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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
21.05.2008

Donetsk City Council passes decision to restrict studies in Ukrainian

According to their decision, it is not permitted to increase the number of Ukrainian language schools and classes, or kindergartens or children’s groups | detail

Visits 1592
16.05.2008

For the first time a rural teacher has been convicted of anti-Semitism

Mykola Yaymchuk from the Kirovohrad region has been convicted for incitement to racial enmity over offensive statements about ethnic Jews and people studying the Torah. | detail

Visits 1453
20.04.2008

Men sentenced over racially-motivated murder in Kyiv

A Kyiv court has found two men guilty of inciting racial hatred and enmity and one also guilty of murdering Nigerian national Kunyon Myevi Hodi on 25 October 2006. | detail

Visits 2415
17.04.2008

Police call for help in guarding Muslim cemeteries

There are 427 Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea and the Crimean police have sent a letter to city and district administrations speaking of the need to find money to pay for civil security for the graveyards in cooperation with the local police | detail

Visits 2482
16.04.2008

UNHCR concerned over situation in the Crimea

“Representatives of the UNHCR expressed strong concern over recent events in the Crimea, and how these are presented in a number of Crimean and nationwide media outlets”, the Mejilis states | detail

Visits 2400
14.04.2008

Gangs of skinheads in the Crimea and six other Ukrainian cities

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, these skinheads are aged between 14 and 27 and are in gangs of from 20 to 50 people. Such groups exist in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya, Lviv, Sevastopol, Chernihiv and the Crimea | detail

Visits 2561
12.04.2008

Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea to be guarded

The Acting Head of the Crimean Police has issued an order to place all Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea under guard. This was announced on Friday following the latest attack on a cemetery near Simferopol | detail

Visits 2296
12.04.2008

Muslim cemetery desecrated near Simferopol

Another Muslim cemetery in the Crimea, this time in the settlement of Chistenke near Simferopol, was desecrated in the morning of Friday 11 April | detail

Visits 2384
12.04.2008

Call for measures against racism and xenophobia

President Yushchenko has sent letters to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in which he stresses the need for effective steps aimed at countering xenophobia, racial and ethnic intolerance in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1416
20.03.2008

Whose side are you on?

When the victim of a racist attack, still in hospital with a near-fatal knife wound, is presented with criminal charges, then some hard-hitting questions need to be asked. Like where is the authorities’ commitment to the rule of law and justice, not to mention combating racism and xenophobia? | detail

Visits 1344
20.03.2008

Watch your tongue

On hate speech and stereotypes in the Ukrainian media which entrench dangerous attitudes and engender intolerance | detail

Visits 1817
18.03.2008

Cossacks suspected of desecrating a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

Police suspect people linked with the Cossack unit “Sobol” to be behind the major attack on a Muslim Cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2537
13.03.2008

Large skinhead organization blamed for refugee’s murder

Kyiv police have detained a minor suspected of murdering a 40-year-old refugee from Sierra Leone on 8 March. | detail

Visits 2465
04.03.2008

Two detained over murder of Congolese national

Kyiv police have detained two 16-year-olds suspected of killing the young Congolese man in December last year. They are said to belong to a skinhead organization | detail

Visits 1828
03.03.2008

EU language policy specialist: “We have received no individual complaints from Russians”

In this interview, an EU specialist on language policy says that he does not think ethnic Russians or people using Russian have problems using their native language. He is concerned about problems experienced by the Crimean Tatar people, especially in education | detail

Visits 2043
02.03.2008

Afghanistan War veterans in the Crimea come out in support of the Soborna Mosque

“In Afghanistan we were not divided according to ethnic or religious differences and we regard as legitimate the demands of the Muslims for a Soborna Mosque to be built in Simferopol" | detail

Visits 2101
28.02.2008

Lawlessness unto themselves

The Simferopol City Council has taken a decision which is difficult not to see as deliberately aimed at heightening tension in the city and perhaps in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2488
28.02.2008

If you’re anti-fascists, that means Kyiv has fascists?

On neo-fascists and skinheads in Ukraine, those fighting them (and not with words alone) in Kyiv and on the influence of Russian neo-Nazi groups | detail

Visits 1911
27.02.2008

Police Chief slams attempts at provocation by the Simferopol City Council

He says that the decision not to allocate land on Yalynska St to build an Assembly Mosque was unlawful and that the police would not be vacating the protesters | detail

Visits 2184
27.02.2008

MIA proposes inter-departmental committee against xenophobia

The committee would present a comprehensive document on combating racism and xenophobia in Ukraine which the Ministry of Internal Affairs says goes beyond its powers | detail

Visits 1766
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