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01.02.2011

Court orders Simferopol Authorities to grant permit for Soborna Mosque

The Spiritual Directorate of Crimean Muslims reports that Ukraine’s High Economic Court has upheld the right of Crimean Muslims to build a Soborna, or Assembly, Mosque in Simferopol | detail

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25.01.2011

Mustafa Dzhemiliev: Pogroms against the Crimean Tatars likely in the near future

The Crimean authorities are widely initiating criminal proceedings over the squatting of land by Crimean Tatars, and, as reported, the Crimean Prime Minister, Vasyl Dzharty has called on Mustafa Dzhemiliev to voluntarily “hand over” all squatted land | detail

Visits 1669
19.01.2011

Crimean authorities present the Crimean Tatars with an ultimatum

The land confrontation in the Crimea could take on new momentum following statements from the Head of the Crimean Government Vasyl Dzharty that an end is needed to land squatting | detail

Visits 1047
28.12.2010

Suspected arson attack on Mosque in the Crimea

“The Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Crimea views what has happened as a deliberate attempt to destabilize inter-faith peace in the Crimea and demands appropriate measures from the law enforcement agencies | detail

Visits 807
21.12.2010

Crimean law enforcement officers target a Mejlis activist

The Crimean Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges of resisting the police against the Head of the Secretariat of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Zair Smedlyaev. Over the case initiated after a rally of Crimean Tatars in 2006, he could face 4 years imprisonment | detail

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09.12.2010

Will the Crimean authorities override the President’s word?

The Crimean authorities are once again trying to stop the building of the Soborna or Assembly Mosque in Simferopol | detail

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08.12.2010

Monitoring begun of xenophobia and anti-Semitism on popular sites

At the initiative of National Deputy Oleksandr Feldman, monitoring has begun of popular Internet publications for manifestations of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and violence. Human rights activists urge caution. | detail

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03.12.2010

Not Ministerial Material

Questions are rightly asked about recent police action in suppressing peaceful protest and obstructing protesters from reaching Kyiv. It is also baffling how the author of xenophobic hate speech could have become Minister of Internal Affairs in the first place | detail

Visits 1891
17.11.2010

KIIS Tolerance Ratings show slight improvement

According to the research carried out by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology from 1994 to 2010 inclusive, over the last two years Ukrainians have become slightly more tolerant in their attitude towards foreigners. | detail

Visits 695
15.11.2010

Kherson radio station issued a warning over anti-Semitism

The warning is over radio broadcasts in 2009 on the channel directly associated with Deputy of the Kherson City Council, Serhiy Kyrychenko | detail

Visits 1021
19.08.2010

While Neo-Nazis become more active, the MIA dissolves the section on fighting xenophobia

According to V. Lichachov, Head of a monitoring programme on racism and xenophobia, there is an upward trend in the number of ever more brutal attacks on anti-fascists and opponents from sub-cultures, He says that this has been seen particularly during 2010.” | detail

Visits 1343
17.08.2010

Police advice steeped in hate speech

Volodymyr Batchaev, Head of the Board of the Cherkasy Centre for Monitoring Human Rights shows how “warnings” on the Ministry of Internal Affairs official website incite racial enmity in relation to Roma people | detail

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05.08.2010

You don’t beat according to passport

Rivne police have provoked an international scandal. During their operation “Illegal Alien” they unwarrantedly detained and allegedly beat two Azerbaijan nationals who were entirely legally in Ukraine, visiting their father. The two Azerbaijanis have complained to the Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan, to the embassy and the law enforcement agencies. | detail

Visits 1149
29.07.2010

Racial profiling still a problem in Ukraine

Racial profiling and non-violent harassment by police as well as attacks against foreigners with non-Slavic appearances by skin-head, and other ultra-right wing groups have become an issue of growing concern as Euro 2012 approaches | detail

Visits 821
25.06.2010

Crimean Prosecutor initiates criminal investigation into circulation of Mein Kampf

Veterans of World War II reported that Hitler’s book, banned in many countries, was being sold freely in Simferopol. Seven copies were found during a check of the book market | detail

Visits 775
10.05.2010

EAJC: no grounds for speaking of anti-Semitic motive for Kyiv murder

The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress has issued a statement regarding the murder of Aryeh Leib Misinzov in Kyiv and unsubstantiated claims that he was the victim of a neo-Nazi attack | detail

Visits 1166
30.04.2010

A Letter to President Yanukovych in support of the Crimean Tatars

A letter from Tilman Tsyulykh, General Secretary of the Society in Support of Threatened Peoples (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Berlin, especially prompted by a worrying campaign being waged against the Crimean Tatar people | detail

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07.04.2010

Police measures to counter criminal manifestations of racism

In a report on crimes against foreign nationals, Oleh Martynenko, Head of the Department for the Monitoring of Human Rights in the Work of the Police, provides statistical evidence of the number of crimes committed and information about measures against racism and xenophobia | detail

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18.03.2010

Ukrainian Catholic University Appeal to the education community of Ukraine

The Administration of the Ukrainian Catholic University is appealing to the education community in Ukraine to come out publicly about the situation in education following the appointment of Dmytro Tabachnyk as Minister of Education and Science | detail

Visits 1326
16.03.2010

NaUKMA President calls on colleagues to oppose the appointment of D. Tabachnyk Minister of Education

Ukraine needs unity and culture, our education and science need to develop in quality and competitiveness on the global arena, and universities – autonomy. Dmytro Tabachnyk cannot take on these tasks since the humanitarian field is not built on hatred and lies | detail

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