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09.12.2011

Prosecutor finds no crime in death of Donetsk hunger striker Gennady Konoplyov

The Donetsk Regional Prosecutor asserts that no cause and effect link between the actions of the MIA, Emergencies Ministry or doctors and the death of Gennady Konoplyov has been found, and that the forcible dismantling of the tent Mr Konoplyov and others were in was entirely lawful . | detail

Visits 1424
09.12.2011

10 Chornobyl clean-up protesters taken to hospital

One of the protesters has told reporters that they are not planning to stop their hunger strike and that more and more people are coming to support them. At present in the Mariyinsky Park about 30 former Chornobyl clean-up workers are on hunger strike | detail

Visits 1032
08.12.2011

Do the Elderly have access to the justice system?

The Sociological Laboratory of the Kherson Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters recently carried out research to find out whether the justice system in Ukraine is available to the elderly | detail

Visits 687
07.12.2011

Report on the Donetsk Events: Police have not proven their innocence

The report on the events which culminated in the death of protester Gennady Konoplyov who was on hunger strike in solidarity with former Chornobyl clean-up workers points to clear infringements of the right to peaceful assembly and to the near for a thorough investigation by the MIA with public participation | detail

Visits 1388
07.12.2011

Chornobyl clean-up workers set up tent camp protest in Lviv

Former Chornobyl clean-up workers have set up tents outside the Lviv Regional Office of thel Pension Fund. They are demanding payment of their pensions in full and the dismissal of the Head of the Regional Office | detail

Visits 897
07.12.2011

Peaceful protesters outside the Cabinet of Ministers get another police visitation

The police have for the second time drawn up protocols on administrative offences against the former Chernobyl clean-up workers on hunger strike near the Cabinet of Ministers’ building in Kyiv | detail

Visits 823
05.12.2011

GRECO calls for improved anti-corruption legislation and greater transparency of political funding.

The Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption warns that determined action in the area of political financing is clearly required in order to foster citizens’ trust in Ukraine’s democratic system, its politicians and political parties | detail

Visits 1091
05.12.2011

Much trumpeted “Fight against Corruption” receives a damning rating

In the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index for 2011 Ukraine has fallen 18 places, and is now in 152nd place out of 183 countries | detail

Visits 1133
03.12.2011

Working Group criticizes Donetsk authorities over crushing of peaceful protest

The Working Group delegated by the MIA Public Council says that there were violations of legislation by both the Donetsk law enforcement bodies and the judges who banned a peaceful protest action by the Donetsk former Chernobyl clean-up workers. | detail

Visits 1493
03.12.2011

Kyiv people bring Chornobyl clean-up protesters warm things and medicine

One of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers on hunger strike demanding full payment of pensions and enforcement of court rulings has spoken of the help they have been receiving and their determination to hold out src=http://khpg.org/files/photos/1322863930.jpg> | detail

Visits 1662
02.12.2011

No justification for bans on Chornobyl clean-up workers’ protests

Human rights defenders are scathing of the ban on protests by Chornobyl clean-up workers and the non-enforcement of court rulings ordering social payments to be made to people entitled to benefits | detail

Visits 1515
02.12.2011

Police draw up administrative protocols against Chornobyl clean-up workers

The police have issued administrative protocols against 19 former Chornobyl Disaster clean-up workers who are on hunger strike outside the Cabinet of Ministers building in Kyiv. This is for what they claim are infringements of the rules for holding mass gatherings and citizens’ meetings | detail

Visits 1433
01.12.2011

EU concerned over obstruction of peaceful protest in Ukraine

The EU Commissioner of European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle has expressed concern over reports that demonstrations have been obstructed with indications that excessive force was used by police | detail

Visits 1403
01.12.2011

Donetsk court accused of cruel mockery of Chornobyl clean-up workers

The Donetsk District Administrative Court summoned members of the former Chornobyl clean-up workers’ protest to a court hearing, forcing men in bad health to wait long hours and refusing to adjourn the hearing to allow them to come with a lawyer | detail

Visits 1653
01.12.2011

Pension Fund asks what a “social, law-based State” means

The Pension Fund of Ukraine has asked the Constitutional Court to provide an interpretation of a number of articles of the Constitution and current legislation regarding inalienity of rights and the right to social protection | detail

Visits 636
30.11.2011

Donetsk: Funeral Procession in Memory of Gennady Konoplyov

Around a thousand people took part in a symbolic funeral procession on 29 November through the centre of Donetsk in memory of Mr Konoplyov who died on Sunday night when the police stormed the peaceful protest and hunger strike by former Chornobyl clean-up workers and their supporters | detail

Visits 1578
30.11.2011

Demonstrations and heavy-handed police methods continue in Kyiv

Throughout Tuesday former Chornobyl clean-up workers and Afghanistan War veterans picketed the Cabinet of Ministers protesting over cuts to pensions and social benefits. There were a number of incidents with the Berkut riot police | detail

Visits 1763
29.11.2011

Riot Police use heavyhanded measures against Chornobyl clean-up protesters

The Kharkiv man, Vladimir Proskurin, who lost consciousness during an action by Berkut riot officers against peaceful Chornobyl clean-up protesters in Kyiv would seem to have been deliberately targeted for arrest, possibly in connection with blunt criticism of the government | detail

Visits 1376
29.11.2011

Chornobyl Clean-up Workers: We’ll hold out to the end

Members of the protest on Monday wore black ribbons in memory of Gennady Konoplyov, who died when police stormed and dismantled the protesters’ tents on Sunday evening | detail

Visits 1466
28.11.2011

One dead in police dispersal of peaceful protest by Chornobyl Clean-up Workers

On Sunday evening police together with unidentified individuals in plain clothes began forcibly dismantling the tent camp erected by Chornobyl Clean-up Worker outside the regional department of the Pension Fund in Donetsk | detail

Visits 1807
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