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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      In Memory of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and All Slain Journalists
      Sep16

      In Memory of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and All Slain Journalists

      Traditional remembrance events on the anniversary of journalist Georgy Gongadze’s abduction and subsequent murder are especially poignant this year as they come just two months after the killing in Kyiv of Pavel Sheremet, the renowned Belarusian journalist and former prisoner of conscience. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

      Russia openly collaborates with Donbas militants on ‘teenage saboteur’ arrests
      Sep15

      Russia openly collaborates with Donbas militants on ‘teenage saboteur’ arrests

      Two days after Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas released disturbing video footage of 7 young lads allegedly ‘arrested’ for acts of SBU-orchestrated sabotage, Russia’s Investigative Committee has become involved, but not, as you might have hoped, by calling on the Moscow-controlled militants to stop tormenting kids as young as 15...

      Police Reform
      Sep15

      Police Reform

      Press conference on the results so far, plans and problems encountered …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Important victory for religious freedom (and common sense) in Ukraine
      Sep15

      Important victory for religious freedom (and common sense) in Ukraine

      Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional the demand that permission be received from the local authorities for holding public religious events. The requirement was discriminatory and illogical since Ukraine’s Constitution requires only that people notify of plans to hold a peaceful gathering …read more...

      Ukraine’s SBU abducts asylum seeker, takes her by force to Russia
      Sep14

      Ukraine’s SBU abducts asylum seeker, takes her by force to Russia

      Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] have illegally seized a 26-year-old woman who had just applied for asylum in Kharkiv and forcibly taken her to Russia in a move which human rights activists have called treachery and which suggests a baffling degree of collaboration between Russia and Ukraine’s security services …read more...

      Pressure mounts on Crimeans to ‘vote’ in Russia’s illegitimate elections
      Sep14

      Pressure mounts on Crimeans to ‘vote’ in Russia’s illegitimate elections

      More reports are emerging of Crimean public sector workers being threatened with dismissal if they don’t turn up at the polling booths on Sept. 18. Russia is illegally holding its parliamentary elections in occupied Crimea and is typically using coercion to gain turnout amid calls to boycott the event. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

      FSB Torture & Fake Lawyers Rule in Russian-occupied Crimea
      Sep14

      FSB Torture & Fake Lawyers Rule in Russian-occupied Crimea

      More details have emerged of torture methods used to obtain videoed ‘confessions’ from Ukrainians Russia is holding incommunicado and accusing of ‘sabotage’ in Russian-occupied Crimea …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Kremlin-backed militants ‘arrest’ teenagers as ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’
      Sep13

      Kremlin-backed militants ‘arrest’ teenagers as ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’

      Militants from the so-called ‘Donbas people’s republic’ [DNR] have ‘arrested’ 7 teenagers and claim that they were blowing up civilian and military targets for Ukraine’s SBU [Security Service]. The reports, backed only by videos of the lads supposedly ‘confessing’, are chillingly similar to Russia’s recent...

      260 foreign ships identified as in breach of international law for entering Crimea
      Sep13

      260 foreign ships identified as in breach of international law for entering Crimea

      Black Sea News, together with the monitoring group of the Maidan of Foreign Affairs, have published a blacklist of 260 foreign ships that entered Crimea since Russia’s invasion and annexation up till August 15, 2016. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukraine’s Government Proposes to Ban Import of ‘anti-Ukrainian’ Books from Russia
      Sep13

      Ukraine’s Government Proposes to Ban Import of ‘anti-Ukrainian’ Books from Russia

      Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has tabled a draft law proposing that books imported from Russia be checked for any ‘anti-Ukrainian’ content. Similar measures earlier targeted specific books and elicited protest. The new draft bill seems more sweeping in its potential scope, and dangerously vague. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

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