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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
09.08.2017

76-year-old Crimean Tatar charged with ‘resisting the police’ for defence of political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz

76-year-old Server Karametov was detained on Tuesday while standing peacefully outside the High Court in Simferopol where the ‘trial’ is taking place of Crimean Tatar leader and recognized political prisoner Akhtem Chiygoz | detail

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30.06.2017

Detained for protesting seizure of a children’s camp in Russian-occupied Crimea

Elderly people and mothers with children were among those detained in Russian-occupied Simferopol on June 26 at a totally peaceful protest at plans to ‘nationalize’ the Salute Children’s Camp. | detail

Visits 3548
25.05.2017

Russia incriminates itself at Hague Court through persecution for Crimean Tatar flag

Russia’s extraordinary bans, arrests and harassment of Crimean Tatars seeking only to honour the victims of the Deportation are further incriminating evidence for the International Court of Justice | detail

Visits 6516
16.05.2017

No penalty against Ukrainian judge who ordered Berkut to disperse Maidan

The High Council of Justice has decided that there are no grounds for dismissing Yevhen Ablov, the Kyiv judge who ordered Berkut riot police to forcibly disperse Euromaidan activists in December 2013. | detail

Visits 5890
14.04.2017

Batons & gunshots in new arrests of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

Two Crimean Tatars have been jailed in Russian-occupied Crimea for so-called ‘propaganda of extremism’ after armed and masked officers, including from Putin’s ’Rozgvardiya’, burst into their homes early on April 13. Five other men, two middle-aged men with serious health problems were also detained, some beaten and four of them later jailed for up to 7 days. | detail

Visits 5731
08.12.2016

Crimean Tatars ’tried’ & fined for solidarity with victims of persecution

Russia is extending repressive measures in occupied Crimea to target those who dare ask why when their compatriots are facing persecution | detail

Visits 2579
02.11.2016

Prosecuted under Russian occupation for honouring Victims of Crimean Tatar Deportation

Four young Crimean Tatars from Sudak have each been fined 20 thousand roubles in Russian-occupied Crimea over a peaceful act of remembrance for the victims of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People | detail

Visits 3150
15.09.2016

Important victory for religious freedom (and common sense) in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has declared unconstitutional the demand that permission be received from the local authorities for holding public religious events. The requirement was discriminatory and illogical since Ukraine’s Constitution requires only that people notify of plans to hold a peaceful gathering | detail

Visits 3973
26.07.2016

Move to sharply curtail peaceful gatherings in Russian-occupied Crimea

The number of places where in theory meetings can be held has halved throughout Crimea, while in some places, like Kerch, the restrictions are much more extreme. | detail

Visits 2534
21.07.2016

Judge who persecuted Maidan activists found to have done nothing wrong

The High Council of Justice has decided that Ludmila Kozyatnik, who was directly implicated in the persecution of Euromaidan activists, should not face dismissal from her judge’s post | detail

Visits 2297
18.07.2016

Large protest in occupied Horlivka against crippling militant ’taxes’

Attempts by Kremlin-backed militants in Horlivka to milk small business owners has prompted the first mass demonstration in the city since 2014. Over a thousand people, came out in protest against the militants’ methods for extracting money, demanding a system like what they had under Ukrainian government control. | detail

Visits 15479
04.07.2016

Crimean activist detained for defence of political prisoners Sentsov & Kolchenko

The organizer of a small picket calling for the release of, among others, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko was detained on Saturday in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 3116
06.06.2016

Crimean peaceful protesters get violent awakening to Russian real world

Among the 50 or more Crimeans violently dispersed while trying to hold a peaceful protest on June 4 was one communist deputy who played an extremely active role in supporting Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea. | detail

Visits 3498
20.03.2016

Far-Right homophobic thugs attack LGBT Equality Festival in Lviv

The Equality Festival events planned for this weekend in Lviv have been disrupted and the activists effectively – and with violence – driven out of the city. The police did not detain any of the young far-right thugs in masks who first harassed activists, then surrounded the hotel and attacked a coach with Equality Festival activists. | detail

Visits 7511
08.12.2015

Prosecuted in Russian-occupied Crimea for photos with a Ukrainian flag

Iryna Kopylova. a pro-Ukrainian activist in Russian-occupied Crimea, is due in court on Dec 15 for having photographed herself with a Ukrainian flag. Veldar Shukurdzhiyev would be in court too, but the officer made a mistake on the protocol and is now trying to intimidate him into backdating a falsified version | detail

Visits 3200
16.10.2015

Ukrainians detained for ‘Extremism’ in Russian-occupied Crimea

Police and ‘anti-extremist’ squads were on high alert in Russia-occupied Crimea on October 14, Day of the Defender in Ukraine, surrounding the monument to Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko which Ukrainians had laid a huge number of flowers at during the night and detaining members of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre | detail

Visits 2890
15.08.2015

Odesa Pride 2015 Festival opened and immediately attacked

Around 30 individuals hurled fire crackers at the opening of the Odesa Pride 2015 Festival on Saturday afternoon. The men were masked, but are reported to have been wearing clothes patches saying Ultras Odessa (the name of right-wing and nationalist soccer fans | detail

Visits 5128
14.08.2015

No Lessons Learned: Odesa Court bans LGBT March

Instead of organizing measures to protect participants, the Odesa City Council and police have persuaded the court to ban the Equality March planned by the LGBT community as part of the Odesa Pride 2015 Festival | detail

Visits 4074
06.06.2015

Activists collect money to help police officers injured protecting Equality March

(Update) Five police officers were injured during Saturday’s Equality March and 10 participants in the march were injured when attacked by masked thugs, presumed to have been from the same far-right parties, after they moved away | detail

Visits 4434
22.05.2015

Embroidery Day in Crimea: Detention, Interrogation & Ghoulish Threats

A flash mob to mark Ukrainian Embroidery Day in Russian-occupied Crimea resulted in 4 Ukrainian activists and 3 journalists being detained, interrogated for 5 hours and having their fingerprints taken. When asked why the fingerprints were needed, the officers replied that this is in case “something happens to you tomorrow. Headless bodies get found here”. | detail

Visits 5743
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