Kharkiv court bans demonstrations in support of the Ukrainian language

The Kharkiv Regional District Court of Appeal has prohibited two groups from holding protest actions in defence of the Ukrainian language on 5 June | detail

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Court orders Kyiv authorities to read the Constitution

In a separate judgement [ukhvala] issued on 16 May 2012, the Kyiv Court of Appeal has given the Kyiv City Council a month to bring its regulations on holding mass events into line with Ukraine’s Constitution. | detail

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Beaten Ukrainian gay activist unbowed

Gay rights are first and foremost human rights, Svyatoslav Sheremet says. Without even mentioning his beating, he says it was disappointing that the pride march had to be canceled. | detail

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Concern in Europe over homophobe violence in Kyiv

Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy has called on the Ukrainian authorities to protect the rights of all Ukrainians, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression | detail

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First-ever Kyiv pride cancelled in face of ultra-right threat

The Ukrainian authorities should take action to protect the rights of LGBT people and ensure they are able to exercise their human rights without fear of attacks, Amnesty International has stated after the first-ever pride parade had to be cancelled on Sunday | detail

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Kharkiv City Council to seek bans on protests outside Tymoshenko trial

The Kharkiv City Council’s Executive Committee will be asking the court to ban the protests planned for 19 April outside the Kharkiv Court of Appeal where the case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will be heard | detail

Visits 787

Court proceedings against student activist terminated

The Pechersky District Court in Kyiv on Wednesday terminated the administrative case against activist from the NGO “Vidcich”, Katya Chepura. She had been summoned to appear on administrative charges over supposedly organizing an “unauthorized” protest outside the Club of the Cabinet of Ministers on 24 March | detail

Visits 756

Ongoing pressure on Afghanistan War veterans since action snubbing the President

Members of the organization “Nobody but Us” say that they have been subjected to repression since their action on 15 February when they demonstrably turned their back on Viktor Yanukovych | detail

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Criminal case initiated against opposition deputy in Cherkasy

A criminal investigation over “hooliganism”during a peaceful protest action has been initiated against a deputy from the Cherkasy City Council from the opposition Batkivshchyna Party, Mykola Bulatetsky | detail

Visits 791

Afghanistan War Veteran alleges pressure after veterans snubbed Yanukovych

Members of the NGO “Nobody but Us” which defends the rights of Afghanistan War veterans assert that the law enforcement officers are trying to arrest the organization’s leader, Oleksand Kovalyov | detail

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Peaceful protesters jailed for 15 days in Kyiv

Four people were detained by police on Kyiv’s Independence Square when they tried to distribute condoms with an image of President Yanukovych on the packet. At least one has been sentenced to 15 days administrative arrest | detail

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Initiator of Afghan War veterans’ protest “advised” to leave the country

Oleksandr Kovalyov who initiated the memorable protest on 15 February when around 200 Afghanistan War veterans deliberately snubbed President Yanukovych and other public officials by demonstratively turning their back on them alleges that pressure is being placed on him | detail

Visits 1293

Trial of Mejlis activist ends

Another criminal prosecution of concern to human rights groups has ended after a trial lasting 14 months with the conviction of the head of the Secretariat of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Zair Smedlyaev | detail

Visits 996

Chornobyl clean-up workers protest against CCU judgement on social payments

They call the recent Constitutional Court judgement on social payments a violation of human rights. The Court stated that cases involving social payments can refer not only to Ukraine’s social legislation, but also to Cabinet of Ministers normative acts regulating the amounts of these payments | detail

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Former Chornobyl clean-up workers resume protest in Kharkiv

On 25 January up to 100 former Chornobyl clean-up workers began an indefinite protest in Kharkiv’s Freedom Square demanding implementation of the Law on the Status and Social Protection of People who suffered as a result of the Chornobyl Disaster. | detail

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Ukraine taken to Strasbourg over alleged violation of freedom of peaceful assembly

On 19 March 2009 Mykhailo Shmushkovych held a peaceful picket without any public order offences yet was fined 170 UAH for holding it. | detail

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Euro 2012 as a pretext for political censorship

Yet another dangerous legislative initiative could become law in the near future with considerations of public safety and order during the Euro 2012 European Football Championship used as a convenient excuse | detail

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Lviv former Chornobyl clean-up workers resume protests

A warning protest action is planned for 11 January by Lviv former Chornobyl clean-up workers and small business owners. They will be demanding that the authorities keep their promises | detail

Visits 1436

Court bans Batkivshchyna from picketing the penal colony where Tymoshenko is held

The court order is specifically about all city and district branches of the Batkivshchyna Party, and rejects the part of the application asking for restriction of the rights of other participants in the protest as well | detail

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Court bans tents outside penal colony where Yulia Tymoshenko is held

The Kharkiv City Council applied for the ban yesterday, having suddenly decided that repair work needed to be carried out on the street where the penal institution is located | detail

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