National monitoring of unlawful violence in police in Ukraine in 2020. Summary
KhPG jointly with the KhISR carried on a research in order to provide a comparative analysis of opinions of ordinary citizens and police officers on the scale of spread of unlawful violence in police activity.
Former political prisoner takes Russia to court over torture conditions in Crimean prison
The chances of a Russian-controlled ‘court’ finding in favour of Kazim Ametov are remote, but this shocking case caused the death of 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran activist Vedzhie Kashka, and came close to killing two other political prisoners, and Ametov’s suit is certainly well-founded
Russia puts Crimean Tatar on trial for refusing to give false testimony about a political prisoner
The trial is shortly to begin in Russian-occupied Sevastopol of Ruslan Bekirov, a young Crimean Tatar who had the courage in court to retract false testimony which the Russian FSB had earlier extracted by force
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“.
Crimean Tatar arrested for refusing to give false testimony against political prisoners
Russia has brought criminal charges against a Crimean Tatar who not only refused to give false testimony against political prisoner Enver Seytosmanov, but also lodged a formal complaint over the measures used by the FSB to force him to tell lies
Crimean Tatar abducted after day of FSB searches in Russian-occupied Crimea
Two young men were subjected to searches in Russian-occupied Crimea on 16 March, with 26-year-old Dilyaver Ibraimov then effectively abducted and only released around 12 hours later
Russia resorts to punitive psychiatry against tortured Crimean Tatar rights activist
A Russian-controlled court in Yalta has ordered that 55-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner Yunus Masharipov be forcibly subjected to so-called ‘psychiatric treatment’. The occupation regime is thus resorting in full to the punitive psychiatry of Soviet times
“In my native Donetsk somebody is being savagely tortured right now”
There are no grounds for seeing anything figurative in Stanislav Aseyev’s words about Izolyatsia, the secret ‘prison’ in Donetsk where he, Stanislav Pechonkin and other former hostages – men and women - were tortured
Crimean Tatar schoolboy subjected to electric shocks and other torture in Russian-occupied Crimea
17-year-old Server Rasilchak was asked if he wanted to be talked to "like a person, or like an animal". That was just before the officer began inflicting electric shocks
Ukrainian prisoners savagely beaten after complaining of torture
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group lawyers and monitors have been blocked from entering Oleksiivska Correctional Colony No. 25 in Kharkiv since a believed punitive operation on 8 January against prisoners who had complained of torture
Donetsk radio tower blown up in protest at Russian-controlled ‘republic’s’ torture & illegal prisons
A radio tower servicing the Fenix mobile operator was blown up on 27 October, with a video of the blast soon afterwards posted on YouTube, together with an ultimatum.
Russia treats imprisoned Crimean Tatar activists like victims of the 1944 Deportation
Two of the Crimean Solidarity activists whom Russia arrested on 27 March and quickly moved out of occupied Crimea have been brought back to Simferopol, and are being held in conditions that amount to torture
Anger over acquittal of ex-Berkut officer charged with torturing Maidan activists
The prosecutors have said they will certainly appeal against the acquittal of Andriy Khandrykin, a former Kharkiv Berkut officer and, seemingly, a current police officer, who was accused of torturing two Euromaidan activists
Russia’s FSB given carte blanche to silence allegations of torture
With virtually no allegations made by Ukrainian political prisoners of FSB torture having ever been properly investigated, the prospect of newspapers being prevented from even reporting such accusations is terrifying
Disabled and gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied medication
There is no reason for Edem Bekirov to be held in detention in Russian-occupied Crimea, and no justification for killing him through brutal treatment yet this is exactly what the Russian occupation regime seems intent on doing
Effective torture of Crimean Tatar & other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian detention
Human excrement dripping from leaking sewage pipes, cells in which political prisoners are held with men suffering from tuberculosis or AIDS, and solitary confinement for lying down after being refused treatment for acute pain
Convictions demanded in Russia’s most cynical and tragic attack on elderly Crimean Tatars
The ‘prosecution’ in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded suspended sentences for four respected members of the Crimean Tatar community after a farcical ‘trial’ that would have been comical had the FSB not already caused one death, and effectively tortured two of the ‘defendants’
Assessment of the activity of the National Police of Ukraine by polling public opinion (summary of the national report)
The research was conducted by the Kharkiv Institute for Social Researches under a joint project with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group “Fight against torture, ill-treatment and impunity in Ukraine” with the support of the European Union.
10 Ukrainians imprisoned for murders committed by serial killer
Sergei Tkach may have raped and killed over 100 young girls over 25 years, escaping capture because at least ten other men had been tortured into ‘confessing’ to individual crimes. Other Ukrainians are serving life sentences for other people’s crimes, with Ukraine’s legislators in no hurry to do anything about it.
US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list
Andriy Sushko, a Ukrainian turncoat now working for the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea has been added to the United States’ sanctions list for his role in the abduction and savage torture of Rinat Paralamov in September 2017