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13.12.2019     The right to life

Vital questions remain unanswered after Donbas volunteers arrested for murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet

While the police assert that they have solved the murder of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues from Ukrainska Pravda have set out fundamental questions that remain unanswered. Others have positively asserted that this is an attack on defenders of Ukraine | detail

13.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia brings 19-year sentences against religious ‘dissidents’ to occupied Crimea

The fabricated charges against Muslim Aliev and five other Ukrainian Muslims have prompted Amnesty International to call all six men prisoners of conscience and the Memorial Human Rights Centre to recognize them as political prisoners | detail

12.12.2019     Terrorism

Putin claims Russia sends death and destruction to Ukraine to prevent a ‘massacre’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated the unsubstantiated claims Russia used to justify its invasion and annexation of Crimea, this time with respect to occupied Donbas | detail

11.12.2019     Politics and human rights

‘Treason’ investigation initiated against ex-President Poroshenko over Minsk Accord with Russia

The latest criminal investigation against former President Petro Poroshenko, initiated by the State Bureau of Investigations, elicits obvious and very disturbing parallels with a previous high-profile prosecution | detail

10.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Cathedral plundered as Russia pushes to crush the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea

The Cathedral of Saints Vladimir and Olga in Simferopol has been vandalized and robbed in what is doubtless part of Russia’s ongoing offensive against the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and efforts to drive it out of Crimea. | detail

10.12.2019     Politics and human rights

UN states tell Russia to ends its militarization of Crimea and get out

The UN General Assembly has adopted an important resolution on Russia’s occupation and militarization of Crimea in which for the first time concern is raised over Russia’s build-up of nuclear weapons in the occupied peninsula. | detail

09.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

“We’re going home! – exiled Crimean Tatar leaders announce march on occupied Crimea

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people has announced plans for a March of Dignity against Violence and Occupation from mainland Ukraine to Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

09.12.2019     Politics and human rights

Number of Ukrainians prepared to accept peace at any price at record low on eve of the Normandy Summit

A public opinion poll just published reads like a warning list for Ukrainian President Zelensky of concessions, including at the Normandy summit on 9 December, that would not be tolerated | detail

07.12.2019     The right to life

Ukrainian activist and volunteer dies after apparent hate crime attack

Artem Myroshnychenko from the frontline city of Bakhmut has died of injuries sustained during an attack which many believe should be viewed as a hate crime, linked with the activist’s pro-Ukrainian position and the fact that he always spoke Ukrainian | detail

06.12.2019     Terrorism

Ukraine sends Hague Court details of Russian execution of Ukrainian POWs

Ukraine has passed information to the International Criminal Court [ICC] in the Hague about extrajudicial executions of nine Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner during the battles for Ilovaisk and Debaltseve | detail

06.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar sentenced to 17 years for ringing his cousin and practising his faith in Russian-occupied Crimea

Enver Seytosmanov, a 33-year-old recognized political prisoner, has been sentenced to 17 years’ maximum security imprisonment for his religious and political views | detail

05.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia’s militarization of childhood hits new low in occupied Crimea

Russia is glorifying war and teaching children how to kill in occupied Crimea, and no lessons at all have been drawn from the mass killing in Kerch on 17 October 2018, in which 20 students and teachers were gunned down | detail

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28.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Help stop Russia’s death sentence without court or crime against Crimean Tatar activist

58-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov is one of the oldest of the 24 Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea on 27 March 2019 and the most gravely ill. Please help put pressure on Moscow by signing the enclosed petition | detail

27.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Sentsov: Whenever you think of friendship with Putin and Russia, remember the 13,000 Ukrainians killed and hundreds imprisoned

Oleg Sentsov drew a standing ovation from members of the European Parliament on 26 November with a speech in which he warned Europe to distrust Russian President Vladimir Putin and stressed the need to keep fighting for the release of about 100 Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners whom Russia is illegally imprisoning | detail

13.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

The ‘terrorist threat’ Russia brought to Crimea ; six victims receive huge sentences

Six Ukrainian political prisoners from occupied Crimea, including human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku, have been sentenced to unprecedently long terms of imprisonment on ‘terrorism’ charges without any crime | detail

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