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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Russia Eyes New Law On Foreigner Expulsions For ’Undesirable’ Behaviour
      Sep06

      Russia Eyes New Law On Foreigner Expulsions For ’Undesirable’ Behaviour

      Russian lawmakers are examining possible new legislation envisioning the deportation of foreigners who engage in “undesirable” behavior deemed to be interference in the country’s internal affairs. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Serious concern about motives as Ukraine detains brother of Mikheil Saakashvili
      Sep03

      Serious concern about motives as Ukraine detains brother of Mikheil Saakashvili

      It is no accident that all reports of the detention by Ukrainian enforcement officers of David Saakashvili show photos of his brother, the former Georgian President whom Ukraine has unlawfully stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship. The grounds cited for his detention on September 2 seem questionable, and the timing significant since Mikheil...

      Sentsov and Kolchenko vs. obliging perpetrators of Russia’s ideologically-motivated Terror
      Aug31

      Sentsov and Kolchenko vs. obliging perpetrators of Russia’s ideologically-motivated Terror

      Solidarity events marking the 2nd anniversary of the sentences passed on Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko are important to ensure that the two political prisoners, are not forgotten, but also to ensure that the role played by the three judges in sentencing two innocent men to 20 and 10-year sentences is also...

      Memorial Recognizes Tatar Activist On Trial As Political Prisoner
      Aug31

      Memorial Recognizes Tatar Activist On Trial As Political Prisoner

      Danis Safargali has been called “a victim of a persecution campaign against opposition activists of the Tatar national movement…that has been launched since 2014.” …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukrainian political prisoner in occupied Crimea charged with assault after complaining of ill-treatment

      It seems a three and a half year sentence against Volodymyr Balukh for his Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea was not enough. He is now facing new criminal proceedings brought after he complained about anti-Ukrainian abuse and physical violence from the head of the Razdolne detention centre Captain Valery Tkachenko …read more Source:...

      19-year-old Ukrainian feared lured into a trap and abducted by the Russian FSB
      Aug29

      19-year-old Ukrainian feared lured into a trap and abducted by the Russian FSB

      19-year-old Pavlo Hryb has not been seen since he arrived in Gomel, Belarus on August 24 and his father has ominious grounds for believing that his son may have been tricked by a young woman into entering Belarus and then abducted in what was a Russian FSB operation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russian Activist’s Death Reignites Tensions Over Vigil For Slain Opposition Leader
      Aug28

      Russian Activist’s Death Reignites Tensions Over Vigil For Slain Opposition Leader

      While the precise cause of his death remains unclear, Ivan Skripnichenko’s passing — first revealed to the public by a fellow activist late on August 24 — has made him a tragic symbol of what Kremlin critics call a state-sanctioned campaign of violence and harassment against the caretakers of the Nemtsov memorial. …read...

      Russian banks cut off from SWIFT for working in Crimea
      Aug28

      Russian banks cut off from SWIFT for working in Crimea

      The main Russian bank working in Russian-occupied Crimea and one other have been informed that the company providing their connection to the SWIFT network will terminate its services from 31 August.. This is a welcome move and one that can surely be used to put pressure on SWIFT to disconnect other Russian banks implicated in Russia’s...

      Court quashes 13-year sentence, orders retrial of Brazilian for fighting with Russian-backed Donbas militants
      Aug26

      Court quashes 13-year sentence, orders retrial of Brazilian for fighting with Russian-backed Donbas militants

      The Kyiv Court of Appeal has revoked the conviction of Rafael Lusvarghi , a Brazilian national who played an active role in the Kremlin-backed fighting against Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Detention of Kirill Serebrennikov is part of a campaign to stifle artistic freedom in Russia
      Aug26

      Detention of Kirill Serebrennikov is part of a campaign to stifle artistic freedom in Russia

      PEN America has issued a statement condemning the arrest on August 22 of Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov and calls it part of a concerted campaign to silence dissenting voices in the arts in Russia …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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