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

Visits 1675
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 1203
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 1152
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 1350
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 1786
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

Visits 4187
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 1491
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 1738
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 1684
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 2260
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

Visits 1239
15.05.2019

Civic journalist Osman Arifmemetov imprisoned in Russia for reporting repression in occupied Crimea

Osman Arifmemetov was one of the first civic journalists in occupied Crimea and there is every reason to believe that his arrest and imprisonment are the direct result of his tireless work in reporting on the ever-increasing number of armed searches, arrests and politically-motivated ‘trials’ since 2014 | detail

Visits 1228
13.05.2019

German peace prize to Ukrainian journalist Kotsaba is discredited by the Russian lies he parrots, not just his anti-Semitism

While the decision to award the 2019 Aachen Peace Prize to Ukrainian journalist and blogger Ruslan Kotsaba is rightly in question because of a shocking anti-Semitic video, there are other reasons by the choice of Kotsaba seems bafflingly inappropriate (text in English and German) | detail

Visits 2016
06.05.2019

Ukrainian investigative journalist in critical condition after savage attack

Vadim Komarov, an investigative journalist from Cherkasy, is in a coma after an attack early on 4 May which the police are treating as attempted murder | detail

Visits 2270
24.04.2019

Russia sentences Crimean activist to six years for social media posts

Yevhen Karakashev, a 40-year-old left-wing activist from Yevpatoria in occupied Crimea, was jailed for six years by a Russian court on 19 April, with the charges based solely on very old posts on the social network VKontakte | detail

Visits 2005
15.04.2019

New Russian law could cut Crimea off from Ukrainian and global Internet

Russian-occupied Crimea could find itself totally cut off from the global Internet according to a bill which was adopted in its second reading on 11 April and has every chance of coming into force this year | detail

Visits 1477
12.04.2019

Russia uses ‘terrorism’ charges to silence civic journalists in occupied Crimea

​​​​​​​Three of the victims of Russia’s most ferocious attack on Crimean Tatar activists to date are civic journalists who recorded and circulated information about repression in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1739
29.03.2019

Ukraine’s elections declared ‘rigged’ by country that knows President’s name years in advance

In the country which knew that Vladimir Putin would ‘win’ the 2018 presidential elections back in 2012 (or earlier), concern is high about election fraud - in Ukraine. A major focus of Russia’s TV talk shows is pushing the idea that the imminent presidential elections will be rigged | detail

Visits 1765
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