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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea
      Aug04

      Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea

      The verdict is awaited in the ‘trial’ in Russian-occupied Crimea of Ukrainian farmer and activist Volodymyr Balukh. The de facto prosecutor has demanded five years and one month imprisonment for the Ukrainian activist and recognized political prisoner, and the behaviour thus far of the ‘judge’ – Maria Bedritskaya – gives no grounds...

      Mystery tax probe condemned as more pressure on Ukrainian anti-corruption NGOs
      Aug03

      Mystery tax probe condemned as more pressure on Ukrainian anti-corruption NGOs

      Transparency International Ukraine has added its voice to calls of concern over the latest move against the Anti-Corruption Centre [AntAC] which has been the target of a smear campaign over recent months …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine’s SBU charges journalist with ’treason’ over anti-Ukrainian publications for Russia Today
      Aug03

      Ukraine’s SBU charges journalist with ’treason’ over anti-Ukrainian publications for Russia Today

      Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has arrested a Zhytomyr blogger and journalist whom they accuse of “preparing and circulating anti-Ukrainian material on the instructions of Russian supervisors”. The charges include state treason so, if convicted, Vasyl Muravytsky could face a 15-year prison sentence …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      Final plea to not appoint discredited judges to Ukraine’s Supreme Court
      Aug02

      Final plea to not appoint discredited judges to Ukraine’s Supreme Court

      Civic organizations are warning that there can be no hope of real reform of the Supreme Court if the results announced by the High Qualification Commission of Judges for Ukraine’s first ever competition for 120 Supreme Court judges are accepted …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Donbas militants ‘sentence’ blogger to 14 years for “spreading negative information”
      Aug02

      Donbas militants ‘sentence’ blogger to 14 years for “spreading negative information”

      A so-called military court in the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR] has sentenced two Ukrainians to huge sentences for what it calls ‘state treason’. Since the alleged ‘treason’ involved spreading ‘negative information’ on the Internet, it seems likely that one of the two people is Edward Nedelyaev, a...

      Russia to answer to Strasbourg for shielding Donbas militant killer of Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko
      Aug01

      Russia to answer to Strasbourg for shielding Donbas militant killer of Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko

      There is no good reason for refusing to extradite Vadim Pogodin, who even the militants themselves agree was behind the horrific torture and murder of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko, yet Russia has let him go free …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’
      Aug01

      Russia sentences Ukrainian pensioner captured by Donbas militants to 12 years for ’sabotage’

      A military court in Rostov has sentenced 61-year-old Oleksiy Sizonovych to 12 years in a maximum security prison on charges of planning acts of sabotage and terrorist both in Russia and in the militant-controlled Luhansk oblast of Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Judge held for 9 months by Donbas militants heard how hostages were tortured
      Jul31

      Judge held for 9 months by Donbas militants heard how hostages were tortured

      Vitaly Rudenko, a judge from the Luhansk Regional Court of Appeal, was freed on July 30 after nine months held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR]’. Rudenko was seized in October 2016, when he tried to enter military-controlled territory to attend his father’s funeral....

      Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage
      Jul31

      Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage

      Ludmila Surzhenko is, thankfully, safely on unoccupied Ukrainian territory, but she will need time to recover from the physical and psychological effects of the nearly three weeks she was held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea
      Jul31

      Unconcealed falsifications used to jail Ukrainian activist in Russia-occupied Crimea

      It may be simply that ‘judge’ Maria Bedritskaya wants to go on holiday, and can’t go until she ‘convicts’ Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Balukh. It is possible, however, that the flagrant irregularities are also intended as a warning to all Ukrainians of what they can expect for a Ukrainian flag, for honouring the slain victims of...

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