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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
03.12.2011

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

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Visits 1961
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 1792
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 1649
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 1579
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 1892
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 776
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 1799
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 2045
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 1603
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 1721
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 2081
27.11.2011

Police draw up protocols against Chernobyl Clearup veterans’ peaceful protesters

The following information was translated only hours before the police, counter to assurances, stormed a peaceful protest as a result of which one man died and at least two others were hospitalized | detail

Visits 2101
25.11.2011

No money to pay teachers’ salaries – because of Euro 2012?

There are reports from various regions that schools and universities are forcing educational staff to take unpaid leave. The teachers largely avoid giving their names through fear of being dismissed | detail

Visits 1771
24.11.2011

Tax Code Protests and Prosecution of Peaceful Protesters

It is a year since the mass protests against the new Tax Code, which led among other things to a number of prosecutions on very dubious grounds of those exercising their constitutional right to freedom of assembly and expression | detail

Visits 1428
24.11.2011

Chernobyl Clean-up Workers will defy court ban

The District Administrative Court in Donetsk has banned the protest actions by Chernobyl Clean-up Workers who are incensed over plans by the government to cut benefits. The City Council claims this is over "threats of a terrorist act" | detail

Visits 1631
21.11.2011

Most demanding Chernobyl Clean-up Workers could face criminal prosecution

According to the Head of the Regions Party faction in parliament, Oleksandr Yefremov, Chernobyl Disaster Clean-up Workers who seek through the courts to have pension and benefit arrears awarded, could have criminal investigations initiated against them. | detail

Visits 1555
17.11.2011

Apparent pressure being put on Chernobyl Rescue Workers in Kharkiv

KHPG has grounds for suspecting that the authorities are trying to exercise unlawful pressure on people asserting their right to legally fixed benefits. | detail

Visits 1374
08.11.2011

Government thinks up new way out of enforcing court rulings on benefits

The Cabinet of Ministers has registered a draft law which will revoke payment in full without delay of pensions and compensation in accordance with court rulings | detail

Visits 1142
04.11.2011

Protests throughout Ukraine: riot police clash with demonstrators in Kyiv

Two thousand took part in a demonstration calling for parliament’s dissolution on 3 November. In Donetsk there were 3 thousand, the largest demonstration in recent times | detail

Visits 1970
02.11.2011

Yet more miners die in Ukraine’s mines

On 31 October two miners died of gas poisoning in the former mine Stozhovska-2 in the Donetsk region. Every year men die in Ukrainian mines and each time government officials make empty promises about moves to heighten safety | detail

Visits 1988
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