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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Enjoy the World Cup in Russia where you can get 20 years for opposing annexation of Crimea
      May10

      Enjoy the World Cup in Russia where you can get 20 years for opposing annexation of Crimea

      Fans visiting the 2018 World Cup this summer are to be ‘protected’ by Cossacks similar to those who helped Russian soldiers invade Ukrainian Crimea in 2014. Hardly an accidental choice of thugs considering that the Kremlin has tried to protect itself against criticism by hiding Ukrainian political prisoners like Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg...

      Ukraine’s Security Service raids Communist Party office and leaders’ homes
      May09

      Ukraine’s Security Service raids Communist Party office and leaders’ homes

      Searches have been carried out, on the eve of Victory Day, at the homes of Petro Symonenko and other leading Ukrainian communists. According to the Security Service, this was in connection with a previously unreported criminal investigation into very serious charges, though the grounds for those charges remain largely unclear. …read more...

      Would the Tribeca Film Festival also award a film starring Islamic State terrorists?
      May07

      Would the Tribeca Film Festival also award a film starring Islamic State terrorists?

      If not, then it should withdraw the top prize awarded to a film starring Russian writer / fighter Zakhar Prylepin who is taking part in Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine in Donbas. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean savagely beaten for pro-Ukraine views gets 2-year prison sentence for ‘extremism’
      May07

      Crimean savagely beaten for pro-Ukraine views gets 2-year prison sentence for ‘extremism’

      Ihor Movenko has been sentenced by a court in Russian-occupied Sevastopol to two years in a minimum security prison for a comment on the VKontakte social network. The comments were only ‘noticed’ and a criminal prosecution launched after Movenko demanded an investigation into the brutal and unprovoked attack by a police officer that had...

      After crushing press freedom, Russia tries to silence any dissent in occupied Crimea
      May04

      After crushing press freedom, Russia tries to silence any dissent in occupied Crimea

      “You can jail a person, but how do you imprison thoughts?” The question was put by Ukrainian activist Suleyman Kadyrov on 3 May during the appeal hearing against his 2-year suspended sentence for a comment on Facebook that Crimea is Ukraine. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      How to Eradicate Sovietism in Ukrainian Prisons
      May03

      How to Eradicate Sovietism in Ukrainian Prisons

      (Amendments to the Internal Prison and Pre-Trial Detention Centers Rules in the Light of International Standards) – This publications is Introduction to the book. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online
      May03

      Russia: Telegram block leads to widespread assault on freedom of expression online

      The Russian authorities’ latest move against Telegram demonstrates the serious implications for people’s freedom of expression and right to privacy online in Russia and worldwide: …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Tatar businessman & philanthropist seized in new FSB offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea
      May03

      Crimean Tatar businessman & philanthropist seized in new FSB offensive in Russian-occupied Crimea

      A prominent Crimean Tatar philanthropist and businessman and his sister have been seized after what Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov called a ‘”black Thursday’ of armed searches in Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      The day Russia lost Odesa and launched a lethal propaganda lie used to kill in Donbas
      May02

      The day Russia lost Odesa and launched a lethal propaganda lie used to kill in Donbas

      Those who find only humour in the mention by Donald Trump’s adviser of a ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ that never happened should think again. It is dangerously easy to then convince people it did happen, and there is nothing funny about stories of an invented ‘massacre’ used to send young men to die or to kill others. That is...

      Dangerously ill Political Prisoner Moved to Medical Ward. Torture in Crimean Prison Continues
      May01

      Dangerously ill Political Prisoner Moved to Medical Ward. Torture in Crimean Prison Continues

      The immediate danger to Uzeir Abdullaev’s life has hopefully been averted. After concerted efforts in Crimea and publicity beyond, the prison authorities have moved him to a medical unit where he should finally receive adequate treatment for severe blood poisoning. His is only one case of several involving political prisoners whose...

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