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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
06.07.2020

Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva convicted on ‘terrorism’ charge for criticizing state terror

“I am not afraid of criticizing the state. I am not afraid of criticizing the law enforcement system, and of telling the FSB that they are at times wrong. Because I know that it will really get frightening if I don’t say this, if nobody says it” - from Svetlana Prokopyeva’s final address to a Russian court | detail

Visits 1878
23.06.2020

Pro-Kremlin ‘Ukrainian’ propaganda media created in occupied Crimea as smoke screen for court at the Hague

The new ‘media’ are in the Ukrainian language, but strictly pro-Moscow in content, and seem an obvious, though primitive, attempt to fool the UN’s International Court of Justice | detail

Visits 1136
04.06.2020

Donbas ‘republic’ journalists trained in propaganda skills in Russia

A journalist who headed a television channel in occupied Horlivka for three years, ‘has defected’ to government-controlled Ukraine and provided important information about the workings of the propaganda media in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ | detail

Visits 1295
15.05.2020

Crimean Tatar civic journalist “taken at gunpoint and deported” for reporting on repression

If, as Kremlin-loyal academics claim, “the Deportation under Stalin was not part of the Russian state’s tradition”, “what am I doing here?”, Nariman Memedeminov asked in a Russian court on 14 May 2020 | detail

Visits 1148
08.05.2020

Entire Crimean Tatar families persecuted under Russian occupation “We’ll have time to shoot you all!”

It is a year since the Russian FSB arrested Ruslan Suleymanov, a physics teacher and Crimean Solidarity civic journalist. Three months later, they came for his brother and fellow civic activist, Eskender | detail

Visits 3607
05.05.2020

Another savage journalist murder in Ukraine unsolved

A year has passed since the fatal attack on Vadim Komarov, with no progress made in finding the killer of a Cherkasy journalist known for hard-hitting investigative reports about local corruption, embezzlement of public funding, organized crime, etc | detail

Visits 1036
04.05.2020

Russia calls honouring victims of the Crimean Tatar Deportation ‘extremism’ to harass rights activists

It is increasingly difficult to name anything that the Russian occupiers would consider sacred | detail

Visits 1159
30.04.2020

Kyiv police attack Ukrainian journalist filming protest outside government building

Media groups have demanded a proper investigation and response from Ukraine’s leaders after the attack by police officers on Bohdan Kutiepov from Hromadske TV while he was doing his job. | detail

Visits 1362
29.04.2020

Sushchenko & Aseyev: You helped get us released, now help imprisoned Crimean civic journalists

Roman Sushchenko and Stanislav Aseyev learned first-hand what Russian and Russian-controlled captivity is about and are calling for help in freeing imprisoned Crimean colleagues | detail

Visits 1444
03.04.2020

Crimean Tatar journalist Remzi Bekirov faces 20-year sentence for reporting repression

Remzi Bekirov annoyed the Russian FSB by reporting on political persecution in Crimea. and they came for him also | detail

Visits 1608
23.03.2020

Osman Arifmemetov, Crimean Solidarity journalist imprisoned for his words in Russian-occupied Crimea

Arifmemetov reacted to the mounting number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea by reporting on repression and helping its victims. Then the FSB came for him | detail

Visits 1335
27.02.2020

Who is behind the campaign to discredit Maidan and turn its victims into perpetrators?

Two major media watchdogs have published studies of a campaign underway in Ukraine to discredit the Revolution of Dignity (the Euromaidan protests) and to push a narrative on Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas which closely follows the Kremlin’s | detail

Visits 2861
25.02.2020

Journalists face criminal charges for probing Ukraine police head’s unexplained assets

Criminal proceedings were initiated on 13 February, after Bihus.info journalists took photographs of what they believe to be an undeclared and very expensive vehicle belonging to the First Deputy Head of the National Police, Yevhen Koval | detail

Visits 1543
12.02.2020

Ukraine warned that abandoning Crimean Tatar TV ATR means giving up Crimea to Russia

For the second time in months, TV ATR, the only Crimean Tatar channel in the world and one of the few sources of truthful information about Crimea, is on the brink of closure because the Ukrainian authorities have blocked funding | detail

Visits 2086
03.02.2020

Sheremet Murder: Lack of sufficient evidence admitted after suspects all but declared guilty

Less than two months after a high-profile press briefing at which it was claimed that the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet had been ‘solved’, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka has acknowledged that they do not have the evidence to send the case to court | detail

Visits 1518
24.01.2020

Ukraine proposes to fight ‘disinformation’ using dangerously undemocratic methods

The proposed bill on fighting disinformation, put forward by Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, has elicited critical responses from media experts who say it envisages a dangerous level of interference in journalist activities and gives huge scope for restrictions of fundamental freedom | detail

Visits 1944
23.01.2020

Crimean Tatar TV ATR on brink of closing because Ukraine cuts funding

The only Crimean Tatar TV channel in the world is facing a new threat to its existence, this time posed not by the Russian occupiers of Crimea, but by the Ukrainian authorities | detail

Visits 2134
20.01.2020

Ukraine axes English & Crimean Tatar TV to launch risky Russian channel for occupied Donbas and Crimea

While few would dispute the need for Ukraine’s voice to counter the mass Russian and pro-Russian propaganda in occupied territory, there are doubts about how this is being done, and also whether it was really necessary to axe the valuable service provided by UATV | detail

Visits 2080
20.01.2020

Ukrainian journalist banned from Russian-occupied Crimea for reporting on repression

Taras Ibragimov has been prohibited from entering occupied Crimea and Russia for an incredible 34 years, which is how the Russian FSB treat Ukrainian journalists who write about Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian victims of persecution under Russian occupation | detail

Visits 1947
14.01.2020

Crimean Solidarity activist detained twice and prevented from leaving occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity activist Gulsum Alieva was detained twice on 13 January and held imprisoned for over 8 hours on a grotesque pretext, based on the political persecution she has herself faced | detail

Visits 1702
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