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20.07.2018

Ukrainian neo-Nazi C14 activist under house arrest over violent attack on Roma camp

Serhiy Mazur, the far-right C14 activist who boasted on Facebook in veiled terms about an attack on a Roma camp in Kyiv during which young children could be seen fleeing in terror has been placed under 24-hour house arrest for the next two months. | detail

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25.06.2018

Fatal attack on Roma Camp in Lviv leaves young man dead, a child and others injured

A 24-year-old was stabbed to death on Saturday night, in the latest savage attack on Roma settlements in Ukraine this year.  Four other people were injured, including a woman and a 10-year-old boy.  This is the first death, but there have been five attacks over recent months, with the authorities’ failure to react swiftly and adequately on the previous occasions unfortunately making such a tragedy seem inevitable. | detail

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21.06.2018

Police, who watched on as homes were destroyed by Loschchynivka mob, now deny there were riots

Almost two years after violent anti-Roma riots in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast) made world headlines, the police are ignoring hard evidence of who was to blame and essentially denying that there were riots at all | detail

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14.06.2018

Ukrainian neo-Nazi C14, known for racist and homophobic attacks, gets public funding for ‘patriotic education’

‘C14’, a neo-Nazi group involved over recent months in anti-Roma, homophobic and other attacks in Ukraine, has become one of the recipients of Ministry of Youth and Sport grants, together with an organization linked to the far-right Svoboda party. | detail

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08.06.2018

With Axes And Hammers, Far-Right Vigilantes Destroy Another Roma Camp In Kyiv

Swinging axes and sledgehammers as a camera rolled, members of the far-right Azov National Druzhyna militia destroyed a Romany camp in Kyiv’s Holosiyivskiy Park on June 7 | detail

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29.05.2018

Ukrainian Jewish associations outraged by Kyiv Council plans for bloodstained anniversary

The VAAD Association of Jewish Associations and Communities and a number of other Ukrainian Jewish organizations have expressed strong concern over the decision by the Kyiv City Council to hold events marking 250 years since Koliyivshchyna, a rebellion which resulted, among other things, in the 1786 Uman Massacre of Poles, Jews and Greek-Catholics | detail

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28.05.2018

Ukrainian prosecutor accused of brutal attack on Roma hate crime lawyer

Andriy Mukha, the lawyer representing victims of a fatal attack on Roma residents in Vilshany (Kharkiv oblast) has himself been badly beaten up in his office by men who, he says, were led by a local prosecutor.  A criminal investigation has been launched, and though Mukha was alone at the time, the assailants did not wear masks and there appears to be CCTV video footage. | detail

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24.05.2018

Third violent attack on a Roma camp in Ukraine in just over a month

There has been another arson attack on a Roma camp in Ukraine, the third in just over a month, with this one accompanied both by shooting and by an appallingly xenophobic report on the Facebook page of a local media publication. | detail

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15.05.2018

Verdicts awaited in Russia’s most openly anti-Crimean Tatar ‘trial’

The ‘trial’ has ended in Russian-occupied Crimea of five Crimean Tatars accused of ‘involvement’ in a pre-annexation demonstration over which Russia has no jurisdiction.  Verdicts are due on June 4, but are unlikely to bring many surprises, given that this lawless case was not terminated at the first court hearing despite being prohibited by Russia’s own criminal code. | detail

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14.05.2018

Another Roma camp attacked and burned down in Ukraine, with police seeing only ‘hooliganism’

A permanent Roma settlement in Rudne, near Lviv, was burned down on 9 May, leaving a number of families homeless.  It was the second attack on a Ukrainian Roma camp in less than a month, although this time nobody has publicly admitted to carrying it out.. While Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsperson clearly views this as a hate crime, and witnesses speak of a crowd of around 30 young masked thugs, the police have thus far only initiated an investigation into suspected ‘hooliganism’. | detail

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14.05.2018

Vaad of Ukraine Statement in Response to US Congressmen Letter Concerning Anti-Semitism in Poland and Ukraine

The authors of this statement consider letter to be a piece of anti-Ukrainian defamation which is already in use by the propaganda sector of Russian Federation’s hybrid war on Ukraine. They urge all those interested in getting true information on anti-Semitism in Ukraine to turn to the Vaad of Ukraine for it. | detail

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26.04.2018

Appalling images from neo-Nazi C14 attack on Kyiv Roma camp force police to retract denial

Video footage and witness accounts of the violent dispersal of a Roma camp on Lysa Hora by neo-Nazi C14 thugs emerged on 25 April which were in stark contrast to the version of events presented by the Head of the Kyiv Police, Andriy Kryshchenko.  By evening on 25 April, the police finally announced that a criminal investigation had been initiated after days of implausible denial. | detail

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23.04.2018

Ukrainian neo-Nazi C14 vigilantes drive out Roma families, burn their camp

The far-right C14 organization has carried out an operation, possibly in cooperation with a Kyiv district administration, which resulted in Roma families being forced to flee their camp on Lysa Hora in Kyiv | detail

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20.04.2018

Murder trial but no probe into police inaction during anti-Roma pogrom in Loshchynivka

Objections have been quashed against holding the high-profile trial of a young man accused of the rape and murder of a child behind closed doors. The trial is of public interest because of the anti-Roma pogrom which followed it, and because there are grounds for believing that the defendant is innocent. | detail

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04.04.2018

Russia uses hate speech to stir up fear and hatred of Ukrainians in occupied Crimea

Russia is deliberately creating an atmosphere of fear and aggression in occupied Crimea with Ukraine and Ukrainians pitched as ‘the enemy’ | detail

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07.02.2018

Ukrainian sentenced to life for racist and homophobic attacks

A 28-year-old Kharkiv man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for racist and homophobic attacks on six people, and the killing of another young man. The case was important in that the prosecution clearly identified the racism determining Vitaly Kadnichansky’s choice of victim, as well as referring to homophobic motives.  It also gained some notoriety due to the attempt by Oleh Lyashko, head of the ‘Radical Party’ to get the young man added to a list of ‘political prisoners’ in 2015, and released under an amnesty. | detail

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01.02.2018

Israeli government report invents sharp rise in anti-Semitism in Ukraine

A report on anti-Semitism by the Israeli Ministry for Diaspora Affairs has come up with some statistics about anti-Semitism in Ukraine which would be alarming if they had any basis in fact.  According to Vyacheslav Likhachev, who has been systematically monitoring anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine for well over 10 years,  they have little or none. | detail

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30.01.2018

Far-right vigilantes imposing ‘Ukrainian order’ are strange partners for Ukraine’s National Police

So-called ‘National Militia Units’ are promising to ’establish Ukrainian order” on the streets of Kyiv, seemingly in cooperation with Ukraine’s National Police.  Assurances from the Interior Ministry cannot allay concerns about police collaboration with an organization which has on many occasions demonstrated intolerance towards ethnic minorities, as well as to people whose sexual orientation, political or other beliefs they view with antagonism.  | detail

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06.10.2017

Ukrainian prosecutor refuses to investigate police inaction during shocking anti-Roma pogrom

An Odesa court has reinstated the criminal proceedings initiated over police failure to react during anti-Roma riots last year in Loshchynivka, but only after human rights lawyers challenged the prosecutor’s decision to terminate the investigation.   | detail

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25.05.2017

Vigilantes in military gear accused of new attack on Roma in Kyiv

A family who recently spoke out publicly about disturbing measures to drive out Romani residents of Kyiv have been set upon by a group of former soldiers whose civic organization was organized under the patronage of an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister | detail

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