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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
24.06.2019

Ukrainian jailed for protest over monument to Russian invaders of Crimea

A Russian-controlled court in Simferopol has sentenced Maxim Sokurenko to six months in a minimum-security prison colony effectively for his opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea | detail

Visits 697
21.06.2019

Ukrainian investigative journalist Vadim Komarov dies after brutal attack. Killers remain unidentified

Vadim Komarov has died of injuries sustained in a savage attack on the morning of 4 May, after never regaining consciousness. There is nothing to suggest that the police have made any progress in finding those who carried out the attack or, as seems likely, those who ordered it | detail

Visits 2810
17.06.2019

Imprisoned journalists in occupied Crimea and Russia that Ivan Golunov’s defenders never noticed

It is excellent that the trumped-up charges against Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov were dropped after mass protest, but no turning point when the vast majority of Russian and western journalists remain silent about the arrests and imprisonment of at least 10 Ukrainian journalists in occupied Crimea and Russia | detail

Visits 830
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 790
03.06.2019

Russia detains & prosecutes Crimean Solidarity rights activist for being tagged on Facebook

Lutfiye Zudiyeva, a prominent human rights activist in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been detained, prosecuted and fined for three Facebook posts which she personally had nothing to do with, but which somebody tagged her on when posting five years ago . | detail

Visits 876
31.05.2019

Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained in Russian-occupied Crimea

Two human rights activists, both of them mothers with young children, were detained in occupied Crimea on 30 May in what seems an overt warning that women will also face persecution for taking a courageous civic stand | detail

Visits 1100
31.05.2019

Fakes and Lies about Ukraine almost double in Russian Proxy Donbas ‘Republics’

Disinformation about Ukraine in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ has almost doubled over the last two years, with most of the favourites for fake news the same as in the Russian state-controlled media. | detail

Visits 605
15.05.2019

Civic journalist Osman Arifmemetov imprisoned in Russia for reporting repression in occupied Crimea

Osman Arifmemetov was one of the first civic journalists in occupied Crimea and there is every reason to believe that his arrest and imprisonment are the direct result of his tireless work in reporting on the ever-increasing number of armed searches, arrests and politically-motivated ‘trials’ since 2014 | detail

Visits 661
13.05.2019

German peace prize to Ukrainian journalist Kotsaba is discredited by the Russian lies he parrots, not just his anti-Semitism

While the decision to award the 2019 Aachen Peace Prize to Ukrainian journalist and blogger Ruslan Kotsaba is rightly in question because of a shocking anti-Semitic video, there are other reasons by the choice of Kotsaba seems bafflingly inappropriate (text in English and German) | detail

Visits 1365
06.05.2019

Ukrainian investigative journalist in critical condition after savage attack

Vadim Komarov, an investigative journalist from Cherkasy, is in a coma after an attack early on 4 May which the police are treating as attempted murder | detail

Visits 1597
24.04.2019

Russia sentences Crimean activist to six years for social media posts

Yevhen Karakashev, a 41-year-old left-wing activist from Yevpatoria in occupied Crimea, was jailed for six years by a Russian court on 19 April, with the charges based solely on very old posts on the social network VKontakte | detail

Visits 1363
15.04.2019

New Russian law could cut Crimea off from Ukrainian and global Internet

Russian-occupied Crimea could find itself totally cut off from the global Internet according to a bill which was adopted in its second reading on 11 April and has every chance of coming into force this year | detail

Visits 957
12.04.2019

Russia uses ‘terrorism’ charges to silence civic journalists in occupied Crimea

​​​​​​​Three of the victims of Russia’s most ferocious attack on Crimean Tatar activists to date are civic journalists who recorded and circulated information about repression in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1110
29.03.2019

Ukraine’s elections declared ‘rigged’ by country that knows President’s name years in advance

In the country which knew that Vladimir Putin would ‘win’ the 2018 presidential elections back in 2012 (or earlier), concern is high about election fraud - in Ukraine. A major focus of Russia’s TV talk shows is pushing the idea that the imminent presidential elections will be rigged | detail

Visits 1264
27.03.2019

Crimean journalist arrested hours after saying that Crimea needs to be saved from Russia

The formerly pro-Russian journalist Yevhen Haivoronsky was detained on 26 March, just hours after giving the latest of several interviews recently in which he has fiercely criticized the Russian authorities and expressed support for Ukraine. | detail

Visits 1358
25.03.2019

Russian court helps FSB fake testimony against imprisoned Crimean anarchist

There are also strong grounds for believing that the Russian prosecution’s main witness against Crimean political prisoner Yevhen Karakashev is giving testimony under duress | detail

Visits 741
20.03.2019

Crimean Tatar civic journalist faces 7-year sentence for reporting rights abuses in occupied Crimea

It is dangerous in Russian-occupied Crimea to write the truth, especially about political persecution and other rights violations.  Nariman Memedeminov has already spent a year in detention for his civic journalism and active role in the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative, and is now being deprived of an urgently-needed medical operation. | detail

Visits 959
18.03.2019

Draft law in Ukraine to criminalize ‘fake news’ condemned as censorship & attempt to silence media

The bill comes just after the adoption of an extremely dangerous law on ‘fake news’ just passed in Russia and could, human rights NGOs warn, be used as an instrument for censorship and pressure on the media | detail

Visits 684
25.02.2019

Crimean left-wing activist arrested, drugged and charged with ‘extremism’

Valery Bolshakov asserts that he began facing persecution after a single-person picket against the Russian authorities | detail

Visits 775
20.02.2019

Russia claims “more freedom of speech in Crimea than in Europe”, while silencing another Ukrainian journalist

Three days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov publicly claimed that anybody can come to Crimea and see that there are no violations of human rights, Russia banned another Ukrainian journalist from Crimea for reporting on political prisoners | detail

Visits 1616
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