Imitating Response to Attack on Freedom of Conscience
If Viktor Yanukovych’s official response to the pressure on the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and its clergy was supposed to reduce the negative fallout, it failed
Video found which shows Berkut beating up Yury Lutsenko
Journalists have found video footage which gives the lie to Interior Ministry claims and shows clearly that it was Berkut riot police who beat and seriously injured former Interior Minister and political prisoner Yury Lutsenko
Police doctor media videos to incriminate opposition
In its presentation to foreign diplomats on Jan 13 the Interior Ministry used its video footage as well as that of other media, editing the material as it pleased and adding its own additional text in an attempt to incriminate the opposition.
Repression over AutoMaidan hits even those who weren’t there
Serhiy Lukyanchuk, a driver who was not even on the AutoMaidan car procession to the president’s controversial and much guarded residence at Mezhyhirya on Dec 29 has been stripped of his licence for 3 months
Journalists summoned to traffic police over protest at Mezhyhirya
More journalists who took part in a picket of the president’s highly controversial residence at Mezhyhirya on Dec 29 have received summonses to the traffic police.
Culture Ministry threatens Church over prayers on Maidan
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church notes that for the first time in independent Ukraine the Church has been threatened with loss of its legal status
Donbas farmers complain of pressure over their support of EuroMaidan
Farmers from Donetsk who have sent money and food for the Kyiv EuroMaidan have faced questioning from the tax police and accuse the authorities of pressure
Yanukovych’s mysterious guards at Mezhyhirya
During the AutoMaidan car rally protest to Mezhyhirya, the president’s controversial residence was guarded by Berkut officers and a secretive police unit hiding any means of identification
EuroMaidan Forum takes place under siege in Kharkiv
The concluding session of a EuroMaidan Forum took place on Sunday at the Kharkiv Human Rights Group premises following major problems with finding a location and protecting around 200 participants
Faceless Berkut riot police beat up Yury Lutsenko and others
Lutsenko lost consciousness after being brutally beaten when he tried to intervene to prevent bloodshed in the conflict which arose after the verdict was announced in the gravely flawed “Vasylkiv terrorist” trial
Court refuses to release Bankova prisoner Volodymyr Kadura
By leaving AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura in detention, another Kyiv court has refused to apply the amnesty law passed by a constitutional majority and in force since Dec 25.
Weird new charge against Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya
The new charge against the Road Control journalist who remains in detention despite the amnesty law being in force is comical and old, relating to an incident from January last year.
Police on the hunt for “losses” over EuroMaidan
In moves like those used to bring prosecutions over the Tax Code Maidan in 2010, the police have approached at least one business asking it to assess its “losses” due to the EuroMaidan protests
Police pressure on AutoMaidan organizer
Dmytro Bulatov, organizer of the AutoMaidan car rallies which are part of the EuroMaidan protests, has again been summoned by the police, after being told that the case in which he was supposed to be a witness had been closed
The President’s Bankova Prisoners
In a move which makes a farce of the recent amnesty law, a court in Kyiv has heeded objections from the prosecutor and refused to release Yaroslav Prytulenko, one of the 9 “Bankova Prisoners”, detained following the Dec 1 disturbances on Bankova St
New “suspect”, no real investigation into Nov 30 violent dispersing of Maidan
The Prosecutor General’s Office has announced that the head of one of the Kyiv police departments is under suspicion of abuse of power during the events on Nov 30 on Maidan Nezalezhnosti
EuroMaidan activist assaulted in Dnipropetrovsk
Ihor Mashkevych, a Dnipropetrovsk activist who has also been helping collect humanitarian aid for the EuroMaidan in Kyiv was set upon by several assailants and is now in hospital
Criminal charges against Vasylkiv EuroMaidan protester
Serhiy Sabov, one of the activists involved in blocking the departure of coaches carrying special force Tiger officers from Vasylkiv to Kyiv during the night from 9 to 10 Dec has been classified as a suspect in criminal proceedings
Chornovol believes Yanukovych ordered the attack on her
On a day that saw Health Ministry claims that Tetyana Chornovol was able to be discharged from hospital angrily refuted by the journalist and her husband, Chornovol has stated that she considers that the order for her attack came from the president.