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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
01.06.2016

Russian FSB terrorizes Crimean Tatar school students in occupied Crimea

They look for ‘dissidents’ early in Russian-occupied Crimea. On May 27, the day before an exam, FSB officers turned up at a school in Feodosia to grill Crimean Tatar 9th grade students on possible ‘incorrect’ thinking. | detail

Visits 4179
19.02.2016

Fascists And Evil Americans: Ukrainian Separatists Launch Magazine For Kids

A ruthless cookie-baking overlord named Fashiston dressed in the colors of the American flag. An evil woman named Gnuland handing out treats to masked men controlled by a pig-headed Ukrainian. And a kind, well-dressed man called Papa who has a striking resemblance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. | detail

Visits 2008
07.09.2015

Ukrainian & Crimean Tatar pushed out of schools in Russian-occupied Crimea

18 months after Russia invaded and annexed Crimea, not one class of the over 18 thousand children beginning school on Sept 1, will be with instruction in Ukrainian. Even in traditionally Crimean Tatar schools, tuition is now in Russian or Crimean Tatar, with Russian predominating | detail

Visits 4170
17.08.2015

Kremlin-backed militants to teach their own ‘history’ in schools

In schools within the territory of the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’, students will study “the history of the war in Donbas and the emergence of the Republic”. School students will unfortunately be unlikely to critically assess a narrative in which the villains are supposedly a ‘Kyiv Junta’ full of anti-Semitic radicals whom the leaders of the ‘republics’ dismiss as “pathetic Jews” | detail

Visits 3350
03.07.2015

Children of Donbas: adopted, abandoned, used for propaganda

345 children from the Donbas and Luhansk oblasts have been adopted since 2014. this reflecting an increase undoubtedly due to the military conflict. Evacuated children’s homes in areas under militant control are filling up again, and the chances for those children’s adoption appear to be nil. | detail

Visits 4726
24.10.2014

Crimean orphans lose chances for adoption under Russian occupation

Crimean orphans are being forced to take Russian citizenship. Many have lost the chance to be adopted or to live in a more family-pitched environment with the system of adoption built over many years being destroyed | detail

Visits 2794
25.09.2014

Donetsk National University to be moved after seizure by militants

The education ministry is currently looking for appropriate premises which would be suitable for moving the university following the seizure of its main building by Kremlin-backed militants | detail

Visits 2888
22.09.2014

Armed militants wage offensive against Donbas universities

Attempts to seize control of the universities in Donetsk and Luhansk are continuing with the Kremlin-backed militants not always aware what is studied in the institutes they burst into with machine guns | detail

Visits 4714
19.09.2014

No equality of languages in the Crimea

Despite the assurances given by Russia when it annexed the Crimea and the fact that there are three state languages – Ukrainian, Russian and Crimean Tatar, the time assigned to each in Crimean schools is totally disproportionate | detail

Visits 3184
15.09.2014

Seizure of Donetsk University – an attempt to destroy the future of Donbas

On Sept 10 heavily armed Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic took control of Donetsk National University | detail

Visits 3896
05.09.2014

Crimean children prevented from studying in their native language

Only the Ukrainian lyceum in Simferopol is providing a first grade class with all teaching in the Ukrainian language. Children will, however, be forced to change to Russian in the two final years of school placing them, as well as Crimean Tatar students studying in Crimean Tatar, at a severe disadvantage when taking vital school-leaving exams. | detail

Visits 3512
29.07.2014

Kremlin-armed militants continue to terrorise and use children as hostages

40 children from a Luhansk children’s home abducted by Kremlin-backed militants on Saturday are now in Ukraine and safe, however militants are still refusing to allow the evacuation of other children with medical conditions from the area of fighting | detail

Visits 3920
27.07.2014

Kremlin-backed militants abduct infants with special medical needs

40 infants in need of constant medical care have been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants from a children’s home in Luhansk who were planning to take them – without the necessary documentation and vital medical records into Russia. | detail

Visits 5833
15.07.2014

New attempts to forcibly take orphans to Russia

150 children from two school orphanages have become hostages to the Kremlin-backed militants and are again in danger of being taken, against their will, to Russia. | detail

Visits 4344
20.06.2014

Kremlin-backed militants seize educational centre in Donetsk

The Donetsk Regional Administration has reported that the Donetsk Regional Children and Youth Centre in Donetsk has been seized after it refused to accept control by the Kremlin-backed militants’ self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. | detail

Visits 2875
17.06.2014

Kyiv University to teach Crimean Tatar Language and Literature

Up till 2014 Crimean Tatar was only taught at two universities or institutes in the Crimea. The fate of the specialization offered at the Tavria University in Simferopol appears to be under threat. | detail

Visits 2433
06.06.2014

Kremlin-backed militants on the hunt for pro-Ukrainian students

Armed fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic are turning up at Donetsk National University student hostels and demanding to see lists of foreign students; students from Western Ukraine and those who hold pro-Ukrainian views. | detail

Visits 3239
31.05.2014

Plans to remove Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages in Crimean schools?

The questionnaires sent out to parents in Crimean schools may be yet another attempt to remove language options claiming that this is what parents want | detail

Visits 2944
15.05.2014

Ukrainian language pushed out of Crimean schools

The Russian Education Ministry has announced that Ukrainian in Crimean schools will be retrained as teachers of Russian. Not only is the main language of tuition changing at the Ukrainian Lyceum in Simferopol, but a Russian flag has now been raised over it | detail

Visits 6725
11.04.2014

Head of only Ukrainian school in Simferopol hounded out

Natalya Rudenko, head of the only Ukrainian lyceum in Simferopol and one of only 5 in the Crimea has been forced to resign under pressure from officials and the self-styled leader Sergei Aksenov’s vigilantes | detail

Visits 2883
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