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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine
      Nov08

      Deutsche Welle ‘satire’ seems to dispute Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine

      Germany’s public broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s first satirical clip in a new series has aroused anger among many Ukrainians. The humour for a country which has seen such huge human loss since early 2014 seems at very least questionable, and many feel the first ‘Zapovednik’ clip places in question Russia’s military...

      Desperate plea from Ukrainian prisoner who attempted suicide over plans to take him to Russia
      Nov07

      Desperate plea from Ukrainian prisoner who attempted suicide over plans to take him to Russia

      Andriy Lugin, one of at least two Crimean prisoners who have slashed their throats in protest at being taken against their will to Russia, has addressed an open appeal to the Ukrainian government and international community on behalf of all Ukrainian prisoners whom Russia is illegally foisting its citizenship upon. …read more Source:...

      New surreal confessions from Ukrainian ‘SBU agent’ seized by Russia backed Donbas militants
      Nov07

      New surreal confessions from Ukrainian ‘SBU agent’ seized by Russia backed Donbas militants

      Oleksandr Polishchuk’s ‘confessions’ on video would elicit humour were it not for the regular reports of unnamed ‘spies’ and ‘saboteurs’ being sentenced to up to 22 years” imprisonment. DPR leader Oleksandr Zakharchenko has also recently suggested that people he called ‘spies’ might simply be shot. …read...

      FSB use power outage as pretext to detain Crimean Tatars
      Nov06

      FSB use power outage as pretext to detain Crimean Tatars

      Several Crimean Tatars are known to have been illegally detained, including the brother of imprisoned human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Sakharov Prize for Courage Awarded to Jailed Russian Writer of banned “Crimea is Ukraine” text
      Nov06

      Sakharov Prize for Courage Awarded to Jailed Russian Writer of banned “Crimea is Ukraine” text

      Boris Stomakhin, a Russian writer serving a six-year prison sentence in Russia for supposed ‘extremism’ has been honoured ‘For Courage’ by the Andrei Sakharov Committee on Journalism as an Act of Courage. The Committee, posted Stomakhin’s 2014 article ‘Crimea is Ukraine’ in full. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      Eyewitnesses Ponder Real Reasons Behind Raid On Kyiv Nightclub, Question Excessive Force
      Nov06

      Eyewitnesses Ponder Real Reasons Behind Raid On Kyiv Nightclub, Question Excessive Force

      Eyewitnesses and human rights advocates say Ukrainian authorities used excessive force when they arrested 17 young clubgoers for drug possession and detained 32 others they described as draft dodgers in an early morning raid on a popular Kyiv nightclub. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine
      Nov03

      Pragmatism Prevails over Populism in Ukraine

      Successful politics is about getting things done. By that standard, October was a successful month. Not only did the government pass sweeping healthcare reform, pension reform, and judiciary reform, it also staved off populist protests. In short, pragmatism prevailed over populism. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan
      Nov03

      Ukraine refuses to free journalist & asylum seeker facing persecution in Kazakhstan

      It was because of Zhanara Akhmet’s criticism of the Kazakhstani regime that she faced prosecution in her own country and sought asylum in Ukraine, together with her small child. That alone should have precluded her initial detention, but did not, and now a second court has rejected the application from an MP and prominent human rights...

      Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”
      Nov03

      Abducted & tortured Crimean Tatar: “If I don’t speak out, they’ll come for others”

      We cannot know how many Ukrainians the FSB have abducted and tortured in Russian-occupied Crimea to extract ‘confessions’ to non-existent crimes, however Renat Paralamov hopes that his refusal to remain silent can help prevent the number becoming even higher. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas
      Nov03

      Russians persecuted and jailed for fighting for Ukraine in Donbas

      One Russian has been jailed for over three years, and another, extradited from Tajikistan, is about to be put on trial in Russia for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of Ukraine. The FSB and Russian courts treat anybody supporting Ukraine as a ‘mercenary’, while notorious mercenary Arseny Pavlov [‘Motorola’] and other...

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