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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Russia turns to abduction & torture to try to discredit the Crimean Tatar Mejlis
      May23

      Russia turns to abduction & torture to try to discredit the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

      Oleksandr Steshenko, the young Ukrainian who disappeared after being seized by the FSB in occupied Crimea, has been shown on Russian television ‘confessing’ to involvement in an ‘extremist group’ supposedly created by the Head of the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people. This alleged ‘plot’ has been made...

      Crimean Tatar Civic Activists arrested in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity
      May22

      Crimean Tatar Civic Activists arrested in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity

      Russia has carried out new armed searches and arrests in occupied Crimea, with one of the targets Server Mustafaev, a highly-respected civic activist and coordinator of the Crimea Solidarity movement. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russian prosecuted for posting that USSR invaded Poland in 1939 denied asylum in Czech Republic
      May22

      Russian prosecuted for posting that USSR invaded Poland in 1939 denied asylum in Czech Republic

      The Czech authorities have found no grounds for giving Vladimir Luzgin political asylum, and say that they cannot “get into a discussion about historical facts”. No ‘discussion’ is, in fact, required, since 38-year-old Luzgin was prosecuted in Russia for reposting a text that quite correctly states that both Nazi Germany and the Soviet...

      On the arrest of RIANovosti journalist Kiril Vyshynsky & the defence of “alternative news” in Ukraine
      May21

      On the arrest of RIANovosti journalist Kiril Vyshynsky & the defence of “alternative news” in Ukraine

      There has been a startling divergence in the reaction to the arrest of RIA Novosti Ukraine’s General Director Kirill Vyshynsky and the search of the agency’s offices. Prominent Ukrainians known for their opposition to censorship in any form stress only that the charges must be fully proven, while a number of western media watchdogs...

      May 18, 2018 – the 74th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people
      May19

      May 18, 2018 – the 74th anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people

      No honest man can be reconciled with what is happening in the territories occupied by Russia. Whatever ethnicity we are and to what religion we belong to, but today we are Crimean Tatars by blood, which flows from the veins. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Tatars Detained for Honouring the Victims of the Deportation
      May18

      Crimean Tatars Detained for Honouring the Victims of the Deportation

      Repressive measures under Russian occupation on the anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people began early this year with the detention on the evening of 17 May of around 20 young people taking part in the traditional youth action ‘Light a flame in your heart’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      The Only Way to Improve Ukraine’s Courts
      May18

      The Only Way to Improve Ukraine’s Courts

      Right now, not only the future of anticorruption and judicial reforms is at stake. All the country’s other successes depend on whether we get the anticorruption court right this time …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      No World Cup as usual as Oleg Sentsov lays his life on the line, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners
      May17

      No World Cup as usual as Oleg Sentsov lays his life on the line, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners

      Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov has declared an indefinite hunger strike with his sole demand being the release of all the Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia. It seems he has been planning this move for the last month and a half and he told his lawyer: “If I die before or during the World Cup, there will be...

      Crimean Tatar who sued Putin over annexation of Crimea ‘deported’ to Uzbekistan
      May17

      Crimean Tatar who sued Putin over annexation of Crimea ‘deported’ to Uzbekistan

      Russia has sent Crimean Tatar Nedim Khalilov against his will to Uzbekistan after illegally taking him from his Crimean home and holding him in a ‘centre for foreigners’ in Russia for 18 months. This cynical deportation of a 58-year-old who has no links with Uzbekistan can be viewed as reprisal for Khalilov’s attempt to bring legal...

      Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online (UPDATED)
      May16

      Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online (UPDATED)

      53 international and Russian human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations, strongly condemn the attempts by the Russian Federation to block the Internet messaging service Telegram. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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