ECHR finds Ukraine breached the right to life over Maidan killing and multiple other violations
Almost exactly seven years after the first deaths of Euromaidan activists, including the abduction and savage killing of Yury Verbytsky, the European Court of Human Rights has issued damning judgements
Zelensky gives top post to official involved in storming of Maidan
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made yet another baffling appointmentv, this time naming Oleksandr Kuksa head of a department within the Security Service
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.
Ukrainian prosecutor hurries to acquit judge who persecuted Maidan activists
After almost four years of dragging out the trial of Viktor Kytsiuk, a judge involved in the persecution of Automaidan activists, the Ukrainian prosecutor and court have suddenly begun moving with breath-taking speed
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
From lawyer for pro-Russia Medvedchuk party to running Maidan cases. Disturbing new top appointment in Ukraine
The appointment of a person associated with notorious pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk as Deputy Prosecutor General and reports that is to be in charge of Maidan cases seem another slap in the face to the families of slain Maidan victims, one of many over the last year.
Ukrainian court acquits judge who released Berkut suspected Maidan killer to escape to Russia
The judge who, in September 2014, released under house arrest a former Berkut commander charged with the gunning down of peaceful Maidan protesters has been acquitted of issuing knowingly wrongful court rulings
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
Shock acquittal of Ukrainian judge involved in persecuting Maidan activists
Oksana Tsarevych has been acquitted by a Kyiv court of knowingly passing wrongful rulings during the Euromaidan protests when she stripped at least four Automaidan activists of their driving licences
Suspected Maidan killer released, as notorious judge places activist & ex-MP under house arrest
A judge who gained notoriety under President Viktor Yanukovych for his role in political persecution has placed ex-MP, investigative journalist and Maidan activist Tetyana Chornovol under 24-hour house arrest
Charges against Tetyana Chornovol play to Yanukovych and Russian lies about Maidan
The claim by Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations that its charges against Tetyana Chornovol are not political might have seemed a little more convincing had they not closely followed the argument used by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s defence lawyers
Ukrainian journalist savagely beaten during Euromaidan faced with dubious Maidan “murder” charges
Ukraine’s increasingly controversial State Bureau of Investigations has informed Tetyana Chornovol, a former MP, journalist and victim of a near-fatal attack during Euromaidan that she is under suspicion of murder.
Beaten and jailed Maidan activist Mykola Pasichnyk dies, with justice denied to the end
78-year-old Mykola Pasichnyck died on 26 March 2020, six years after he was beaten on Maidan by Berkut special force officers and then remanded in custody, charged with attacking those same well-trained officers, some 40 years his junior.
Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General moves to reverse progress on solving Maidan crimes
There are various explanations suggested as to why Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has forced Viktor Trepak from his role in charge of the department investigating crimes against Maidan activists, just not the success and efficiency of Maidan investigations
Key suspect in abduction and brutal killing of Maidan activist Yuri Verbytsky arrested
Serhiy Myslyvy is believed to have been one of the government-paid thugs [‘titushki’] behind the abduction of Yuri Verbytsky and well-known journalist, Ihor Lutsenko from a Kyiv hospital on 21 January 2014
Who is behind the campaign to discredit Maidan and turn its victims into perpetrators?
Two major media watchdogs have published studies of a campaign underway in Ukraine to discredit the Revolution of Dignity (the Euromaidan protests) and to push a narrative on Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas which closely follows the Kremlin’s
Kyiv court refuses to detain ex-officer accused of killing & wounding unarmed Maidan activists
Former Omega special force officer Volodymyr Kosenko, who is accused of killing one Maidan activist and wounding another, has been placed under house arrest
Sombre Anniversary with hopes of justice for Maidan victims waning
It is six years since the last and bloodiest days of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan), with the anniversary coming after major upheavals which could jeopardize the fate of most investigations into Maidan crimes
Two suspected Maidan killers return to Ukraine, claiming they’re victims of persecution
Two of the five former Berkut officers suspected of mass shootings on 20 February 2014 have apparently returned to Kyiv, after being released as part of the 29 December 2019 exchange of prisoners
Yanukovych’s lawyer reportedly knew in advance he would get top job in State body investigating Maidan crimes
There are grounds for suspecting that Oleksandr Babikov was not appointed First Deputy Head of the State Bureau of Investigations as the result of a fair competition, with this only compounding the concerns over a conflict of interests given Babikov’s recent role in representing fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych