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16.07.2019     Children’s rights

Zelensky urged to veto populist bill on forced castration for ‘paedophiles’

Human rights groups have called on President Zelensky to veto a disastrously ill-considered bill introducing chemical castration for sex offenders which they, and specialists in this area see as a cheap populist move aimed at winning votes in the coming parliamentary elections | detail

16.07.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia prosecutes for mentioning the Mejlis, but not for hate speech against Crimean Tatars

Russian occupiers are happy for texts to incite hatred about the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people or the Jehovah’s Witnesses with prosecutions only where the authors don’t mention Russia’s extraordinary bans on them | detail

15.07.2019     Freedom of expression

Ukraine is about to release the only prisoner that Russia wants to exchange

It is likely that a Ukrainian court will release Kirill Vyshynsky from custody on 15 July, despite strong concern that the journalist, probably with Russian help, will flee. | detail

15.07.2019     The right to liberty and security

Russia calls OSCE order to free 24 Ukrainian POWs ‘anti-Russian rhetoric’

The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has issued a hard-hitting resolution * on Russia’s illegal occupation and militarization of Crimea, in which it clearly states that the 24 Ukrainian seamen whom Russia seized in November 2018 are prisoners of war | detail

12.07.2019     The right to a fair trial

Ukrainian soldier sentenced in Italy to 24 years for journalist death in Donbas after gravely disturbing trial

A court in Pavia, Italy has found Vitaly Markiv, a Ukrainian National Guard soldier, guilty of involvement in the death during the first months of the war in Donbas of 30-year-old Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchelli and sentenced him to 24 years’ imprisonment. | detail

12.07.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Mass arrests as Russian ‘court’ confirms horrific sentences against 4 Crimean Tatar political prisoners

In yet another eerie echo from the Soviet past, around 50 Crimean Tatar activists were detained on 11 July in Moscow. as they stood outside Russia’s Supreme Court, peacefully demonstrating their support for four Crimean Tatar political prisoners sentenced to huge terms of imprisonment | detail

11.07.2019     Court practices

Ukraine’s Supreme Court rules against whistle-blower judge persecuted for exposing corruption

Supreme Court judges have effectively upheld an earlier refusal to allow Poltava judge and corruption whistle-blower Larysa Holnyk to compete for a post in the Anti-Corruption Court, despite the knowingly unlawful reprimand used to block her participation having been revoked | detail

11.07.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Bitter déjà vu: Crimean Tatars arrested on Red Square for defending victims of repression

Seven Crimean Tatar, many of them veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement, were detained in Moscow on 10 July while holding a totally peaceful picket calling for an end to ethnic and religious persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

10.07.2019     News from the CIS countries

Russia confirms that being Ukrainian is all that’s needed for a prison sentence

From Oleh Chaban’s arrest in May 2018, it has seemed clear that there is really only one reason for his detention and sentence, namely his Ukrainian citizenship | detail

09.07.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Tortured Ukrainian political prisoner looks years older, yet remains unbroken

Yevhen Panov is only 42, but he looks ten years older after the torture he was subjected to and almost three years in Russian captivity. | detail

09.07.2019     Freedom of conscience and religion

Protestants driven underground like in Soviet times in Russian proxy Donbas ‘republics’

It is five years since four members of an Evangelical Church in occupied Sloviansk were abducted by militants and murdered. Although the methods have changed since 2014, the basic policy of terror and persecution in the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics ‘ has not | detail

08.07.2019     Freedom of expression

Russian state propaganda Rossiya 24 to hold joint TV show with Medvedchuk channel in Ukraine

Updated! On the eve of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, a joint TV show is to be held between the Russian state propaganda channel Rossiya 24 and one of the three Ukrainian channels linked with Ukrainian politician and close Putin ally, Viktor Medvedchuk | detail

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