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28.01.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia hurls threats as Crimean Tatars call on world to join their peaceful March of Dignity to Crimea

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people has set dates for its March of Dignity against Violence and Occupation from mainland Ukraine to Russian-occupied Crimea and is calling on members of international organizations to join them in their non-violent return to their homeland | detail

28.01.2020     The right to life

Crimean Tatar political prisoner’s life on the line, with Russia denying medical care

Server Zekiryaev has a tumour which may be malignant, yet his Russian captors are refusing to even get him a proper medical examination | detail

27.01.2020     The right to life

Experts confirm Russian enforcement officers killed 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

Independent experts have concluded that 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka, a world-renowned veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, died as the result of excessive violence by Russian enforcement officers who arrested her | detail

27.01.2020     The right to life

Key suspect in savage murder of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk detained in Bulgaria

It seems likely that the arrest of Oleksiy Moskalenko (Levin) is linked with a mass operation in Kherson oblast on 20 January and the laying of new charges against another suspect, Ihor Pavlovsky. | detail

24.01.2020     The right to liberty and security

14-year sentences because Russia needed a Ukrainian saboteur show trial to justify annexing Crimea

The whereabouts have finally been learned of 55-year-old Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov (43) given horrifically long sentences for refusing to ‘confess’ to an implausible ‘sabotage plot’ in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

24.01.2020     Freedom of expression

Ukraine proposes to fight ‘disinformation’ using dangerously undemocratic methods

The proposed bill on fighting disinformation, put forward by Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, has elicited critical responses from media experts who say it envisages a dangerous level of interference in journalist activities and gives huge scope for restrictions of fundamental freedom | detail

23.01.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia releases two Ukrainian political prisoners yet imposes new sentences

Nuri Primov and Rustem Vaitov are on their way home to Crimea after being imprisoned in Russia for five years for their religious and political views | detail

23.01.2020     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar TV ATR on brink of closing because Ukraine cuts funding

The only Crimean Tatar TV channel in the world is facing a new threat to its existence, this time posed not by the Russian occupiers of Crimea, but by the Ukrainian authorities | detail

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

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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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