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About coronavirus in correctional colonies in Ukraine

The outbreak of disease among convicts will be very ripping. It will not be a small fire that can be controlled, and not even a blaze in the house. It will be a great tragedy – a huge fire of the highest degree of danger that will capture everyone. | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar journalist Remzi Bekirov faces 20-year sentence for reporting repression

Remzi Bekirov annoyed the Russian FSB by reporting on political persecution in Crimea. and they came for him also | детальніше

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Historian of the Soviet Terror dies in a Russian Prison

Sergei Koltyrin has died in a prison hospital in Russia, less than a year after being sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on dubious charges | детальніше

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Ukrainian whistle-blower MP faces criminal probe after reporting high-level corruption

First reports had seemed like an early April Fool’s Day joke, but, unfortunately, proved to be true – the criminal investigation launched was over MP Geo Leros’ publication of incriminating recordings, rather than the apparent corruption that the recordings showed | детальніше

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Beaten and jailed Maidan activist Mykola Pasichnyk dies, with justice denied to the end

78-year-old Mykola Pasichnyck died on 26 March 2020, six years after he was beaten on Maidan by Berkut special force officers and then remanded in custody, charged with attacking those same well-trained officers, some 40 years his junior. | детальніше

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61-year-old Crimean activist jailed for his pro-Ukraine views to go on trial in Russia

The trial is shortly to begin in Russia of 61-year-old Ukrainian Oleh Prykhodko on charges almost certainly linked with his pro-Ukrainian views and unconcealed opposition to Russian occupation | детальніше

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5 years of torment for mother of Ukrainian POW seized by Russian-controlled Luhansk militants

Roman Onishchuk was taken prisoner by militants of the Russian proxy ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ in June 2015, and there has been virtually no information about him since | детальніше

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Ukraine’s Parliament abolishes agricultural land moratorium

The move was a condition for continued cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and widely advocated by, among others, human rights groups, but also very widely opposed | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar human rights activist faces 20-year sentence for refusing to be silenced

Riza Izetov is one of the 23 Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists seized by the Russian FSB on 27 March 2019 and imprisoned on fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges | детальніше

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Chief prosecutor in Handziuk murder investigation removed just as progress reached

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has removed Viktor Trepak, the only head of the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk under whom real progress was made | детальніше

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Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General moves to reverse progress on solving Maidan crimes

There are various explanations suggested as to why Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has forced Viktor Trepak from his role in charge of the department investigating crimes against Maidan activists, just not the success and efficiency of Maidan investigations | детальніше

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25 Crimean Tatar activists charged with trying to violently overthrow Russia through their words

Six years after Russia invaded and annexed Ukrainian Crimea, its FSB has charged 25 Crimean Tatar political prisoners with “planning a violent seizure of power and change in Russia’s constitutional order” | детальніше

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Dismissed Prosecutor General condemns baseless criminal charges against Poroshenko

Ukraine’s charges against the ex-President are no less surreal | детальніше

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An end to high-level protection for the killers of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk?

Ukrainian prosecutors tried twice to capture Oleksiy Levin, a key suspect in the savage murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, after the first attempt was thwarted by a mole within the enforcement agencies who tipped Levin off. | детальніше

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Putin prohibits Ukrainians from owning land in Russian-annexed Crimea

This effectively strips Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians who have not taken Russian citizenship of their land rights . | детальніше

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Russia brings show trials by quota and nationality to occupied Crimea

One of the Stalinist echoes in Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea has been seen in the use of political trials in which the choice of ‘defendants’ appears to be entirely arbitrary. | детальніше

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Russia brings insane criminal charges against Crimean Tatar leader for supporting Ukraine

There are glaring flaws in the new ‘prosecution’ which seems clearly aimed at anti-Mejlis propaganda in the run-up to the peaceful March of Dignity on Crimea planned for 2 May | детальніше

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Zelensky fires adviser who condemned legalization of Russian-controlled Donbas militants

Geo Leros was dismissed from his position as adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky less than 24 hours after an interview in which the people’s deputy (MP) criticized a recent agreement provisionally reached in Minsk | детальніше

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Osman Arifmemetov, Crimean Solidarity journalist imprisoned for his words in Russian-occupied Crimea

Arifmemetov reacted to the mounting number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea by reporting on repression and helping its victims. Then the FSB came for him | детальніше

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