Yury Verbytsky sustained horrific injuries
While the official cause of abducted EuroMaidan activist Yury Verbytsky’s death was hyperthermia, the list of his injuries makes it clear that those who left him in the Boryspil Forest outside Kyiv must have understood that they were leaving him to die.
Activist facing prosecution for Regions Party boycott campaign
According to Volyn Regional Council deputy Ihor Huz, Maya Moskvych, leader of the youth NGO National Alliance is facing criminal charges over her part in a campaign to boycott Party of the Regions businesses in Lutsk
Chernihiv EuroMaidan activist brutally beaten
Oleksandr Yasenchuk, activist of the Chernihiv EuroMaidan and member of the Prostir Svobody movement was attacked on Sunday night. He is in no doubt that the attack was linked with his civic activities which he has no intention of abandoning
Can a government systematically violating basic constitutional values with impunity be considered legitimate?
Analysis of (non-)observance of the most important democratic values in Ukraine since November 21 2013
Legal aid initiative for EuroMaidan activists
A legal aid contact post has been opened in Ukrainsky Dim [Ukraine House] on European Square in Kyiv. Its aim is to provide assistance to EuroMaidan activists, in particular those whose rights have been violated by the authorities, including the police
EuroMaidan activists and a murky murder investigation in Kherson
Two Kherson EuroMaidan protesters are in custody, accused of killing one police officer and inflicting knife wounds on two others. This is the latest, and most serious, in a number of cases where the version of events presented by the police differs widely from that of those allegedly involved in them and witnesses.
Chornovol investigation descends into "road rage" farce
Tetyana Chornovol’s response to claims that the attack on her was due to road rage because she cut in front of somebody’s car. “ I “cut in front” of Yanukovych and will continue to do so. That is really the only reason for the attack on me.”
UMDPL: Сherkasy police infringed all regulations
Volodymyr Batchaev from the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors of Law Enforcement can see no grounds for most of the detentions in Cherkasy and is scathing in his assessment of police behaviour
Court puts off appeal in case of beaten photographer Maryan Havryliv
The Lviv photographer was photographing the clashes on Hrushevsky St on Jan 22 when he was detained by Berkut riot police, together with other people. Havryliv alleges that he was taken out of the city and beaten, and only after that was he taken to the Obolon police station
Around 20 volunteer medics injured by police on Hrushevsky St
The medical service stresses that the law enforcement officers’ actions against volunteers providing medical aid to wounded activists were unacceptable and in breach of the Geneva Convention
Ukrainian diplomats express solidarity with EuroMaidan protesters
As of Wednesday evening 91 members of Ukrainian diplomatic missions have signed a statement of solidarity with “those who on squares throughout the country are fighting for a better future for Ukraine”
Anti-Semitism on EuroMaidan: Not seen, just heard about
Overt attempts to use anti-Semitism as a propaganda weapon against the EuroMaidan movement have run up against two major hurdles: the facts and a large number of authoritative analysts, historians and human rights activists determined to prevent Ukrainians and the international community from being misled
136 journalists injured since the protests began
The Institute for Mass Information reports that since Nov 21 when the widespread protests in Ukraine began 136 journalists have been injured either while carrying out their work or as the result of their journalist activities.
SBU finds plans to “seize power” in opposition party’s server
Both the police and security service [SBU] have effectively accused the opposition Batkivshchyna of planning the Kyiv protests in advance [as per the Interior Ministry] or, in the SBU rendition “carrying out actions aimed at seizing state power”
Strasbourg gives priority consideration to EuroMaidan protester’s application
Igor Sirenko asserts that he was beaten up by special police units during a violent dispersal of protesters and then unlawfully detained on 30 November 2013
Uncompromising commitment to police state tactics
Western reports of major concessions from Yanukovych are misleading. It is excellent that the Jan 16 anti-protest laws were revoked, however repressive police measures had already been slipped in through ministerial or Cabinet of Ministers decrees, and the president then played a key role in hijacking the adoption of a real amnesty law
EuroMaidan SOS: At least 35 people missing
The civic initiative EuroMaidan SOS reports that as of 16.00 on Feb 1 the whereabouts of at least 35 people from different cities in Ukraine are unknown. This is without taking into account those whom its activists have found in hospital or police stations.
Ongoing dodgy methods used to take away activists’ driving licenses
At least one of the judges (Oksana Tsarevych) now stripping journalists and AutoMaidan activists of their licenses on the basis of falsified documentation has previously been involved in the politically motivated trials of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko
New menacing threats against civic activist
A Crimean lawyer and civic activist has become the latest victim of a dangerous hate campaign directed against EuroMaidan supporters and civic activists. It is especially ominous that the scarcely concealed threats implicit are so closely linked with recent government attempt to bring in draconian legislation against protesters and civic organizations in general.