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

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12.02.2019

Russian FSB terrorizes another Ukrainian activist in occupied Crimea

It seems clear that the FSB are either hoping to find something to pin on Oleh Prykhodko or to frighten him into leaving Crimea | detail

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07.02.2019

YouTube collaborates with Russia to censor video about imprisoned Crimean Tatar human rights activist Kuku

YouTube has demanded that the Ukrainian Centre for Journalist Investigations [CJI] remove a video about imprisoned Crimean Tatar human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku because of a complaint received from Roskomnadzor, Russia’s effective censor | detail

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04.02.2019

Demands mount to revoke non-transparent dismissal of Ukrainian Public Broadcaster CEO

The sudden firing on 31 January of Zurab Alasania, CEO for Ukraine’s Public Broadcaster just two months before the presidential elections has elicited alarming headlines about censorship and attempts at political influence | detail

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29.01.2019

New Russian laws can stifle any information about environmental disasters in occupied Crimea

Russia has made it “a thousand times more difficult to write freely” in occupied Crimea than in its own country, according to one Russian journalist who warns that the situation is likely to deteriorate still further after a new dangerous legislative initiative | detail

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28.01.2019

Court in Ukraine quashes Lviv Council’s Russian language ‘moratorium’

The Lviv Regional Council had imposed a “moratorium on the public use of Russian-language cultural products throughout the Lviv Oblast until the full cessation of the occupation of Ukraine’s territory”. | detail

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18.01.2019

‘Russian world’ supporters in shock as Moscow deports ‘Donbas republic’ propagandist to face trial in Ukraine

“Russia doesn’t abandon its own, it simply spits them out”, Olena Boiko said bitterly in a telephone interview given to a pro-Kremlin blogger from the train deporting her from Russia to Ukraine.  | detail

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17.01.2019

Charges against Crimean Tatar activist dropped after he was tortured and jailed for six months

The Investigative Committee in Russian-occupied Crimea has terminated criminal proceedings against Ismail Ramazanov almost a year after he was arrested, savagely tortured and held in detention for six months | detail

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02.01.2019

Russia ‘decriminalizes’ pro-Ukraine social media reposts in occupied Crimea. But only the first

Amendments have been made to one of Russia’s notorious ‘extremism’ charges used in many political prosecutions in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

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27.12.2018

Blogger who wrote of MH17 and Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine held prisoner in occupied Donetsk

Oleh Halaziuk’s imprisonment, and his writing in the face of real danger should be heeded by all those who assume that Ukrainians who remained in the Russian-controlled ’Donbas republics’ did so out of pro-Russian sentiments, or similar. | detail

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26.12.2018

Russian Ombudsperson claims “public demand” for law jailing for ‘disrespect of authorities’ on Internet

At least one of the recent legislative initiatives, which could jail for expressing ‘open disrespect of the authorities’ on the Internet, has received public approval from Putin and been described as in response to ‘public demand’ by Russia’s Human Rights Ombudsperson | detail

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11.12.2018

Russian state TV caught using fake ‘disillusioned Ukrainian Maidan activist’

Russia’s Pyervy Kanal has been caught using a Belarusian fake for a propaganda program aimed at proving that Euromaidan brought only hardship and suffering to Ukraine, and that Kyiv is trying to attribute its problems to “Russia’s mythical aggression”. | detail

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10.12.2018

Crimean Solidarity rights activist added to Russia’s List of ‘terrorists & extremists’ for a Facebook repost

21-year-old Gulsum Alieva, an activist from the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative and daughter of political prisoner Muslim Aliev, has become the latest – and youngest – Crimean victim of persecution to be added to Russia’s huge List of Terrorists and Extremists | detail

Visits 836
29.11.2018

While the world watches Russia’s new offensive against Ukraine, it’s repression as usual in occupied Crimea

World headlines remain focused on Moscow’s aggressive lies about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats on 25 November and seizure of 24 naval officers. Repressive measures and hate speech against Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians appear to be much too ‘ordinary’ to get a mention | detail

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27.11.2018

No end to brutal torment of Ukrainian journalist sentenced for opposing Russian occupation of Crimea

Although Russia stopped short of actually imprisoning 68-year-old Mykola Semena for expressing his opposition to Russian occupation, the two-and-a-half year suspended sentence imposed still means that he is effectively imprisoned in Crimea and prevented from receiving urgently needed specialist medical treatment | detail

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26.11.2018

Russia bans Ukrainian journalist reporting on political prisoners from entering occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has banned Alyona Savchuk from entering occupied Crimea for 10 years, claiming that the young freelance journalist poses a threat to Russia’s defence capability, security or public order | detail

Visits 1437
23.11.2018

Crimean journalist & politician jailed on ‘extortion’ charges after criticizing United Russia party

Alexei Nazimov, the Chief Editor of a newspaper in Alushta in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been sentenced to nearly five years on ‘extortion’ charges probably linked with his criticism of members of the ruling United Russia party.  | detail

Visits 748
08.11.2018

Russian language ‘moratorium’ slammed as against Ukraine’s Constitution & common sense

The Lviv and Zhytomyr Regional Councils have imposed a ‘moratorium’ on the public use of something referred to as ‘Russian-language cultural products’, with the fact that this term does not exist in Ukrainian legislation only part of the problems such a ban brings . | detail

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19.10.2018

Win a smartphone in Russia by denouncing neighbours for ‘extremism’

Anonymous denunciations of neighbours or workmates are no longer a bad memory from the Stalin era, but encouraged by the Putin regime in Russia, and in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1542
25.09.2018

Journalist resigns from pro-Russian Strana.ua over overt attempt to slur Oleg Sentsov

Valeriya Ivashkina, the journalist whose name was on a cynical attempt to defame Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, has announced her resignation from Strana.ua, expressing regret that she took part in the efforts to slur Sentsov’s name | detail

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