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      Second ex-Berkut officer wanted for Maidan crimes found crushing protest in Russia
      Jun14

      Second ex-Berkut officer wanted for Maidan crimes found crushing protest in Russia

      Photos from the violent suppression of peaceful protests in Russia on June 12 have exposed a man now in Russian OMON riot police gear, but wanted by Ukraine for his leading role in the bloody dispersal of Maidan activists on November 30, 2013. Serhiy Kusyuk is the second key suspect who appears to now be helping the regime under Russian President...

      UN rights watchdog stops Ukraine from extraditing asylum seeker to Russia
      Jun14

      UN rights watchdog stops Ukraine from extraditing asylum seeker to Russia

      The UN Human Rights Committee has ordered the Ukrainian authorities to halt extradition of Timur Tumgoev to Russia, pending consideration of his assertion that he would face torture if forcibly returned …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Health Concerns for Ukrainian Serving Insane Sentence as Russia’s Revenge for Maidan
      Jun14

      Health Concerns for Ukrainian Serving Insane Sentence as Russia’s Revenge for Maidan

      Andriy Kolomiyets, one of the two Ukrainians whom Russia has imprisoned on fabricated charges linked with Euromaidan, has reported worrying symptoms and asked for medical tests. There are grounds for concern as the other Ukrainian Oleksandr Kostenko has been persistently denied treatment for a serious injury inflicted by the FSB after his arrest....

      Navalny Jailed, More Than 1,100 Detained At Protests In Russia
      Jun13

      Navalny Jailed, More Than 1,100 Detained At Protests In Russia

      Protesters were detained by Russian riot police at rallies in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Blagoveshchensk, and Kazan on June 12. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Political Deals over Human Rights Ombudsman jeopardize Judicial Reform in Ukraine
      Jun13

      Political Deals over Human Rights Ombudsman jeopardize Judicial Reform in Ukraine

      Ukraine’s legislators failed last week to undermine the vital post of Parliamentary Commissioner on Human Rights (Ombudsman), though not for want of trying. Civic organizations have again demanded that a proper competition be held, with a previously forgotten detail about the role of the Ombudsperson highlighting potentially disastrous...

      Invasion of Crimea & war against Ukraine lead to prison and attack on free speech in Russia
      Jun13

      Invasion of Crimea & war against Ukraine lead to prison and attack on free speech in Russia

      Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 has not just led to grave human rights abuses on the occupied peninsula. One of the victims of Moscow’s invasion and ongoing aggression against Ukraine, a new study points out, has been freedom of speech in Russia itself …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine’s Government seeks to legalize illegal Security Service detention prisons
      Jun12

      Ukraine’s Government seeks to legalize illegal Security Service detention prisons

      The Cabinet of Ministers has tabled a draft bill which acknowledges the long-denied existence of SBU [Security Service] detention facilities and proposes amendments to legislation in order to formally allow them. Legal may be preferable to illegal, however removing the possibility of abuse by the Security Service would be better still …read...

      Judicial reform: don’t make a fool of us
      Jun12

      Judicial reform: don’t make a fool of us

      We were promised a judicial reform. It was promised by President Poroshenko – the author of laws, by the representatives of the parliamentary coalition who voted for those laws, by the Ministry of Justice. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia refuses to let imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader see his gravely ill mother
      Jun12

      Russia refuses to let imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader see his gravely ill mother

      There appear to be no depths that Russia and its court lackeys will not stoop to. Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader and recognized political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz has been refused permission to see his mother who is critically ill and has not seen her son for two years. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      A Manhunt, A Typo, And Alleged Torture: Russian MMA Fighter Battles Chechnya’s Grip
      Jun09

      A Manhunt, A Typo, And Alleged Torture: Russian MMA Fighter Battles Chechnya’s Grip

      Murad Amriyev, a 32-year-old MMA fighter from the southern Russian region ruled by Kremlin-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, was facing deportation from Belarus on June 8, a transfer that rights activists say would place his life and well-being at risk. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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