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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Russia’s TV: Russia praised as a “global power” and warnings about the revolution
      Nov02

      Russia’s TV: Russia praised as a “global power” and warnings about the revolution

      EU vs Disinfo’s weekly summary of the main topics on Russia’s most watched TV news channels …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Prison staff steal all food from Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev
      Nov02

      Prison staff steal all food from Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev

      Ruslan is being held in a notorious prison in Bashkiria and asks people to keep writing to him and to other political prisoners. The letters give them moral support, show them that they’re not forgotten. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Lithuanian citizen sentenced for praising Stalin while Russia rehabilitates the dictator
      Nov01

      Lithuanian citizen sentenced for praising Stalin while Russia rehabilitates the dictator

      A court in Vilnius has sentenced Yuri Subbotin, a Lithuanian citizen of Russian descent, to 14 months’ restricted liberty for at least one post in which he praised Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime. The norm in Lithuania is similar to one of Ukraine’s decommunization laws, however the penalties are much less severe...

      Beating up Crimean Tatar activists is OK in occupied Crimea, demonstrating contempt for the assailants a ’crime’
      Nov01

      Beating up Crimean Tatar activists is OK in occupied Crimea, demonstrating contempt for the assailants a ’crime’

      24-year-old Shevket Razzakov is facing criminal charges in Russian-occupied Crimea for spitting at a Russian National Guard sniper during the armed search of another Crimean Tatar. None of the officers involved in beating up peaceful activists and hospitalizing one of them during the events that day is under investigation. …read more...

      Russian ‘Donetsk republic’ propagandist seized – or killed – in Donbas after speaking too freely
      Oct31

      Russian ‘Donetsk republic’ propagandist seized – or killed – in Donbas after speaking too freely

      While media reports of Roman Manekin’s brutal murder remain unconfirmed, there seems no doubt that the prominent Russian journalist and propagandist for the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] was taken prisoner shortly after strong criticism of at least one of the ‘DPR’ leaders. There are also reports that the...

      How to End the War in Eastern Ukraine
      Oct31

      How to End the War in Eastern Ukraine

      The recent US debate about Russia has focused mainly on Moscow’s disinformation, propaganda, and interference in our elections. But Russia’s aggression against Ukraine remains the original sin and the biggest threat. It’s not just Ukraine’s survival as an independent, democratic state that is on the line, but the future of...

      Released Crimean Tatar leader: No ‘liberation’ while my people, my land are not free
      Oct30

      Released Crimean Tatar leader: No ‘liberation’ while my people, my land are not free

      There was a sense of Soviet déjà vu in the release of Crimean Tatar leaders Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, seen in the secrecy with which the special operation was carried out and in the use of a third country. Déjà vu also since just as in the USSR, the number of political prisoners who remain incarcerated is large and on the increase, with...

      Luhansk militants sentence 2 young football fans to 17 & 13 years for ’spying for Ukraine’
      Oct30

      Luhansk militants sentence 2 young football fans to 17 & 13 years for ’spying for Ukraine’

      Two young football fans seized by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR] in October 2016 have been ‘sentenced’ to 17 and 13 years. 21-year-old Vlad Ovcharenko and 20-year-old Artem Akhmerov were accused of spying for Ukraine over protests against the ‘LPR flag’, photos with the national flag...

      The High Stakes of Ukraine’s Reform Struggle
      Oct27

      The High Stakes of Ukraine’s Reform Struggle

      It is easy to despair about Ukraine ever reforming and becoming a normal European state. Nevertheless, such despair would be a mistaken response to the flood of stories depicting obstructions to reform—even if they are true. While anyone who has dealt with Ukraine in the last twenty-five years has experienced the frustrations of trying to achieve...

      Remember Sandarmokh & the Historian of the Terror Imprisoned in Putin’s Russia

      On the 80th anniversary of the killing by quota at Sandarmokh of 1,111 Ukrainian, Russian and other Solovki prisoners, Russian writer Ludmilla Ulitskaya has issued a strong warning to the prosecutor and judge in the fabricated trial of historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev. They risk their children being ashamed of them, and suffering “just as do...

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