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07.06.2013

Journalists met with riot police on Journalist Day

Once again journalists who gathered near the President’s residence at Mezhyhirya were obstructed first by traffic, then by Berkut riot police | detail

Visits 1430
04.06.2013

Court bans Stop Censorship peaceful protest outside Mezhyhirya

For the third year in a row the court has restricted people’s right to peaceful assembly near the President’s controversial residence at Mezhyhirya. | detail

Visits 1336
04.06.2013

Jail for Anti-Yanukovych banner?

Four members of the Democratic Alliance party holding a banner reading "Yanukovych get out of Kyiv" were detained on Monday for a peaceful protest on the route taken by President Yanukovych’s cortege. | detail

Visits 1558
28.05.2013

Mysterious “men in black” guard Mezhyhirya from the public

OZON a civic peaceful assembly watchdog is demanding that the Interior Ministry explain who the identified men in black were who obstructed a peaceful gathering near the President’s controversial residence at Mezhyhirya on 15 May | detail

Visits 1184
27.05.2013

A modest first for Ukraine

That Ukraine saw its first Gay Pride March on Saturday is an achievement, given obstruction from the authorities, homophobic threats from a number of organizations and VO Svoboda, and justifiably little confidence that the police would protect participants from attack | detail

Visits 1320
24.05.2013

LGBT Equality March banned in Kyiv

The District Administrative Court in Kyiv banned the march on application from the Kyiv City State Administration. The ban officially covers all but official events on 25 May, though clearly the target was the March for Equality. | detail

Visits 1047
23.05.2013

UHHRU On the events before and on 18 May

Throughout the country police and transport workers obstructed people trying to get to Kyiv for the Rise Ukraine opposition rally | detail

Visits 2203
23.05.2013

Whose circus, Mr Prime Minister?

The government can’t get anything right. On Wednesday Prime Minister Azarov threw out women journalists trying through a totally peaceful protest to remind him that it could be his wife or daughter who gets attracked with the police watching on and doing nothing, as happened with their colleague Olha Snitsarchuk | detail

Visits 2139
23.05.2013

On attempts by the Kyiv authorities to ban the March for Equality on 25 May

The Coalition for Combating Discrimination in Ukraine has issued a statement regarding attempts by the Kyiv City State Administration [KCSA] to secure a court ban on any events in the centre of Kyiv on 25 May 2013 | detail

Visits 1494
18.05.2013

Police detain Spilna Sprava civic activists

On Saturday afternoon Berkut riot police detained Oleksandr Danylyuk, the leader of Spilna Sprava [Common Cause] and four other activists from the movement. | detail

Visits 1631
15.05.2013

President’s Administration pays rent to shadowy firm behind Mezhyhirya

During 2012 the President’s Administration paid 100 thousand UAH to Tantalit - a firm believed to have links with the Yanukovych family - for renting an office for Viktor Yanukovych in the latter’s sumptuous residence at Mezhyhirya. | detail

Visits 2099
10.05.2013

Fine over peaceful protest at Mezhyhirya revoked

Andriy Bohdanovych was fined over the same peaceful action for which Maxim Panov was jailed for 7 days. | detail

Visits 1546
23.04.2013

Speak for Yourself

When freedom of peaceful assembly is coming under increasing assault, solidarity among representatives of civic society is especially vital. Solidarity does not by any means exclude pluralism of views. Recent statements from one quarter have forced the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union to issue a statement making this clear. | detail

Visits 1554
23.04.2013

Why a law on peaceful assembly is needed

In his analysis, Volodymyr Yavorsky notes that bans on peaceful assembly are becoming ever more frequent and all-purpose, prohibiting any meetings in a particular place or timeframe. The need for legal regulation is clear. It is just as clearly missing at present | detail

Visits 1792
22.04.2013

Democratic Alliance: The President is scared of people altogether

Vasyl Hatsko, Head of the Democratic Alliance Party and Maxim Panov, head of the Kyiv branch, are now at liberty having been jailed as administrative arrest over entirely peaceful protests | detail

Visits 1380
22.04.2013

Tree defenders in Kyiv detained

During a protest against tree-felling on Dniprovodska St (Obolon region), police detained two protesters – well-known journalist Ihor Lutsenko and Vitaly Hruzynov | detail

Visits 860
16.04.2013

Usual arsenal against peaceful protest

Democratic Alliance activists who arrived at Mezhyhirya on Monday to protest over the jailing of two fellow-activists were attacked by “unidentified thugs” and subjected to rough treatment by a formidable continent of Berkut riot police. There are also reports of obstruction by traffic police | detail

Visits 1563
16.04.2013

Democratic Alliance: Overcome your fear and act!

The Democratic Alliance is demanding that Maxim Panov and Vasyl Hatsko be released and calling on Ukrainians to stand up for their rights | detail

Visits 1545
15.04.2013

Protecting the President’s Patch

It was bad enough that all peaceful actions for the last three years have been banned anywhere near the President’s estate at Mezhyhirya. Now peaceful protesters are being jailed . | detail

Visits 2479
12.04.2013

Activist jailed for 7 days for visit to Mezhyhirya

On the same day that the European Court of Human Rights urged Ukraine to sort out its legislation on peaceful assembly, further worrying reports are emerging about ongoing violations of this fundamental right. | detail

Visits 2246
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