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22.01.2020     Court practices

Notorious Kyiv judge fully reinstated despite high-profile judicial corruption scandal

Judges from Kyiv’s District Administrative Court have re-elected Pavlo Vovk president, despite compelling evidence of serious judicial corruption and rigged court rulings | detail

22.01.2020     News from the CIS countries

Russian defender of Ukraine and the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages jailed on charges of ’justifying terrorism’

Darya Polyudova, a 30-year-old Russian left-wing activist who has tirelessly spoken out against Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and political persecution of Ukrainians, has been arrested and is facing a long sentence | detail

21.01.2020     Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Outrage in Ukraine as Yanukovych lawyer appointed first deputy head of body investigating Maidan crimes

The appointment of Oleksandr Babikov to the second highest post in the State Bureau of Investigations is deeply disturbing given the clear conflict of interest that his recent defence of former President Yanukovych presents | detail

21.01.2020     The right to liberty and security

Russia seizes Ukrainian on ‘treason’ charges for pro-Ukraine position in occupied Crimea

41-year-old Ivan Yatskin was taken prisoner by the Russian FSB in October 2019, and taken to the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow | detail

20.01.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukraine axes English & Crimean Tatar TV to launch risky Russian channel for occupied Donbas and Crimea

While few would dispute the need for Ukraine’s voice to counter the mass Russian and pro-Russian propaganda in occupied territory, there are doubts about how this is being done, and also whether it was really necessary to axe the valuable service provided by UATV | detail

20.01.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukrainian journalist banned from Russian-occupied Crimea for reporting on repression

Taras Ibragimov has been prohibited from entering occupied Crimea and Russia for an incredible 34 years, which is how the Russian FSB treat Ukrainian journalists who write about Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian victims of persecution under Russian occupation | detail

17.01.2020     The right to liberty and security

Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’ jails 23-year-old Ukrainian student for social media ‘likes’ and pro Ukraine views

One of the many hostages held by the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ who was not freed on 29 December 2019 was 23-year-old Serhiy Rusinov | detail

17.01.2020     The right to a fair trial

Crimean Tatar activist confirms he gave absurd ‘confessions’ under torture

55-year-old Yunus Masharipov has told a Russian-controlled court in Yalta that he was tortured into ‘confessing’ on video to crimes he never committed | detail

16.01.2020     Politics and human rights

Putin has declared war, but not just against Ukraine, with his proposed constitutional changes

Putin’s inclusion of notorious Russian writer / Donbas fighter Zakhar Prylepin in a working group on constitutional changes is a grave affront to all Ukrainians, however the changes Putin is planning, especially with respect to its occupation of Crimea, are likely to have even more serious ramifications for Ukraine | detail

16.01.2020     Against torture and ill-treatment

Ukrainian prisoners savagely beaten after complaining of torture

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group lawyers and monitors have been blocked from entering Oleksiivska Correctional Colony No. 25 in Kharkiv since a believed punitive operation on 8 January against prisoners who had complained of torture | detail

15.01.2020     The right to liberty and security

Russian-controlled Donbas militants finally free severely disabled pensioner but not her invalid son

71-year-old Zinaida Maltseva spent 19 months imprisoned in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ despite the lack of any grounds and her severe disability, which makes it impossible for her to walk without a wheelchair or crutches | detail

15.01.2020     Interethnic relations

Israeli and Ukrainian media report fake anti-Semitic ‘pogrom’ in Ukraine

On 11 January 2020, the Israeli publication Yeshiva World News posted a supposed news report about a shocking anti-Semitic attack in Uman. There was no pogrom, yet within hours ‘the story’ had been repeated as though it were established fact by other Israeli, Ukrainian and Russian media | detail

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15.01.2020     Terrorism

Accountability for international crimes committed in Ukraine between 2014–2018

Civil organisations “Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group” and Shore of Peace (Lutsk) presents this review containing a variety of information about the alleged crimes committed during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine between 2014–2019. KHPG and SP find that the crimes enumerated in this communication constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC. | detail

11.01.2020     Against torture and ill-treatment

Seventh Periodic Report of Ukraine on Implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The Shadow Report of the KHPG represents the answers to almost all 42 issues of the UN Committee against Torture. | detail

06.01.2020     The right to liberty and security

Russia jails Ukrainian activist for opposing annexation of Crimea & denies him even religious rights

Oleh Prykhodko is not only illegally held prisoner in Russian-occupied Crimea on highly implausible ‘terrorism’ charges, but is also being prevented from seeing a Ukrainian priest. According to his lawyer, Nazim Sheikhmambet, Prykhodko has twice been stopped from having such visits. | detail

31.12.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

If Crimea is Ukraine, then take real measures to defend Crimean Tatar political prisoners

Failure to defend the huge number of Crimean Tatar political prisoners is tantamount to betrayal, as a major factor in Russia’s persecution has been Crimean Tatars’ unwavering identification with Ukraine, and the role many have played in highlighting rights violations | detail

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