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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia
      Jun21

      Putin critic living in Ukraine seized, tortured and jailed in Russia

      Denis Bakholdin, a Moscow activist and opponent of Russia’s war against Ukraine has been found in a Russian SIZO, or remand prison, three months after he disappeared in Kyiv. Little is known about how he came to be there, with this and the apparent use of torture chillingly reminiscent of stories of how Ukrainians have come to be in Russian...

      Russia uses money and threat of prosecution to hide Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine
      Jun21

      Russia uses money and threat of prosecution to hide Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine

      Nobody knows how many Russians have been killed in Donbas. Those who can tell NGOs about their sons’ deaths have gone silent, while journalists have doubtless been deterred by the real fear of being prosecuted for revealing State secrets …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Crimean Jehovah’s Witnesses told to renounce their faith or serve in occupiers’ army
      Jun20

      Crimean Jehovah’s Witnesses told to renounce their faith or serve in occupiers’ army

      A Crimean Jehovah’s Witness has been ordered to provide ‘proof of change of faith’ in order to be eligible for alternative civilian service. Russia is already in grave breach of international humanitarian law by conscripting young men on illegally occupied Ukrainian territory, and is now adding open religious repression …read...

      What Will Ukraine’s Next Big Reform Be?
      Jun20

      What Will Ukraine’s Next Big Reform Be?

      Luckily, pension reform—unlike land and healthcare reform—has few vested stakes, and it has a good chance of passing …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Thousands Rally For Gay Pride In Kyiv, Amid Massive Police Presence
      Jun19

      Thousands Rally For Gay Pride In Kyiv, Amid Massive Police Presence

      According to police, some 2,500 people gathered for the March of Equality in the center of Kyiv. An estimated 5,500 officers ensured that the event proceeded without disturbance. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukrainian IT specialist faces criminal charges after exposing Security Service corruption
      Jun19

      Ukrainian IT specialist faces criminal charges after exposing Security Service corruption

      Less than two months after a raid by the SBU [Security Service] on Ukraine’s main investment bank aroused huge furor, the SBU has again positioned itself firmly in the firing line. They stand accused of corruption and lying, and have only added to the negative publicity by declaring Mykhailo Yakhymovych, the man who made the allegations, on...

      18 months forced psychiatric treatment for opposing Russia’s war against Ukraine
      Jun16

      18 months forced psychiatric treatment for opposing Russia’s war against Ukraine

      Alexei Moroshkin has been released after being held against his will in a psychiatric clinic since November 2015, almost certainly for his civic opposition activities and for his criticism of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Demand Russia lets jailed Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz see his dying mother!
      Jun16

      Demand Russia lets jailed Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz see his dying mother!

      Russia has imprisoned Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Akhtem Chiygoz on legally nonsensical charges and is now refusing to allow him to see his dying mother. Aliye Abduraimovna has cancer and doctors believe it is a question of days or weeks, no longer. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia shoots itself in foot through trial of journalist in occupied Crimea
      Jun15

      Russia shoots itself in foot through trial of journalist in occupied Crimea

      By staging show trials aimed at silencing opposition to annexation, Russia has drawn attention to the fact that its own legislation indicts Russian President Vladimir Putin and all those who helped him invade another country’s territory. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      German Scooter band breaches Crimea sanctions, incites fans to break the law
      Jun15

      German Scooter band breaches Crimea sanctions, incites fans to break the law

      Not only has Germany’s Scooter band decided to flout international sanctions and ignore Russia’s grave human rights abuses in occupied Crimea, but it is also misleading its fans on its own website …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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