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19.03.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Siemens collaboration with Russia helps Putin to further militarize Crimea

Mustafa Dzhemilev is convinced that Putin knows that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was a bad mistake. For the moment, however, he’s still on propaganda drives with the one for the fifth anniversary, unfortunately, aided by Germany’s Siemens | detail

19.03.2019     The right to life

Russian occupiers are doing everything to kill imprisoned Crimean Tatar amputee

As if it were not enough to effectively abduct and imprison Edem Bekirov on charges which his disability and serious illnesses make simply preposterous, Russia is now placing the 58-year-old Crimean Tatar’s life in danger through inappropriate medication and 24-hour incarceration in appalling conditions | detail

19.03.2019     News from the CIS countries

Russia: Jailing of Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiev leaves justice in the gutter

Amnesty International: The four-year prison sentence slapped on Oyub Tititev is an affront to human rights, reason, and justice | detail

18.03.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia State Duma Speaker demands compensation from Ukraine for ‘annexing’ Crimea

Five years after Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, Russian State Duma Speaker Viacheslav Volodin has claimed it was Ukraine that annexed Crimea and should pay ‘compensation’ | detail

18.03.2019     Freedom of expression

Draft law in Ukraine to criminalize ‘fake news’ condemned as censorship & attempt to silence media

The bill comes just after the adoption of an extremely dangerous law on ‘fake news’ just passed in Russia and could, human rights NGOs warn, be used as an instrument for censorship and pressure on the media | detail

18.03.2019     News from the CIS countries

Russia: Court to decide on sham case against Chechnya’s leading human rights defender Oyub Titiev

If Oyub Titiev is sent to prison, it will demonstrate the Russian authorities’ total disregard for human rights and the rule of law in Chechnya - Natalia Prilutskaya, Amnesty International’s Russia Researcher | detail

15.03.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

‘Closed for Destruction’: Russia is digging up 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace

Video footage has shown new details of Russia’s wanton destruction of the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, with ordinary workers carrying out ‘excavation’ work, without any attempt to record and preserve artefacts found | detail

15.03.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia breaks all records in Crimea with level of persecution of 8 Crimean Tatars

The FSB have suddenly changed the indictment against more Crimean Tatar political prisoners arrested for their faith and involvement in the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative | detail

14.03.2019     Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Ukrainian National Guard general accused of coordinating bloody Maidan dispersal

Volodymyr Hrynyak is suspected of involvement in organizing the deliberate killing of Maidan protests on 18 February, 2014, making it baffling that he continues to hold high office | detail

13.03.2019     The right to liberty and security

In an important first, UN spells out that Russia is holding 24 Ukrainian Prisoners of War

In its first quarterly report since Russia’s attack on three Ukrainian naval ships near Crimea, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has clearly stated that Russia is in breach of international humanitarian law and that the 24 Ukrainians seized on 25 November 2018 are prisoners of war | detail

13.03.2019     The right to a fair trial

Ukraine found in violation of the prohibition of torture over treatment of life prisoners

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a crucial judgement slamming Ukraine’s treatment of people sentenced to life imprisonment and ordering the Ukrainian government to reform a system that gives life prisoners no hope of release | detail

12.03.2019     News from the CIS countries

Putin signs law to stop soldiers divulging proof for the Hague about Russia’s war against Ukraine

Had the law now passed been in force in July 2014, crucial information about the secret transportation to Ukraine of a Russian BUK missile carrier and its use in downing  Malaysian Airliner MH17 would have never come to light | detail

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19.02.2019     Interethnic relations

The Facts about Anti-Semitism in Ukraine that Russia doesn’t want known

There have been no acts of anti-Semitic violence in Ukraine over the last two years and relatively little anti-Semitic vandalism.  This lack of news would not be worth reporting if it wasn’t for the constant claims that the opposite is true, as well as evidence that paid provocateurs have been used to simulate hate crimes | detail

15.02.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia brings terror to more Crimean Tatar families

After the latest armed searches and arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea, three more Crimean Tatars have joined Russia’s long list of Ukrainian political prisoners and five children have been left without their fathers, bringing the number of Russia’s smallest Crimean victims to well over 100 | detail

14.02.2019     Against torture and ill-treatment

Assessment of the activity of the National Police of Ukraine by polling public opinion (summary of the national report)

The research was conducted by the Kharkiv Institute for Social Researches under a joint project with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group “Fight against torture, ill-treatment and impunity in Ukraine” with the support of the European Union. | detail

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