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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
03.10.2019

Crimean Solidarity civic journalist gets prison sentence for reporting political trials in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years’ imprisonment, nominally for three innocuous YouTube videos, though in fact for reporting on political repression in occupied Crimea | detail

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02.10.2019

Journalist Stanislav Aseyev held in Russian-controlled Donetsk ‘concentration camp’ for writing the truth

Stanislav Aseyev is turning 30 on 1 October, his third birthday imprisoned for his writing in occupied Donetsk | detail

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30.09.2019

Russia demands 6-year sentence for reporting persecution in occupied Crimea #FreeMemedeminov

A Russian prosecutor has proposed imprisoning civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov for six years, with the formal charges against him pertaining to three totally harmless YouTube videos, two of which pre-dated Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea | detail

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18.09.2019

Why does OSCE give Russia’s Crimean collaborators a platform for Kremlin propaganda?

Ukrainian delegates to the OSCE’s annual Human Dimensions Implementation Meeting walked out of the session on 17 September in protest over Crimean collaborators using the occasion to push Russian propaganda about Crimea; Crimean Tatars and Ukraine, including the claim that Crimea ‘is Russian’. | detail

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16.09.2019

Why is another killing of a journalist in Ukraine going unanswered?

Over five years after the abduction and murder of Cherkasy journalist and Maidan activist Vasyl Serhiyenko, the suspected perpetrators are being released from detention one by one, and no charges have been brought over the commissioning of the killing | detail

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04.09.2019

Russia brings tanks, weapons and its very own censorship to occupied Luhansk

One of the first steps that the Russian and Russian armed militants took on seizing control of Donbas cities in 2014 was to remove all access to Ukrainian television. Over the following months and years, Internet websites were also blocked | detail

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28.08.2019

Supporter of Yanukovych ‘dictatorship laws’ to head Ukraine Parliamentary Freedom of Speech Committee

Nestor Shufrych, a former cabinet minister under President Viktor Yanukovych who voted for the notorious ‘dictatorship laws’ in January 2014, has been appointed chair of the parliamentary Freedom of Speech Committee. | detail

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20.08.2019

‘Russian language moratorium’ headed for Strasbourg after Supreme Court reinstatement

A highly questionable moratorium on something called ‘Russian language cultural product’ has been reinstated after the Supreme Court quashed the rulings which had found the moratorium unlawful.  | detail

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07.08.2019

Ukrainian far-right C14 win ‘defamation’ suit over rightly being called neo-Nazi

‘C14’, a Ukrainian far-right group, considered by most experts to be neo-Nazi, has won a defamation suit against Hromadske TV over the latter’s description of it as neo-Nazi in a tweet | detail

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07.08.2019

Poland’s Government uses ‘Public TV’ as a propaganda tool to win the elections. Will the EU react?

Poland may be in the European Union, but its public television broadcaster, TVP, is using techniques we are more accustomed to seeing on Kremlin-funded Russian television | detail

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06.08.2019

Russia issues ‘international’ arrest warrant against Crimean Tatar TV ATR journalist

Two Russian-controlled courts in Crimea have ordered the arrest of Gulsum Halilova, a young Ukrainian journalist working as a presenter for TV ATR | detail

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06.08.2019

Ukrainian media accuse Zelensky & Co. of deliberate provocation after Bohdan resignation fake

Prominent Ukrainian media have reacted sharply to the recent fake news issued to the media by members of the President’s Office and the subsequent comments from President Volodymyr Zelensky and his head of administration, Andriy Bohdan | detail

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22.07.2019

FSB confirm that Crimean Tatar civic journalist was arrested for reporting on political trials in Russian-occupied Crimea

Two FSB officers from Russian-occupied Crimea have given testimony in the trial of Nariman Memedeminov that makes it quite clear that the civic journalist and Crimean Solidarity activist was arrested because of his reports from court hearings in politically motivated cases. | detail

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19.07.2019

Ukrainian sentenced for an ‘anti-Russian’ Facebook post describes atmosphere of fear in occupied Crimea

Larisa Kitaiska is safely back in Kyiv, after a trip to her native Yalta in July 2016 resulted in her arrest by the Russian occupation authorities for supposedly ‘anti-Russian’ material on Facebook | detail

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16.07.2019

Russia prosecutes for mentioning the Mejlis, but not for hate speech against Crimean Tatars

Russian occupiers are happy for texts to incite hatred about the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people or the Jehovah’s Witnesses with prosecutions only where the authors don’t mention Russia’s extraordinary bans on them | detail

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15.07.2019

Ukraine is about to release the only prisoner that Russia wants to exchange

It is likely that a Ukrainian court will release Kirill Vyshynsky from custody on 15 July, despite strong concern that the journalist, probably with Russian help, will flee. | detail

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08.07.2019

Russian state propaganda Rossiya 24 to hold joint TV show with Medvedchuk channel in Ukraine

Updated! On the eve of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, a joint TV show is to be held between the Russian state propaganda channel Rossiya 24 and one of the three Ukrainian channels linked with Ukrainian politician and close Putin ally, Viktor Medvedchuk | detail

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05.07.2019

Whistle-blower who exposed judicial reform farce in Ukraine dismissed

The news of Andriy Kozlov’s dismissal came soon after a widely-published post on Facebook in which Kozlov accused fellow members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of shenanigans to protect morally compromised judges . | detail

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03.07.2019

Crimean Tatar detained for innocuous social media post from before Russia annexed Crimea

A week after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe effectively removed sanctions against Russia, purportedly to enable ‘dialogue’, Russia is openly refusing to obey an order from the International Tribunal  for the Law of the Sea to release 24 imprisoned seamen and is continuing its terror tactics against Crimean Tatars, demonstrating its usual contempt for both ‘dialogue’ and fundamental principles of law. | detail

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02.07.2019

Ukrainian political prisoner tortured into confessing to fictitious ‘war crimes’ returned from Russia to prison in Ukraine

Serhiy Lytvynov, one of the Ukrainians most savagely tortured in 2014 for Russian propaganda, is safely back in Ukraine, though for the moment he remains imprisoned | detail

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