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      Dramatic Acquittals in Trial over Odesa 2 May 2014 Riots
      Sep21

      Dramatic Acquittals in Trial over Odesa 2 May 2014 Riots

      There were violent scenes in Odesa on Monday evening following the sensational acquittal of 20 pro-Russian activists who had been charged over the fatal disturbances in Odesa on May 2, 2014. The outrage from some quarters, and the prosecutor’s stated intention to appeal the ruling cannot hide the brutal truth that a guilty verdict, given...

      Court in occupied Crimea demands 3-year suspended sentence for journalist over criticism of Russia’s annexation
      Sep21

      Court in occupied Crimea demands 3-year suspended sentence for journalist over criticism of Russia’s annexation

      The prosecution in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded a three-year suspended sentence for Mykola Semena, the 67-year-old journalist on trial for expressing his opinion – and the position of international treaties which Russia remains a party to. De facto prosecutor Svetlana Petrovna Budinskaya also proposed to ban Semena from engaging in...

      Human rights in the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine along the delimitation line and in so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic (2017)
      Sep21

      Human rights in the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine along the delimitation line and in so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic (2017)

      Human rights in the territory controlled by the Government of Ukraine along the delimitation line human rights on so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic, main problems in investigation of grave HR violation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia’s Peacekeeping Proposal in Ukraine Is a Sham
      Sep18

      Russia’s Peacekeeping Proposal in Ukraine Is a Sham

      Russia has introduced a United Nations draft resolution for peacekeepers in Ukraine amid acclaim by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and the chairman of the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia bans Crimean Tatar Football Match in Occupied Crimea, yet allowed to host 2018 World Cup
      Sep18

      Russia bans Crimean Tatar Football Match in Occupied Crimea, yet allowed to host 2018 World Cup

      Police controlled by the country which is hosting the World Football Cup in 2018 banned young Crimean Tatars from holding a football match on September 16, and forced them to remove the Crimean Tatar flag. The match which had already begun was not allowed to continue, and three people were taken aside for ‘questioning’, including the...

      Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor
      Sep15

      Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

      Over ten Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov have been detained in Simferopol after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
      Sep15

      In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

      A book highlighting different types of families, including one headed by a lesbian couple, has been pulled from a large book fair in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv over fears of possible violence. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
      Sep15

      In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

      A book highlighting different types of families, including one headed by a lesbian couple, has been pulled from a large book fair in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv over fears of possible violence. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Abducted Crimean Tatar beaten, tortured and abandoned after ‘voluntarily’ entering FSB office
      Sep15

      Abducted Crimean Tatar beaten, tortured and abandoned after ‘voluntarily’ entering FSB office

      It took the FSB in Russian-occupied Crimea over 24 hours to admit that Renat Paralamov had been in their offices, and then they came up with the surreal claim that he had ‘voluntarily’ returned there after being released on Wednesday afternoon. They have given no explanation for the brutal torture, including beatings and electric shocks,...

      New law on judicial reform could return Ukraine to secretive court proceedings
      Sep15

      New law on judicial reform could return Ukraine to secretive court proceedings

      The changes, proposed by President Poroshenko, would be a serious step backwards away from the greater court transparency achieved since Maidan …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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