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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
28.10.2019

Ukrainian gets suspended sentence for T-shirt with Soviet symbol

This is the second known criminal conviction made possible by a highly controversial law on decommunization which is likely to be slammed by the European Court of Human Rights | detail

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25.10.2019

Russian FSB uses torture & threats for total Internet snooping in occupied Crimea

The FSB have total and uncontrolled access to information about the sites that a person visits, as well as to his activities in Russian social media | detail

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24.10.2019

Ukrainian journalist Haivoronsky jailed in occupied Crimea for failing to treat politically motivated ‘drug dependence’

Yevhen Haivoronsky, a journalist and blogger from occupied Yatla, has been jailed for 15 days after allegedly having his head banged against a police car several times during his detention | detail

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24.10.2019

Ukrainian Skhemy anti-corruption journalists face search after refusing to comply with sweeping divulgence demand

A court in Kyiv has ordered that the Skhemy investigative journalist team give full access to the State Bureau of Investigations of a huge amount of information, on threat of the information being forcibly obtained if they do not comply | detail

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22.10.2019

Donbas militants ‘sentence’ journalist Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years for ‘spying’ & ‘extremism’

The bizarre charges from a criminal code which is not recognized by any dem | detail

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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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