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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Four years on and only one real sentence for crimes against Maidan
      Nov22

      Four years on and only one real sentence for crimes against Maidan

      On the fourth anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, or Euromaidan, only one person is serving an actual prison sentence for crimes against Maidan activists, and President Petro Poroshenko seems poised to sign a disastrous bill which could force the termination of most Maidan investigations. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      Here’s One Way Ukraine Can Hold Russia Accountable Now
      Nov20

      Here’s One Way Ukraine Can Hold Russia Accountable Now

      Several events in the last few months have shifted the terrain for Ukraine’s internally displaced persons in positive ways, providing new avenues for political and legal justice for Ukraine’s 1.6 million IDPs …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Belarus arrests Ukrainian Radio journalist probing abduction to Russia of 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb
      Nov20

      Belarus arrests Ukrainian Radio journalist probing abduction to Russia of 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb

      Belarus’s KGB (security service) has detained Pavlo Sharoiko, Ukrainian Radio’s correspondent in Minsk, reportedly accusing him of ‘spying’. Virtually no information is available about the arrest which comes in the wake of tension in relations between Ukraine and Belarus following the Russian FSB’s abduction from Belarus...

      Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search
      Nov17

      Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search

      The whereabouts are unknown of Mustafa Mustafaev who was taken away by the armed and masked men who burst into the home he shares with his wife, a teacher of Crimean Tatar, and their sons. Crimean Tatar activists also report the worrying shots fired at a Crimean Tatar man’s home and view it as another form of intimidation. …read more...

      Russia-controlled court in Crimea takes 5 minutes to jail Ukrainian academic for 5 years
      Nov17

      Russia-controlled court in Crimea takes 5 minutes to jail Ukrainian academic for 5 years

      A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced internationally-known academic Dmytro Shtyblikov to five years’ maximum security imprisonment on wildly implausible ‘sabotage’ charges. Shtyblikov had been prevented from seeing an independent lawyer for over a year, and there are very strong grounds for believing that physical or...

      Putin ‘supports’ large-scale exchange of hostages held in Donbas
      Nov16

      Putin ‘supports’ large-scale exchange of hostages held in Donbas

      It remains to be seen whether reports from Moscow of ‘support’ for an exchange of prisoners signify movement or imitation of progress. Families who have been waiting 1,000 days or longer for the men’s return have had their hopes dashed too often before and many of the hostages are facing their second or third cold and hungry winter in...

      Russian Justice Ministry Warns RFE/RL As Duma Passes New Media Restrictions
      Nov16

      Russian Justice Ministry Warns RFE/RL As Duma Passes New Media Restrictions

      Russia’s lower house of parliament has unanimously approved legislation that would authorize the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from abroad as “foreign agents.” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau faces immediate paralysis if Poroshenko signs dangerous bill
      Nov16

      Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau faces immediate paralysis if Poroshenko signs dangerous bill

      The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine [NABU] predicts that its work will be totally paralyzed already in November if President Petro Poroshenko signs the Law on Judicial Reform in its present form …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia to police history textbooks for ‘correct’ position on events in Ukraine & especially Crimea
      Nov16

      Russia to police history textbooks for ‘correct’ position on events in Ukraine & especially Crimea

      Russia’s Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) has issued instructions to check out history textbooks for their coverage of events in Ukraine in 2013-14, with the main concern being Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea, which Moscow calls ‘the reunification of Crimea’. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      Human Rights Watch: Persecution of Crimean Tatars intensifies
      Nov15

      Human Rights Watch: Persecution of Crimean Tatars intensifies

      Human Rights Watch has issued a hard-hitting report in which it states that Russia is intensifying persecution of Crimean Tatars “with the apparent goal of completely silencing dissent on the peninsula. It has finally devoted detailed attention to the increasing persecution of Crimean Muslims on concocted ‘terrorism’ or ‘extremism’...

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