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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
12.04.2008

Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea to be guarded

The Acting Head of the Crimean Police has issued an order to place all Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea under guard. This was announced on Friday following the latest attack on a cemetery near Simferopol | detail

Visits 2198
12.04.2008

Muslim cemetery desecrated near Simferopol

Another Muslim cemetery in the Crimea, this time in the settlement of Chistenke near Simferopol, was desecrated in the morning of Friday 11 April | detail

Visits 2282
12.04.2008

Call for measures against racism and xenophobia

President Yushchenko has sent letters to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in which he stresses the need for effective steps aimed at countering xenophobia, racial and ethnic intolerance in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1324
02.04.2008

Muslims win their court case for the Soborna Mosque

The ruling handed down by the Crimean Economic Court binding the Simferopol City Council to make an agreement with the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims over land for an Assembly Mosque has come into force | detail

Visits 2202
24.03.2008

You round up cattle, not human beings

Take the title of parliamentarian Gennady Moskal’s interview: “Paedophiles, deviants and maniacs come en masse to Ukraine”. Well, what more can you ask? Why watch moronic horror films when the “news” can make you tremble? | detail

Visits 2574
24.03.2008

Journalists twisted survey results on xenophobia

The State Institute for the Development of the Family and Youth has issued a statement warning that the information presented in the media about the results of a sociological survey on levels of tolerance and xenophobia among young people has been twisted | detail

Visits 1275
20.03.2008

Whose side are you on?

When the victim of a racist attack, still in hospital with a near-fatal knife wound, is presented with criminal charges, then some hard-hitting questions need to be asked. Like where is the authorities’ commitment to the rule of law and justice, not to mention combating racism and xenophobia? | detail

Visits 1255
20.03.2008

Watch your tongue

On hate speech and stereotypes in the Ukrainian media which entrench dangerous attitudes and engender intolerance | detail

Visits 1722
18.03.2008

Cossacks suspected of desecrating a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

Police suspect people linked with the Cossack unit “Sobol” to be behind the major attack on a Muslim Cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2438
13.03.2008

Large skinhead organization blamed for refugee’s murder

Kyiv police have detained a minor suspected of murdering a 40-year-old refugee from Sierra Leone on 8 March. | detail

Visits 2354
13.03.2008

Possible breakthrough in finding those who desecrated a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

In a shocking attack just over a month ago, all 220 gravestones in the central Muslim cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea were destroyed | detail

Visits 2561
11.03.2008

Refugee from Sierra Leone murdered in Kyiv

The police report that one of the main versions being considered is that the killing was racially motivated. They suspect two minors who have not yet been detained | detail

Visits 1640
04.03.2008

Two detained over murder of Congolese national

Kyiv police have detained two 16-year-olds suspected of killing the young Congolese man in December last year. They are said to belong to a skinhead organization | detail

Visits 1729
02.03.2008

Afghanistan War veterans in the Crimea come out in support of the Soborna Mosque

“In Afghanistan we were not divided according to ethnic or religious differences and we regard as legitimate the demands of the Muslims for a Soborna Mosque to be built in Simferopol" | detail

Visits 2000
28.02.2008

Lawlessness unto themselves

The Simferopol City Council has taken a decision which is difficult not to see as deliberately aimed at heightening tension in the city and perhaps in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2386
28.02.2008

If you’re anti-fascists, that means Kyiv has fascists?

On neo-fascists and skinheads in Ukraine, those fighting them (and not with words alone) in Kyiv and on the influence of Russian neo-Nazi groups | detail

Visits 1801
27.02.2008

Police Chief slams attempts at provocation by the Simferopol City Council

He says that the decision not to allocate land on Yalynska St to build an Assembly Mosque was unlawful and that the police would not be vacating the protesters | detail

Visits 2077
27.02.2008

MIA proposes inter-departmental committee against xenophobia

The committee would present a comprehensive document on combating racism and xenophobia in Ukraine which the Ministry of Internal Affairs says goes beyond its powers | detail

Visits 1670
15.02.2008

Court upholds Crimean Muslims over land for the Soborna Mosque

The Crimean Economic Court has ordered the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement within ten days with the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea for the landsite on Yaltynska St | detail

Visits 2407
12.02.2008

Crimean Tatars accuse Crimean enforcement bodies of xenophobia

The Presidium of the Mejilis of the Crimean Tatar People believes that the investigation into high-profile recent events cannot be carried out by the Crimean departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service | detail

Visits 2918
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