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Section: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group (Ukraine)

      Thug leader who got suspended sentence for savage killing of Maidan journalist detained on new charges
      Apr02

      Thug leader who got suspended sentence for savage killing of Maidan journalist detained on new charges

      Yuri Krysin, the head of the ‘titushky’, or hired thugs involved in killings, abductions and attacks on Euromaidan activists, has been remanded in custody on charges which could carry a 10-year sentence. The development comes three months after Krysin’s extraordinarily light four-year suspended sentence for his part in the savage...

      “I can’t afford to show cowardice” – Ukrainian jailed for not betraying Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea resists pressure to end hunger strike
      Apr02

      “I can’t afford to show cowardice” – Ukrainian jailed for not betraying Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea resists pressure to end hunger strike

      Almost two weeks after political prisoner Volodymyr Balukh went on hunger strike in Russian-occupied Crimea, his lawyer has only just been able to see him. She reports that he is looking thin and gaunt, and that the SIZO [remand prison] staff are putting pressure on him to end his hunger strike. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

      Russian historian faces 9-year sentence for exposing the victims and perpetrators of Stalin’s Terror
      Mar30

      Russian historian faces 9-year sentence for exposing the victims and perpetrators of Stalin’s Terror

      Verdict is due on 3 April in the trial of Yuri Dmitriev, a world-renowned Russian historian and head of the Karelia branch of the Memorial Society. The prosecution has demanded a 9-year sentence, despite even the expert assessments ordered by the court dismissing the charges …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Russia refuses to investigate the abduction of prominent Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov
      Mar27

      Russia refuses to investigate the abduction of prominent Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov

      The supposed investigation into the abduction of Ervin Ibragimov, Crimean Tatar activist and member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Executive Committee was abandoned in Russian-occupied Crimea without ever really being started. Given the video footage from May 24, 2016, showing Ibragimov being dragged away by men in uniform, the lies told...

      Far-right thugs attack Ukrainian film festival DocuDays human rights events
      Mar27

      Far-right thugs attack Ukrainian film festival DocuDays human rights events

      Over 50 young far-right activists descended on events linked to the Docudays Film Festival on 26 March. As well as demolishing posters promoting tolerance and diversity, they also tried to prevent people from attending a panel discussion on far-right movements. In refreshing contrast to at least one previous occasion, the police acted swiftly,...

      Vital watchdog body refuses to take part in Potemkin reform of Ukraine’s judiciary
      Mar26

      Vital watchdog body refuses to take part in Potemkin reform of Ukraine’s judiciary

      The Public Integrity Council is suspending any involvement in the official process for assessing judges which it sees as a charade aimed at retaining judges in their posts, while reporting “successful completion” of reforms . …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Dozens Arrested In Belarus As Opposition Marks ’Freedom Day’
      Mar26

      Dozens Arrested In Belarus As Opposition Marks ’Freedom Day’

      Dozens of people have been arrested in Belarus as opposition activists attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally in the capital, Minsk …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Ukrainian pensioner seized by Kremlin-backed militants in Ukraine, tortured & jailed for 12 years in Russia
      Mar26

      Ukrainian pensioner seized by Kremlin-backed militants in Ukraine, tortured & jailed for 12 years in Russia

      61-year-old Oleksiy Sizonovych from Krasnodon in the Luhansk oblast was, as feared, brutally tortured before ending up sentenced by a Russian ‘court’ to 12 years’ imprisonment. Neither the surreal nature of the charges against him, nor the use of torture are, unfortunately anything new, however this case does stand out because of...

      Security in Ukraine of the victims of persecution by the Russian state. A brief view of the matter
      Mar24

      Security in Ukraine of the victims of persecution by the Russian state. A brief view of the matter

      Due to numerous systematic violations of human rights, Ukraine cannot be considered a “safe country of origin” and “safe third country”. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

      Kremlin-backed Donbas militants hold imprisoned journalist in ‘real concentration camp’
      Mar23

      Kremlin-backed Donbas militants hold imprisoned journalist in ‘real concentration camp’

      It is almost a year since Stanyslav [Stas] Aseyev was taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed Donbas militants. There are real concerns about his health, and there remains no sign that the Russian-controlled militants are planning to release him or around 100 other hostages. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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