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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Support in Russia for bloody dictator Joseph Stalin at record high
      Feb16

      Support in Russia for bloody dictator Joseph Stalin at record high

      The latest Levada Centre survey has found a record number of Russian citizens with a positive attitude to murderous Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin. If in 2001, soon after Vladimir Putin first became President, the majority of Russians were still negative in their assessment, in January 2017 46% viewed him “with admiration, respect, or liking”...

      Poisoned Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza: “What can I do if someone wants to kill me?”
      Feb15

      Poisoned Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza: “What can I do if someone wants to kill me?”

      Interview given by the Russian opposition activist in October 2016 …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

      Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea
      Feb15

      Defence denied Crimean Tatar leader on trial for saying Russia must leave Crimea

      In a move as unexpected as it is lawless, Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov has been deprived of his defence lawyer Nikolai Polozov. The Crimean Supreme Court under Russian occupation rejected Polozov’s appeal against a ruling allowing Polozov to be interrogated as a ‘witness’ in Umerov’s case. A …read more Source: Kharkiv...

      Another Rights Activist ‘Deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea
      Feb15

      Another Rights Activist ‘Deported’ from Russian-occupied Crimea

      Russia is increasingly using citizenship as one of its weapons against dissent and civic activism in occupied Crimea. It has claimed that imprisoned Crimean filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko ‘automatically’ became Russian citizens as its excuse for not returning the two Ukrainian political prisoners, yet uses...

      A brief description of KHPG strategic litigations in 2016
      Feb14

      A brief description of KHPG strategic litigations in 2016

      …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

      Hope for Dadin release or imitation? Russian court finds law criminalizing peaceful protest ‘constitutional’
      Feb14

      Hope for Dadin release or imitation? Russian court finds law criminalizing peaceful protest ‘constitutional’

      There have been mixed reactions to the judgement passed by Russia’s Constitutional Court on Feb 10 on the draconian anti-protest law used to imprison peaceful protester and friend of Ukraine, Ildar Dadin …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia uses human trafficking scam to force Ukrainians to fight in Donbas or Syria
      Feb14

      Russia uses human trafficking scam to force Ukrainians to fight in Donbas or Syria

      While it is quite possible that some Ukrainians are engaged in crime in Russia, the 47 supposed ‘Ukrainian drug traffickers’ just arrested in the Moscow region are likely to be victims of a human trafficking scam with a particularly menacing link to Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation
      Feb13

      OSCE Monitors reject Russian Foreign Minister’s Lies about Donbas escalation

      The problem with fighting fake news from Russia is that it often comes from top officials in Moscow like Sergei Lavrov, Russian foreign minister. Lavrov’s latest distortion of the facts came in an interview given to Izvestia on Feb 10, and was refuted that same day, though that, of course, was ignored by the Russian media which repeated his...

      Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea
      Feb13

      Russia invents ‘terrorism’ and fights children in occupied Crimea

      It is a year since the multiple armed searches of at least 11 homes in Russian-occupied Crimea and arrests of four men, including a human rights activist monitoring rights abuses under occupation. The four men remain imprisoned, facing absurd charges, and in at least one case, their children have been terrorized by the FSB. …read more...

      UK university denies any part in Russia’s latest Crimea propaganda stunt
      Feb10

      UK university denies any part in Russia’s latest Crimea propaganda stunt

      Three UK academics specializing in military history are currently taking part in meetings and propaganda media shots in Russian-occupied Crimea. They appear to be promising a joint project with Bristol University which says that the men have nothing to do with them. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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