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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
16.04.2008

UNHCR concerned over situation in the Crimea

“Representatives of the UNHCR expressed strong concern over recent events in the Crimea, and how these are presented in a number of Crimean and nationwide media outlets”, the Mejilis states | detail

Visits 2337
14.04.2008

Gangs of skinheads in the Crimea and six other Ukrainian cities

According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, these skinheads are aged between 14 and 27 and are in gangs of from 20 to 50 people. Such groups exist in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya, Lviv, Sevastopol, Chernihiv and the Crimea | detail

Visits 2474
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 2240
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 2331
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 1364
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 2239
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 2634
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 1312
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 1297
20.03.2008

Watch your tongue

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

Visits 1765
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 2485
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 2396
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 2600
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 1681
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 1776
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 2045
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 2432
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 1852
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 2132
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 1713
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