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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
15.03.2019

Russia breaks all records in Crimea with level of persecution of 8 Crimean Tatars

The FSB have suddenly changed the indictment against more Crimean Tatar political prisoners arrested for their faith and involvement in the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative | detail

Visits 457
04.03.2019

Ukrainian Archbishop Klyment detained in Russian-occupied Crimea on grotesquely absurd charges

Archbishop Klyment, Head of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea was detained on Sunday morning, 3 March, and held in custody till late evening, facing two separate charges of breath-taking cynicism | detail

Visits 2317
28.02.2019

Russia brings charges of ‘planning to violently seize power’ for Crimean Solidarity with political prisoners

There are grounds for suspecting that the added charge of ‘planning to violently seize power’ is punishment for refusal to ‘cooperate’ with the investigators.  | detail

Visits 734
15.02.2019

Russia brings terror to more Crimean Tatar families

After the latest armed searches and arrests in Russian-occupied Crimea, three more Crimean Tatars have joined Russia’s long list of Ukrainian political prisoners and five children have been left without their fathers, bringing the number of Russia’s smallest Crimean victims to well over 100 | detail

Visits 2230
14.02.2019

Russia moves to crush Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Crimea

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has been ordered to vacate the Cathedral of Vladimir and Olga in occupied Simferopol by the beginning of March, with this likely to lead to eight parishes in rural areas also being forced to close | detail

Visits 1702
11.02.2019

Turncoats and torture deployed against Ukrainian Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea

It is no accident that Russia’s censor has begun a new campaign to stifle information about human rights violations in occupied Crimea by trying to force YouTube to delete material about imprisoned human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku and the arrests on 11 February 2016. There is a lot that the FSB, and especially Alexander Kompaneitsev, a notorious Ukrainian turncoat, should want to hide. | detail

Visits 692
08.02.2019

Ukrainian judge persecuted, physically attacked & prevented from joining Anti-Corruption Court after exposing corruption

Since Larysa Holnyk refused to provide a corrupt court ruling and reported the offer, she has faced harassment, prolonged failure to grant her indefinite tenure and a savage attack | detail

Visits 1480
06.02.2019

Dennis Christensen gets 6 years in first Russian sentence of a Jehovah’s Witness since Soviet times

A Russian court in Oryol has sentenced Dennis Christensen to six years’ imprisonment for practising his faith | detail

Visits 1241
05.02.2019

Ukraine shudders as Putin promises to ‘defend’ Ukrainian believers

Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia will “do everything to defend” the rights of believers in Ukraine.  His words, coming almost five years after Moscow began  ‘defending’ the rights of Russians and Russian-believers in both Crimea and Donbas, felt more like a threat than a promise. | detail

Visits 1475
23.01.2019

Four Crimean Tatars sentenced for their faith in Russian occupied Crimea

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has convicted four men of involvement in a peaceful movement which is totally legal in Ukraine, but which Russia has decided to label ‘extremist’ | detail

Visits 1010
21.01.2019

5-year sentence demanded in Russia’s “safari hunt of Muslims” in occupied Crimea

The de facto prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded one real five-year prison term and three suspended sentences in its prosecution of four Crimean Muslims for membership of the entirely peaceful and apolitical Tablighi Jamaat missionary movement | detail

Visits 802
17.01.2019

Russia brings mass prosecutions of believers to occupied Crimea

While Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses are most in danger, believers of other faiths have also faced prosecution for worshiping ’in the wrong place’ or similar | detail

Visits 958
26.12.2018

Donetsk Pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression

Sergey Kosyak, Ukrainian pastor, volunteer and one of the coordinators of the Donetsk Prayer Marathon decided to publish an important book chronicling resistance to Russia’s aggression. | detail

Visits 1153
24.12.2018

Four Crimean Tatar political prisoners get horrifically long sentences for not ‘confessing’ to fake terrorism charges

Two days after the UN General Assembly condemned Russia for violations of human rights in Crimea, a Russian court has sentenced four recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoners to terms of imprisonment from 9 to 17 years | detail

Visits 1370
20.12.2018

Russian prosecutor demands huge sentences “on fantasy charges” for 4 Crimean Tatars

Russia’s second ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir trial’ of Crimean Tatars is drawing to an end with heavy sentences likely despite absurd charges and proof only that all four recognized political prisoners are devout Muslims | detail

Visits 878
17.12.2018

Russia may take revenge for independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church on believers in occupied Crimea

Moscow’s rage at the granting of autocephaly or independent status to a united Ukrainian Orthodox Church is likely to find an outlet in occupied Crimea where the Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has been under pressure since Russia’s annexation | detail

Visits 1056
12.12.2018

Huge crowd greets released Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov

The Crimean Tatar people have become more united by repression, Kurbedinov stressed as he was released after a second imprisonment for the same pre-annexation social media post used as a pretext for ongoing pressure on lawyers defending political prisoners in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 854
07.12.2018

Russia brings Soviet-style repression to occupied Crimea

The number of Russia’s Ukrainian prisoners of war and political prisoners has almost reached 100, and that is without counting well over 100 POWs and civilian hostages in occupied Donbas whose release is directly dependent on Moscow .   | detail

Visits 1311
19.11.2018

78-year-old believer manhandled as Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has carried out a ‘mass operation’ against peaceful Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dzhankoy in occupied Crimea, with a 78-year-old believer manhandled, and 46-year-old Serhiy Filatov arrested on ‘extremism’ charges | detail

Visits 3589
05.11.2018

Russia uses Kerch mass killing for hate campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses

There seems no end to the uses that Russian state propaganda will make of the tragic mass killing in occupied Kerch on October 17 | detail

Visits 5259
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