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14.06.2019

Council of Europe’s reinstated Russian delegation would likely include illegal ‘deputies’ from occupied Crimea

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s capitulation to Russian demands will likely result in a Russian delegation including supposed ‘deputies’ from illegally annexed Ukrainian Crimea | detail

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14.06.2019

Openly illegal prosecution for a Facebook repost of another Crimean Tatar woman activist

Gulsum Alieva, a young Crimean Solidarity activist, was detained for several hours on 11 June and is now facing administrative prosecution over a Facebook repost | detail

Visits 606
13.06.2019

Ukrainian turncoat behind persecution of Crimean Tatar rights activist told by prosecutor what he ‘can’t remember’

Alexander Kompaneitsev, a former SBU officer who breached his oath to Ukraine and now works for Russia’s FSB, is known to have been directly behind a believed attempt to abduct Emir Usein Kuku and threats and torture of other political prisoners | detail

Visits 542
13.06.2019

Zelensky removes top official who opposed illegal appointment of Bohdan as Head of Presidential Administration

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has replaced the Deputy Justice Minister Serhiy Petukhov as head of an official delegation after the latter publicly insisted that Andriy Bohdan, the man chosen to head the President’s Administration is prohibited by law because of his role under Yanukovych from holding public office | detail

Visits 1258
12.06.2019

Persecution for independent rulings? Ukrainian judge who refused to imprison Saakashvili dismissed

Although the High Council of Justice’s dismissal of Judge Larisa Tsokol purportedly has nothing to do with her refusal to place former Georgian President and Ukrainian opposition politician Mikheil Saakashvili under house arrest, there seem very real grounds for concern | detail

Visits 446
12.06.2019

Nearly one third of Russians would like Russia to annex Ukrainian Donbas

A Levada Centre poll published on 11 June 2019 has found the highest support for Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts “becoming a part of the Russian Federation since March – April 2014 | detail

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11.06.2019

Russia arrests & terrorizes entire Crimean Tatar families a day after denying persecution at International Court

The Russian FSB has carried out new armed searches and arrests of Crimean Tatars, with an elderly mother, whose second son has been taken from her, threatened with a pistol and told that the FSB will get around to shooting them all | detail

Visits 2074
11.06.2019

“Will they arrest children next?” Gravely ill political prisoner speaks out for other victims; Amnesty International for him

Despite his own life-threatening medical condition, 58-year-old Edem Bekirov’s message to the Russian-controlled court in Crimea on 6 June was about the regime’s mounting repression that had just intensified against women activists | detail

Visits 480
10.06.2019

“Fatal blow” feared to fighting corruption in Ukraine after shock Constitutional Court ruling

NABU has reacted with outrage to another judgement issued by the CCU on 5 June, and positively accuses the Court of having legalized money embezzled from state enterprises and removed an effective method for countering corrupt setup | detail

Visits 832
10.06.2019

Russia sentences Ukrainian seized in Crimea to 10.5 years for ‘spying’ on the FSB

32-year-old Kostyantin Davydenko has been convicted by the Russian-controlled Crimean High Court of supposed ‘spying’ after a totally secret ‘trial’ and nothing to substantiate the charges but a videoed ‘confession’ given while totally under FSB control | detail

Visits 451
09.06.2019

Ukrainian Court Sentences Five Men In Activist’s Death Following Acid Attack

A court in Ukraine’s eastern Dnipropetrovsk region has sentenced five men to prison terms in the high-profile case surrounding the death of anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk | detail

Visits 287
07.06.2019

New convoy of Russian military trucks caught entering Ukraine by night

Since the convoy of military trucks were travelling by night on an unpaved road where there is no official border crossing, it seems safe to conclude that Russia did not want either the trucks themselves, or what they were carrying to be seen | detail

Visits 2865
07.06.2019

Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

New armed searches by FSB and special force officers have been carried out of the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Sevastopol, with one man, Viktor Stashevsky, arrested and facing a possible 10-year sentence for his faith | detail

Visits 735
07.06.2019

Arrest Of Prominent Russian Investigative Journalist On Drug Charges Sparks Condemnation, Protests

Russian and international journalists and rights organizations have rushed to defend Ivan Golunov, who has gained prominence for his investigations into alleged corruption | detail

Visits 231
06.06.2019

How many victims needed for Ukraine to finally prosecute for war crimes?

In the sixth year since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas, Ukraine’s legislation can still not adequately punish perpetrators of horrific crimes against humanity and war crimes | detail

Visits 1025
06.06.2019

Crimean Tatar sentenced to 4 years in Russia’s new attack on legal Ukrainian organization

The Kirovsky District Court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced Edem Kadyrov to four years’ imprisonment and a further year’s restricted liberty for allegedly belonging to the Asker (or Noman Çelebicihan) volunteer battalion | detail

Visits 408
05.06.2019

Russia denies abducted Ukrainian student vital medical care

Russia is ignoring the European Court of Human Rights and Pavlo Hryb’s potentially life-threatening medical condition, and is also preventing him from seeing his lawyer | detail

Visits 1261
05.06.2019

Russia’s ‘justification’ for MH17 and other surreal moments at the International Court of Justice

The latest round of hearings is underway before the International Court of Justice at the Hague in Ukraine’s suit against Russia over alleged violations of two international conventions | detail

Visits 1458
04.06.2019

Council of Europe looks set to cave in to Russian blackmail

On the same day that Russia challenged the jurisdiction of a second UN tribunal whose orders it is flouting, the Council of Europe’s Rules Committee adopted a draft resolution which could open the door to removing the sanctions imposed after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea | detail

Visits 1172
04.06.2019

Ukrainian political prisoner driven crazy by Russian torture declares hunger strike in despair

Russia’s abduction, torture and imprisonment in total isolation for 10 months did grave damage to Stanislav Klykh’s psychological state, however it is the sense of being forgotten and abandoned in Russian captivity now that has become unendurable and prompted his hunger strike | detail

Visits 747
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