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07.08.2020     Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Top post in Zelensky administration given to Yanukovych era police official implicated in Maidan crimes

Maidan lawyers and civic organizations have reacted with outrage to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s appointment of Oleh Tatarov as Deputy Head of the Office of the President | detail

07.08.2020     News from the CIS countries

Real prison sentences passed on young Putin critics after FSB provocateur fabricates an ‘extremist group’

A Russian court has ignored overwhelming evidence that the sole organizer of the so-called ‘Novoye Velichiye’ or ‘New Greatness’ ‘extremist organization’ was an FSB infiltrator and has sentenced three young men to long prison sentences and handed down a further four suspended sentences | detail

06.08.2020     Implementation of European Law

Deportation of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners to prisons in Russia is a war crime

By imprisoning virtually all Crimean political prisoners in Russia, often thousands of kilometres from their homes, The Russian occupiers are not only persecuting Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians for their religious or political views, or for their civic activism, but are devastating the lives of entire families | detail

06.08.2020     News from the CIS countries

Russia uses personal data act to hide perpetrators of the Soviet Terror from historians

Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office has succeeded in blocking access by Memorial Society historians to information identifying eleven Soviet prosecutors who, as members of the notorious NKVD ‘troikas’, took part in ordering executions during the Great Terror of 1937-38 | detail

05.08.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukrainian Orthodox Church in occupied Crimea under imminent threat following Russian Supreme Court decision

A week after Archbishop Klyment was threatened with criminal prosecution if he did not demolish a Ukrainian Orthodox chapel in Yevpatoria, Russia’s Supreme Court has taken a decision which places in jeopardy the very existence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in occupied Crimea | detail

04.08.2020     Elections

Politicized Polish judicial body illegally rubberstamps unfair presidential elections

A new low was set on 3 August 2020 for Poland’s democracy, one with ramifications for the European Union if it fails to react | detail

04.08.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Putin signs law to hide information about FSB torture and other violations in Russia and occupied Crimea

Vladimir Putin has signed into force a law which seems clearly aimed at silencing all voices reporting on the torture, falsifications, provocations and other violations committed by Russian FSB or security service bodies in occupied Crimea or Russia | detail

03.08.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

The price of PACE capitulation to Russia: Soaring number of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners

As of July 2020, Russia is holding a record number of political prisoners, with over 100 of these Ukrainian citizens, and is threatening to ‘extradite and imprison’ foreign nationals who correctly tell them that Crimea is Ukrainian. | detail

03.08.2020     Terrorism

Why were Wagner fighters from Russia seized in Belarus and can Ukraine get them extradited?

33 fighters from the notorious Wagner ‘private military company’ have been in custody in Belarus since 29 July after they were very publicly seized by the Belarusian KGB | detail

31.07.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Putin’s law aims to educate ‘patriots of Russia’ and eliminate Ukrainian identity in occupied Crimea

Russia’s State Duma has adopted a bill which will make inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’ part of the school curriculum in both Russia and occupied Crimea | detail

31.07.2020     News from the CIS countries

Kremlin hostage: From mock executions to torture through solitary confinement

Russia has already stolen almost six years of Valentin Vyhivsky’s life and there is little movement on an exchange to give the Ukrainian political prisoner some hope as he turns 37 on 3 August. | detail

30.07.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Trial of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader exposes Russian lies about invasion of Crimea

The Russian-controlled High Court in occupied Crimea has added unseemly haste to the many other absurd aspects of Russia’s ‘trial in absentia’ of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov | detail

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06.07.2020     The right to a fair trial

Ukraine taken to European Court over Sheremet murder trial by press conference

Andriy Antonenko asserts that his right to a fair trial has been gravely violated, among other things by the public pronouncements made at a press briefing attended by the President, Prosecutor General, Interior Minister and Head of Police | detail

26.06.2020     Against torture and ill-treatment

Ukrainians’ tolerance towards unlawful violence is increasing – human rights protectors

The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is celebrated annually on June 26, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1997 “with the aim of full eradication of torture and provision of effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment and Punishment that came into force on 26 June 1987“. | detail

26.06.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Huge sentences upheld for defending human rights and integrity in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has refused to revoke horrific sentences against Crimean Tatar human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku and five other Ukrainian Muslims despite the lack of any crime and a record-breaking number of falsifications | detail

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