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

Visits 1041
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

Visits 1191
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

Visits 736
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

Visits 714
02.07.2019

Russia ordered to pay Ukrainian journalist forced to flee Crimea huge damages

The award in moral compensation to Anna Andriyevska and simple court rulings could hurt Russia as the money is to be obtained by arresting Russian assets in Ukraine – and eventually abroad | detail

Visits 799
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 1213
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

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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 993
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 966
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 1009
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 1270
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

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