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30.12.2013

Another EuroMaidan activist’s car set ablaze in Kharkiv

The arson attack which destroyed Ivan Varchenko’s car came in the 15 minutes that the car was unattended, and follows an incident which the police are ignoring where a deliberately unscrewed wheel could have caused a dangerous accident | detail

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27.12.2013

Another EuroMaidan activist’s car gutted

In the latest arson attack In Kharkiv, a car belonging to people providing tea and sandwiches to the EuroMaidan demonstrators was deliberately set alight | detail

Visits 1894
25.12.2013

Kharkiv EuroMaidan organizer knifed (updated)

Dmytro Pylypets, a civic activist and co-organizer of the EuroMaidan protest in Kharkiv was seriously attacked on Tuesday evening The assailants did not demand anything and silently sprayed a gas in his face, issued blows to the head and abdomen and stabbed him 12 times | detail

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24.12.2013

International NGOs slam intimidation of Berkut victims

Both Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have demanded that the Ukrainian authorities properly investigate the violence against peaceful pro-EU protesters and punish those responsible. They also condemn measures aimed at intimidating police victims | detail

Visits 1074
22.12.2013

Protester beaten on Nov 30 found alive

Serhiy Radchenko, one of the peaceful protesters who disappeared after the brutal attack by Berkut riot police on Nov 30 has been found alive, though in a very bad state. Three people remain missing. | detail

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20.12.2013

Whose amnesty?

On Dec 19 the Verkhovna Rada adopted a draft bill which apparently provides an amnesty for those who took part in the EuroMaidan protests while not protecting those guilty of beating up peaceful protesters. How much it will achieve this is, unfortunately, not so clear. | detail

Visits 2807
20.12.2013

Analysis of Berkut treatment of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 and Dec 1

The Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement [UMDPL] have prepared a legal analysis of the actions taken by law enforcement officers during the dispersing of peaceful protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti on Nov 30 and during the Dec 1 confrontation on Bankova St. | detail

Visits 4425
16.12.2013

Party of the Regions inebriated electorate

Oleh Martynenko from OZON observed the demonstration on European Square in support of the president. He reports a modest turnout, but vast numbers of Party of the Regions flags and wholesale drunkenness which the police turned a blind eye to | detail

Visits 1382
12.12.2013

Open Statement to the International Democratic Community

We urge the International Democratic Community not to believe the provocations of the security services, resolutely condemn the violence by the current Government of Ukraine and support the aspirations of the Ukrainian people toward Freedom and Democracy. | detail

Visits 1431
12.12.2013

Maidan & Beyond: Some Preliminary Conclusions

The most urgent thing the EU should do is to send a very clear signal that no violence will be tolerated. This signal should be sent not in words, but in deeds | detail

Visits 1649
11.12.2013

UCU declares Policy of Civil Disobedience

Following the use of force against peaceful protesters on EuroMaidan, the community of the Ukrainian Catholic University [UCU] has announced a policy of civil disobedience with respect to the president and his government | detail

Visits 1096
11.12.2013

Borys Gudziak: Spread the story of their courage and fortitude!

Long live the heroes of Maidan who have stood up to the special forces and made it through the threat and cold of the night warming the hearts of the world by their peaceful witness! | detail

Visits 1544
11.12.2013

Maidan: "I came because I couldn’t not come"

Several thousand Berkut or Interior Ministry troops stormed the barricades in the centre, with people singing the national anthem, chanting “Police with the People” and “Together to the end”. People have been arriving through the night to defend Maidan | detail

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10.12.2013

Freedom House: President should resign, sanctions warranted if more violence against protesters

Further use of force by Ukrainian authorities should lead to the immediate imposition of targeted sanctions by the United States and European Union against Ukrainian officials responsible for such actions | detail

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05.12.2013

Berkut’s Victims

While attention has deservedly been paid to the excessive use of force which the Berkut riot police have applied against peaceful protesters, other measures, including the worrying detention and criminal charges against 9 demonstraters are also aimed at crushing the protest and are equally unacceptable. | detail

Visits 3463
05.12.2013

Hundreds Injured in Kiev as Riot Police Crack Down

“Ukraine is going through serious civil unrest,” saidRachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “No matter how difficult the situation becomes, police shouldn’t be beating people who pose no threat.” | detail

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04.12.2013

Unconcealed Provocation

A dangerous stunt acted out by provocateurs and the Berkut riot police on Sunday outside the president’s administration on Bankova St has taken a sinister turn. On Dec. 3, 9 men, five of them still in hospital after being badly beaten by the riot police, were remanded in custody for 2 months | detail

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04.12.2013

Lawyers call on colleagues to help beaten peaceful protesters

The Ukrainian Bar Association [UBA] has initiated a legal aid centre for participants in peaceful protests aimed at ensuring that victims of unlawful action by the police are given swift and professional help. | detail

Visits 867
03.12.2013

OZON: On where the police were and weren’t on Dec 1

The authorities failed to safeguard freedom of peaceful assembly during the mass demonstration on Dec. 1 and concentrated police in certain areas, leaving a huge number of people with almost no officers responsible for maintaining law and order | detail

Visits 1656
02.12.2013

No Provoking a State of Emergency

If the clashes provoked by masked young men on Sunday were aimed at justifying imposition of a state of emergency, they will encounter major difficulties. As well as clear evidence of deliberate provocation, there are also legislative hurdles. | detail

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