Lukashenko plotted to kill Sheremet yet Ukraine has charged people with no motive for his murder
Ukraine’s police have admitted that they knew of a taped conversation potentially linking the violent killing of Pavel Sheremet with the Belarusian KGB back in December 2020,
Prisoner exchanged for Ukrainian hostages gets 17-year sentence in Russian proxy Luhansk ‘republic’
Three years after being released from detention in Kyiv at the militants’ demand, Taras Oleksiyenkoo has become the latest Ukrainian to be ‘sentenced’ by those same militants to 17 years, for supposedly working for the SBU.
11-year sentence demanded against pro-Ukraine activist in Russian-occupied Crimea
The Russian prosecution has demanded an 11-year harsh regime sentence against 63-year-old Oleh Prykhodko although the charges against him were consistently demolished in court, and shown to be flagrantly falsified
Ukraine found in bulk violation of the prohibition of torture over denial of justice to life prisoners
The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously found Ukraine to be in violation of the European Convention’s prohibition of torture over its failure to give life prisoners, some of whom are almost certainly innocent, any hope of a review of their sentence
Savagely beaten Maidan activist Tetyana Chornovol formally charged with a non-existent murder
The anti-corruption investigative journalist, Maidan activist and, later, MP, could, if convicted, face a life sentence on charges which the former chief investigator into crimes during Euromaidan has said he sees no grounds for.
Russia passes grotesque 19-year sentence against head of Crimean Tatar TV ATR
The Russian-occupation ‘Crimean High Court’ has passed a 19-year sentence against Lenur Islyamov, Vice President of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars and the Director of TV ATR
19-year sentence demanded against Crimean Tatar businessman for wanting Russia out of Crimea
The prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has asked for a 19-year sentence against Crimean Tatar businessman and TV ATR General Director Lenur Islyamov for what Russia is claiming was ‘sabotage, separatism and the creation of an illegal armed formation’.
Alibi confirmed of man whose arrest for a child’s murder triggered appalling anti-Roma riots
A second forensic test has confirmed that Mykhailo Chebotar has an alibi for when he is accused of murdering an eight-year-old child. The young man has been in custody since his arrest in August 2016 was used as a pretext for shocking anti-Roma riots in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast).
Ukrainian political prisoner: “I didn’t come to Moscow on a tank. You came to me in Crimea”
Russia’s FSB have accused 63-year-old Oleh Prykhodko of planning serious terrorist attacks, yet they stopped searching his two garages after ‘finding’ explosives in the first garage and saw no need to check why the phone Prykhodko used was registered in somebody else’s name
Court in Ukraine revoke’s Yanukovych’s arrest warrant over Maidan killings
The Kyiv Court of Appeal has revoked an arrest warrant against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych over charges linked with the gunning down of peaceful protesters on Maidan in February 2014
Police summons for Briton who criticized Sheremet murder case as Avakov’s ‘public show’
Three weeks after Glen Grant wrote a highly critical open letter to Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the British military man received a formal summons for questioning
Ukrainian soldier Vitaly Markiv acquitted and freed in Italy!
The nightmare for the young Ukrainian soldier which began on 30 June 2017 is over, but questions should certainly be asked in Italy about he ever came to be arrested and held in custody for three and a half years
Dangerous offensive against lawyer defending Crimean Tatar political prisoners
The formal complaint aimed at getting disciplinary measures brought against Lilya Hemedzhi, and potentially stripping her of her licence, is an attack on all lawyers who properly defend their clients in the political trials that Russia has brought to occupied Crimea .
Viktor Lozinsky, the ex-MP convicted of murder, wins in local elections in Ukraine
While popular support for a person convicted of murder is certainly baffling, other questions are at least as pertinent, not least how Viktor Lozinsky was freed after serving a very small part of his sentence. His case contrasts dramatically to those of a number of prisoners whose life sentences arouse well-founded doubts
Ukrainian life sentence – because they needed to arrest somebody
14 years after a Lviv schoolgirl was killed when a bomb exploded under a local politician’s car, an innocent man is serving a life sentence for the crime, and at least two of the men involved in convicting him have received promotions in post-Maidan Ukraine
Zelensky’s ‘survey – legally questionable and cynically populist
Ukrainians will be asked to do two things on 25 October: to vote in local elections and to take part in a highly dubious ‘questionnaire’ initiated by President Zelensky with five unrelated questions
Ukraine takes vital step towards trial in absentia of suspected Maidan mass killers
The Svyatoshynsky District Court in Kyiv has declared as fugitives three former Berkut officers accused of mass murder during the Maidan protests
Zelensky’s dangerous judicial reform bill puts Ukraine on collision course with IMF and EU
The Council of Europe’s authoritative Venice Commission gave a pretty damning assessment of major elements in President Volodymyr Zelensky’s judicial reform bill last week, although many Ukrainians might be forgiven for thinking the opposite was true.
Over 10 thousand Ukrainians demand that Zelensky dissolves corruption-tainted Kyiv court
The President is the only person able to table a draft bill to dissolve a court which has lost any credibility following judicial corruption scandals and an endless stream of highly dubious rulings
International human rights defenders find critical failings in Italy’s trial & 24-year sentence of Ukrainian soldier Markiv
The independent investigation has highlighted such critical issues as the failure to consider the legal status of the military conflict in Donbas in May 2014 and legitimate doubts about much of the testimony which formed the grounds for the shocking 24-year sentence imposed on Markiv