Out on bail for a million
130 people were released on bail last year, with a record 4 million UAH being paid
Two men imprisoned following confessions made under duress awarded 1 million UAH in compensation
The court awarded damages over the unlawful actions of detective inquiry and criminal investigation bodies, the prosecutors office and the court
Innocent Luhansk resident spent more than three years in prison
Serhiy Lesnyak is now seeking compensation from the State after a mistake made by the criminal investigation unit, the prosecutors office and the court cost him 3 years and 4 months wrongful imprisonment
Welcome to the Rule of Law!
Court terminates criminal investigation against civic activist Vladim Hladchuk
Vadim Hladchuk released
A first victory at appeal level in this case which has sparked concern among human rights defenders that some old and decidedly rotten tactics might be returning
The Same “No!” to old tactics
A young civic activist calling for transparency in Ukraines Tender Chamber activities has been remanded in custody on suspicion of committing a crime two years ago, few of the specific details of which have been revealed. Not surprisingly, human rights defenders are sounding alarm bells
The officers somewhat excelled themselves
This week the Kyiv Appeal Court passed sentence in the case involving the abduction of journalist Oleksy Podolsky. Those who carried out the crime which bears much in common with the abduction and murder of Georgy Gongadze, were sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Court declares Lutsenko a “free man”
The Podilsky District Court in Kyiv has suspended the criminal investigation by the Prosecutor General against the leader of the civic movement “Narodna samooborona” [“Peoples Self-Defence”] in order to ascertain the legitimacy of the grounds for launching such an investigation..
Yevhen Zakharov: There are grounds for assuming political motives over the situation with Lutsenko
Following the inexplicable search carried out by the prosecutors office today of the home of Yury Lutsenko, leader of the civic movement “Narodna samooborona” [“Peoples Self-Defence”], human rights defenders are concerned that the actions being taken may have political grounds
Attempt on the life of Natalya Kovalyova
The Head of the review commission of the Federal national-cultural autonomy “Ukrainians in Russia”, Natalya Kovalyova, was brutally assaulted in Tula
Prosecutor criticizes infringements by the Vinnytsa region MIA and Penal Department
The Vinnytsa Region Prosecutors office reports infringements in holding detained individuals, convicted prisoners, and those remanded in custody.
Over the last year Ukrainians have become three times as likely to complain to human rights groups about the actions of law enforcement officers
This new interactive textbook "Human Rights and the Police", to be piloted in September, should provide practical guidance and training for future police officers on how to treat people they detain
Court decision on illegal detention
The Ordzhonikidzevskiy district court of Kharkiv considered the complaint of advocate G. Tokarev against the detention of his client. The detention was acknowledged to be illegal. The court resolution is accompanied with the KhG commentary
Appeal to the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada
The Ukrainian Helsinki union protests against persecution of opposition and use of law enforcement organs as a tool for the political struggle.
Militia colonel has found another victim?
Public activists are persecuted and beaten by law-enforcers in Kharkiv.
Students are detained without explanations.
Three men turned to the Podilskiy center of human rights, who asked to protect their rights in connection with the cases of violation by militiamen of the prohibition to collect information about a person without his/her consent.
On 21 June 2004 the Appeal court of the Crimean Republic issued the decision, which would become a precedent in the sphere of application of administrative arrest
The decision concerns one of the most neglected spheres of right: detention for the commitment of an administrative offence
Violent disappearances in Byelorussia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine – the community can stop them!
On 17-18 June the international public hearings “Violent disappearances in Byelorussia, Russian Federation and Ukraine” were conducted in the conference hall of the Supreme Rada in Kyiv.
Campaign concerning the brutal violations of human rights in the case of O. Nechaev
The appeal of the Kharkov group for human rights protection to the state agencies of Ukraine about the case of A. Nechaev.