12 thousand displaced people still without proper winter accommodation

The overall number of people registered as internally displaced persons [IDP] comes to 330,984. | detail

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Russia plans fast-track removal of Ukrainian refugees to Siberia

A new Russian decree instructs the authorities in occupied Crimea, as well as 10 Russian regions to send refugees from Ukraine to parts of the RF under a ‘voluntary settlement’ programme Siberia is meant and there’s nothing voluntary about it. | detail

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Official: Nearly 40 thousand refugees have returned to Donbas

The head of the State Emergency Service has reported that for the first time people are returning to eastern Ukraine, rather than leaving the area where fighting has been underway | detail

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President vetoes flawed displaced persons law

President Poroshenko has vetoed the law on dealing with the ever-increasing number of people forced from their homes since Russia’s invasion of the Crimea, While this apparently heeds calls from human rights groups and activists working directly with displaced people, the recommended amendments will still leave many of the failings of the bill intact | detail

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Further calls for veto of internally displaced persons law

As well as many other failings already reported, the law fails to ensure allocation of funding to help internally displaced persons, confusingly called ’forced migrants’, and does not specify where people should go for help | detail

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Mysterious money supposedly allocated for refugees

Civic Activist Olexandra Dvoretska reports that she and colleagues have been unable to learn any details about the 25 million UAH supposedly allocated by the Cabinet of Ministers to provide temporary accommodation for Crimeans forced from their homes | detail

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KHPG statement on the adoption of a law on internally displaced persons

Short analysis of the law passed on June 19 which in KHPG’s view does not resolve the problems of those forcibly displaced | detail

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Law on Internally Displaced people comes in for criticism

According to civic activist Alexandra Dvoretska, "this law does not resolve even 10% of the problems encountered by people who’ve ended up on occupied territory or in zones where anti-terrorist operations are underway”. | detail

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Help for Forcibly Displaced People

Brief description of the problems now faced by internally displaced people in Ukraine | detail

Visits 3015

France allows questionable extradition to Ukraine or Russia

A French court has ignored concerns expressed by human rights groups, and ruled that Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition politician from Kazakhstan, can be extradited to Russia or Ukraineю There are serious grounds for believing he will be sent back to Kazakhstan | detail

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Ukrainian Road Control journalist granted asylum in US

Andriy Zhukovyen and two other Road Control journalists had highly questionable charges brought against them after themselves coming under attack while videoing what they believed to be illegal activities by the traffic police | detail

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France must not extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov to Ukraine

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union and Without Borders Project have expressed concern over the possible extradition to Ukraine of Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opposition politician from Kazakhstan, and believe that he will then be extradited back to his country of origin. | detail

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Ravozzaev still in detention as first anniversary of Kyiv abduction approaches

A Moscow court has again extended the detention order on Leonid Razvozzhaev, the leftwing Russian activist who was abducted from the centre of Kyiv on 17 October last year while in the process of applying for political asylum | detail

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Ukraine Security Services condemned for aiding abductions, disappearances and torture

Amnesty International has published a new report entitled Return to Torture in Central Asia in which it accuses the security services of Russia, Ukraine and the Central Asian republics of colluding in the abduction, disappearance, unlawful transfer and torture of wanted individuals | detail

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Ukraine in flagrant breach of commitments on refugees

Refugees and asylum seekers get no help from the government and are not given the means to help themselves | detail

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No safety for Russian opposition figures in Ukraine

Mikhail Maglov from the Russian movement Solidarity is reported on Ukrainsky Tyzhden as saying that the abduction from Ukraine of leftwing activist Leonid Razvozzhaev made it clear that Russian opposition figures cannot feel safe in Ukraine. | detail

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Ex- Tajik Prime Minister will not be extradited

On Thursday 4 April ex- Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov was released from the Kyiv SIZO [remand prison]. His lawyer told journalists that Ukraine does not plan to extradite Mr Abdullojonov | detail

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Authorities must not return former Tajik Prime Minister to torture in Tajikistan

Amnesty International has written to the Ukrainian authorities urging them not to return former Prime Minister Abdulmalik Abdullodzhonov to Tajikistan where he would be at risk of torture and other grave human rights violations | detail

Visits 1593

Why is Ukraine ready to extradite refugees?

A Kyiv court has sanctioned the arrest pending extradition of ex-Tajik Prime Minister Abdumalik Abdullojonov who was detained when he arrived in Kyiv from the USA on 5 February | detail

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Abducted in Kyiv. Whereabouts presently unknown

The lawyer representing Leonid Razvozzhaev, the Russian opposition activist who was abducted from Kyiv in October while in the process of seeking asylum, says that neither he nor Razvozzhaev’s family have any idea where he is being held | detail

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