacy: Son Of An ’Enemy Of The People’ Vows He’ll Never Forget
      Mar06

      Stalin’s Legacy: Son Of An ’Enemy Of The People’ Vows He’ll Never Forget

      Every Wednesday, Aleksei Nesterenko stands outside building No. 23 on Moscow’s Nikolskaya Street, in which his father was executed during the Terror, with a sign calling for it to be turned into a branch of the city’s GULAG museum …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Yanukovych switches story about letter Putin used to justify Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
      Mar06

      Yanukovych switches story about letter Putin used to justify Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

      Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was pulled out of Russian hiding on March 2 for a press conference seemingly aimed at denying that he had ‘really’ asked for Russian troops to be sent into Ukraine. His rather confused denial follows the about-face by Russia regarding this same letter which was used quite unambiguously back in...

      Russian Historian Accused Of ’Religious Hatred’ Over Account Of Solovki Gulag
      Feb12

      Russian Historian Accused Of ’Religious Hatred’ Over Account Of Solovki Gulag

      Historian Yury Brodsky sees the far northern Solovki Archipelago as a kaleidoscopic microcosm of Russia. That diversity, Brodsky says, is now in danger from the Russian Orthodox Church, supported by the state, which is trying to transform it into a monoculture, literally and figuratively whitewashing the islands and their significance....

      Trial begins of two C14 far-right activists accused of killing controversial journalist Oles Buzyna
      Feb12

      Trial begins of two C14 far-right activists accused of killing controversial journalist Oles Buzyna

      Almost three years after Ukrainian journalist Oles Buzyna was shot dead near his home in Kyiv, two men have gone on trial, charged with his murder. If Buzyna was a highly controversial figure, so too is ‘C 14′, the far-right organization that the suspects – Andriy Medvedko and Denis Polishchuk – are linked with. …read more Source:...

      Independent probe into arrest & death of 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran amid persecution of men who were helping her
      Feb12

      Independent probe into arrest & death of 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran amid persecution of men who were helping her

      When a case that began with the arrest and death of an 83-year-old veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement seems to have hit rock bottom, Russia’s FSB proves it can sink even lower. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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