On 3 August the 50th anniversary of the revolt was celebrated in Volyn.
More than 180 citizens visited the Public reception office of the Center for human rights protection of the association "Public initiatives" (Kirovograd) since April 2003.
The aim of the project "Training in self-rule" is to spread the experience of Mirgorod territorial community in the sphere of protecting and lobbying the interests of the community.
On 29 July 2003 the round table was held in the framework of the project "You must know your rights" with the purpose of making public the results of the monitoring of the publications about the violations of human rights.
15.12.03 | Oleksandr Koval, Uzhgorod
On 31 July the round table was conducted in Uzhgorod. The participants of the round table summed up the results of the project "Election and political processes". They elaborated some comments on the existing situation and propositions on the improvement of this situation.
15.12.03 | Inna Sukhorukova, Kharkov
Why unhealthy recruits are enlisted to the army? The analysis of some normative acts concerning the conscription.
15.12.03 | Ludmila Kucherenko, Poltava
The Poltava town authorities prohibited two meetings: The commemoration meeting devoted to the victims of the famine of 1933 and The meeting, at which the Lubny dwellers demanded from the authorities to work off their high salaries and to obey the law.
15.12.03 | Nikolay Timofeev, Kirovograd
The upkeep conditions in the special penitentiary establishments of Kirovograd do not meet the requirements of the Ukrainian Constitution and the European committee against torture. The work of the preliminary prisons was suspended in several districts of the oblast.
Sexual discrimination in Ukraine deprives women of the opportunity to work, and the Ukrainian government does nothing for the improvement of the situation, reads the report of "Human Rights Watch".
A court prohibited journalists the audio and video record of a trial, since "the case was not interesting for public".
15.12.03 | Volodymir Shcherbachenko, Olena Kolesnik, Lugansk
On 6 August 2003 the preliminary court talk took place in the connection with the claim handed by the special department of the oblast militia directorate against K. Reutskiy and the weekly "Vecherniy Lugansk", where the article by Reutskiy was published. Reutskiy described the problematic situation, which existed between him and the special militia department. The militia demands the refutation and apologies.
On 16 July the officers of the court distrained upon the property of "TTV", a private Kirovograd TV company.
15.12.03 | Mykola Korobko, Krivoy Rog
Valentina Krivda, a freelance correspondent of the all-Ukrainian weekly "Shliakh Peremogi", still cannot get the accreditation in the Krivoy Rog town council.
The mother of Igor Goncharov, reckons that the investigating officers are guilty of the death of her son. The advocates are now compiling the necessary documents and are resolved to turn to the European Court.
15.12.03 | Vasyl Girskiy, Chernivtsy
On 21 July the Sadgirskiy local court condemned three former officers of the Chernivtsy town militia precinct, who last year mutilated a young dweller of Chernivtsy.
On 15 July the Youth Rukh and Youth Nationalistic Congress made public the appeal to the militia directorates of the Rivne and Volyn oblasts, demanding to explain the actions of law-enforcing organs and to apologize to the participants of the camp "Proshchanitsa-2003".
On 11 July the special squads of militia attacked the youth historical camp "Proshchanitsa-2003" that studied the events connected with the Polish-Ukrainian conflict during the WW2. The law-enforcers also did not permit the Ukrainian patriots to take part in the official commemorative meeting devoted to these events.
Mykola Tomenko commented the appearance of new "temniks", which were sent by journalists to the Parliamentary committee in charge of the freedom of speech and information.