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04.07.2012

Master-class in Distortion from the Police

Marina Hovorukhina from the Centre for Civil Liberties writes about the lessons in discrediting the victims provided by the Interior Ministry’s Public Liaison Department in their efforts to sway public opinion where the police have acted against the law | detail

Visits 1430
03.07.2012

Centre for Civil Liberties accuses Police of lying

The Centre for Civil Liberties has issued a statement expressing deep concern over what it calls untruthful information circulated by the Kyiv Police Department in an attempt to justify the detention on Sunday of civic activist Nazar Boyarsky and unwarranted dispersal of a peaceful protest | detail

Visits 1177
02.07.2012

Demonstration in Kyiv in support of Ales Bialiatski broken up

On Sunday members of a protest in support of imprisoned Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiatski were stopped by police who removed all their leaflets. One of the activists, Nazar Boyarsky was detained supposedly for infringing the rules for organizing public events | detail

Visits 1205
27.06.2012

Peaceful protest against torture banned in Zaporizhya

Officials refused to register the notification of plans to hold the protest and said that the notification needed to be submitted 10 days before the event | detail

Visits 940
12.06.2012

Can the new version of the law on peaceful assembly make a difference?

Roman Kuybida, one of the members of the working group on the Law on Peaceful Assembly believes that progress has finally been made and that the law if passed could improve the situation with freedom of assembly | detail

Visits 1808
07.06.2012

Court again protects Yanukovych from journalists

For the second year running, a court has banned a totally peaceful gathering by the civic movment Stop Censorship in the village of Novi Petrivtsi near the President’s reputedly sumptuous residence at Mezhyhirya. | detail

Visits 1871
06.06.2012

UHHRU calls on MPs to rework draft law on peaceful assembly

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has called on the relevant parliamentary committee to rework Draft Law No. 2450 to ensure that the right to peaceful assembly is fully observed as demanded by Ukraine’s Constitution and the European Convention | detail

Visits 1367
05.06.2012

Traffic police again preventing peaceful protesters reaching Kyiv?

On Monday the United Opposition asserted that the traffic police have been blocking routes to Kyiv on an unprecedented scale | detail

Visits 879
05.06.2012

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

Visits 950
01.06.2012

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

Visits 755
25.05.2012

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

Visits 2088
25.05.2012

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

Visits 1914
22.05.2012

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

Visits 1876
19.04.2012

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 844
05.04.2012

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 775
04.04.2012

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

Visits 1007
27.03.2012

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 819
14.03.2012

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

Visits 1519
25.02.2012

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

Visits 885
22.02.2012

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 1343
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