Bankova Prisoner: Serhiy Nuzhnenko

31-year-old Serhiy Nuzhnenko works in retail and is an avid photographer. Over a number of years he has worked on a voluntary basis taking photos of the children in different children’s homes | detail

Visits 2096

Bankova Prisoners: Yury Bolotov

40-year-old Yury Bolotov is a private businessman, and the former director of the rock group Okean Elza. He is married with two children. His wife and friends stress that he is very much a family man and not engaged in politics | detail

Visits 2283

Bankova Prisoner: Vladislav Zahorovko

38-year-old driver Vladislav Zahorovko [or Zagorovko] is married with three children, the youngest an infant. He is the only breadwinner of the family. Amnesty Internaitonal in Ukraine reports that he urgently requires an operation following injuries seemingly inflicted by the riot police on Dec 1 | detail

Visits 2196

Bankova Prisoner: Mykola Lazarevsky

23-year-old Mykola Lazarevsky is an architectural student and an artist. There is video footage showing him being beaten by Berkut riot police and absolutely no evidence of any involvement in the disturbances | detail

Visits 2176

Bankova Prisoner: Gennady Cherevko

41-year-old Gennady Cherevko is from Lubny (Poltava oblast), and little is known about him except that he is married, with two children and not involved in politics at all. And that he was badly beaten by the Berkut riot police and then remanded in custody for 2 months. No evidence was provided to justify this | detail

Visits 2163

Road Control journalist becomes latest "Bankova Prisoner"

On Dec 6, Road Control [Dorozhny Kontrol] journalist Amdriy Dzyndzya was remanded in custody for 2 months accused of involvement in the disturbances on Bankova St on Dec 1. He becomes the latest of at least 10 people whose detention raises very serious concerns | detail

Visits 4968

Road Control journalist detained

In a move which is either badly mistimed or deliberately chosen to spark trouble, the police have detained Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya and an MP’s assistant and are refusing to allow lawyers or MPs in to see them raising fears that the men may have been beaten | detail

Visits 2668

Berkut’s Victims

While attention has deservedly been paid to the excessive use of force which the Berkut riot police have applied against peaceful protesters, other measures, including the worrying detention and criminal charges against 9 demonstraters are also aimed at crushing the protest and are equally unacceptable. | detail

Visits 3010

Hundreds Injured in Kiev as Riot Police Crack Down

“Ukraine is going through serious civil unrest,” saidRachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “No matter how difficult the situation becomes, police shouldn’t be beating people who pose no threat.” | detail

Visits 2479

No will to investigate harassment of journalists

The Institute for Mass Information reports that of the 21 high-profile cases linked with obstruction of journalists’ work, the Prosecutor General’s Office has shown will to prosecute those responsible in only one | detail

Visits 1929

No Provoking a State of Emergency

If the clashes provoked by masked young men on Sunday were aimed at justifying imposition of a state of emergency, they will encounter major difficulties. As well as clear evidence of deliberate provocation, there are also legislative hurdles. | detail

Visits 2320

Notorious provocateur Korchynsky behind the Presidential Administration violence

“Korchyns’ky is widely considered an agent provocateur, and his "Bratstvo" already took part in several actions that were meant to provoke police suppression of peaceful protests | detail

Visits 2218

Deliberate attempt to provoke disturbances?

Extremely worrying reports are coming through suggesting attempts to provoke disturbances during the huge and peaceful EuroMaidan demonstration now underway in Kyiv. The civic initiative OZON warns of a suspicious lack of police officers where they are needed, leaving provocateurs a free hand. | detail

Visits 2424

Ivano-Frankivsk EuroMaidan organizer brutally assaulted

In Ivano-Frankivsk EuroMaidan organizer, Maxim Kytsyuk was brutally attacked. He was set upon by three men at around three a.m on Nov 30 and received head and leg injuries. | detail

Visits 2046

Ternopil activist Volodymyr Khanas brutally beaten

Our colleague, Volodymyr Khanas, who has been active in the EuroMaidan demonstrations, is in hospital after being brutally beaten in his native Ternopil | detail

Visits 1862

Growing anger and pitiful attempts by Ukraine’s leaders to shift the blame

Both Yanukovych and prime minister Azarov have tried to absolve themselves of any responsibility. There are, however, signs of schism within the Party of the Regions with three MPs – Bohoslovska, Zhvania and Tihipko – having left the party faction in protest. | detail

Visits 1912

Нотатки для прокурора, або Як фабрикують матеріали кримінальної справи, а прокуратура мовчить

Ми отримали листа від засудженого Володимира Бордуна, в якому він детально, посилаючись на матеріали кримінальної справи, описує притягнення його до кримінальної відповідальності – як у ОВК № 25 він отримав додаткові 3 роки позбавлення волі за 75 днів до закінчення 15-річного терміну покарання. | detail

Visits 3321

Європейський суд: до ув’язненого на Харківщині застосовувались катування

Ув’язнений став жертвою катувань через відмову доносити на інших засуджених. Про це йдеться у рішенні Європейського суду з прав людини в справі «Савенко проти України». | detail

Visits 2108

Зразкова Олексіївська ВК № 25: тортури, знущання, фабрикація кримінальних справ…

Що ж потрібно зробити для припинення тортур і жорстокого поводження в Олексіївській колонії № 25? Невже обов’язково оприлюднити відео як доказ тортур, а потім масово виходити на вулицю й вимагати припинити безладдя та знущання над людьми, багаторічне і криваве?! | detail

Visits 6406

Без вини винуваті: «Володимир Панасенко. Довічне позбавлення волі» (анонс)

17 вересня об 11:00 у приміщенні ІА ZIK (м. Львів, вул. Вороного, 3, 2 поверх) в рамках прес-конференції відбудеться прем’єра документального фільму, присвяченого кримінальній справі Володимира Панасенка. | detail

Visits 1828

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