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08.12.2017

Russian FSB ‘deports’ Ukrainian & his ‘terrorist’ dog from occupied Crimea

Oleksandr Kovalchuk, a Ukrainian citizen, has been forcibly deported from Crimea where he had been living since 2011.  Russia, which is illegally occupying Crimea, accused Kovalchuk of breaching Russia’s migration legislation – and his dog Teddy of ‘sabotage’ | detail

Visits 4583
04.12.2017

Crimean Tatar political prisoner jailed for Crimea Solidarity named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year

One of the Crimea Solidarity activists arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea in October this year has been named Ukraine’s Volunteer of the Year.   Marlen (Suleyman) Asanov had long been known for his generosity in helping people in need. When, under Russian occupation, the armed searches and arrests began, he became an active member of Crimea Solidarity, a civic initiative launched to help political prisoners and their families. | detail

Visits 1604
09.11.2017

Wives of Crimean Tatar Political Prisoners detained for many hours as Russia steps up terror tactics

Russia is not content with illegally imprisoning 25 Crimean Muslims on unproven charges of involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a peaceful organization that is legal in Ukraine, and leaving 100 children without their fathers.  It has now turned to terrorizing and intimidating the wives and family friends of seven political prisoners, with the women detained, illegally held for many hours by FSB-controlled officers brandishing machine guns and interrogated.  They were finally released late on Wednesday evening, but only after an ambulance needed to be called for one of the women.   | detail

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07.04.2017

European Parliament approves visa liberalization for Ukraine

It’s finally happened! The European Parliament on April 6 voted to lift visa requirements for Ukrainians wishing to travel to anywhere in the Schengen zone. | detail

Visits 969
16.03.2017

Poroshenko law could strip huge numbers of Ukrainians of their citizenship

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has tabled as urgent a draft law which would automatically strip Ukrainians of their citizenship if they voluntarily took on citizenship of another country | detail

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20.12.2016

Strasbourg to rule on Russia’s 2nd deportation of Crimea Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev

Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the 5-year ban imposed shortly after Russia invaded Crimea preventing Mustafa Dzhemiliev from entering his homeland | detail

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26.11.2015

Crimean Ukrainian Activist Detained on Border, Threatened with Ban

Veldar Shukurdzhiyev, a member of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, has again faced harassment, this time from Russian border guards and FSB officers as he tried to return to Crimea from mainland Ukraine | detail

Visits 2079
28.09.2015

Stupid obstacles to foreigners entering Crimea dropped, other problems remain

On Sept. 24, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers adopted important amendments on entering and leaving areas under occupation with direct impact for foreign journalists and human rights activists, as well as members of international NGOs. | detail

Visits 1676
05.08.2015

Ukraine must not help Russia hide its rights violations in Crimea

At a time when Russia is flagrantly violating the rights of Ukrainian nationals in Crimea, stifling independent media, arresting those who express their opposition to Russian occupation, it is vital that Ukraine helps human rights groups and foreign journalists to follow the situation, and does not obstruct their access through flawed regulations. | detail

Visits 2868
23.06.2015

Donbas betrayed

By no means all people in Donbas support the Kremlin-backed militants and Russia, and there is understandably bitter reaction to plans for a total blockade, and the new ban on public transport crossing between areas under militant control and the rest of Ukraine. | detail

Visits 3797
17.06.2015

Why is Ukraine restricting Crimeans’ rights?

Human rights groups have condemned the new rules which Ukraine’s government introduced earlier this month for crossing into and out of Crimea. The restrictions will hit ordinary Ukrainians hard, whereas business interests are continuing to prevent Ukraine exerting economic pressure that could improve the plight of Ukrainians living under occupation | detail

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07.02.2015

KHPG: On the Armed Forces Headquarters initiative seriously restricting freedom of movement in connection with mobilization

Kharkiv Human Rights Group statement against attempts by military headquarters to require men of mobilization age to receive permission from military recruitment offices for travel outside their administrative districts | detail

Visits 1844
30.12.2014

Transport blockade of Crimea a Gift to the Kremlin?

At a time when enthusiasm for Russian rule in the Crimea is likely to be on the wane, Ukraine’s temporary transport blockade has aroused panic among ordinary Crimeans, but also bemusement at the excuses given and criticism of an unlawful restriction of people’s rights | detail

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05.07.2014

Refat Chubarov also banned from Crimea

In the latest of a number of outrages by the regime in the Crimea under Russian occupation, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov thas been prevented from returning to the Crimea following the meeting of the Mejlis in Henychesk, Kherson oblast | detail

Visits 4626
27.06.2014

Daughter of well-known pro-Ukrainian activist prevented from leaving Crimea

The border guards claimed that she didn’t have the right to cross what they called the Russian border since her Ukrainian passport was not valid. They suggested that she ‘resolve the problem’ by getting a Russian passport. | detail

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28.03.2014

Crimea’s occupation government issues long persona non grata list

The only positive thing to be said is that the list does not, as reported earlier, include Mustafa Dzhemiliev, now a Ukrainian MP, but also the long-standing head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and veteran of the movement for the restoration of Crimean Tatar rights | detail

Visits 2694
01.04.2013

Railway ticket are again to include names

The introduction of named railway tickets and the gathering of information about passengers’ movements infringe the right to privacy. Nobody has informed passengers of such a database, and has not asked for their consent to having data about their travels inserted and retained | detail

Visits 2672
20.03.2013

Travel by passport from Thursday

Despite vehement protest from human rights organizations, from 21 March it will not be possible to buy a train ticket without providing ones (internal) passport details which will be indicated on the ticket. | detail

Visits 1957
15.11.2012

Named railway tickets an unwarranted restriction of people’s freedom

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has initiated an open appeal against the Cabinet of Ministers’ plan to bring in a system where people’s (internal) passport details are given on railway tickets | detail

Visits 2065
13.11.2012

Named railway tickets again planned

The Ministry of Infrastructure is planning to introduce changes to railway transport, including checks on passports (internal ID documents) both when buying tickets and when boarding a train | detail

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