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27.07.2011

Hate speech on police websites

Volodymyr Batchaev in his latest article asks whether the hate speech on police websites is merely the result of legal illiteracy, or actual encouragement for the public to discrimination. | detail

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27.07.2011

Crimean Tatar paper “Kiyrym” resumes publication, for now without State funding

One of the two newspapers in the Crimean Tatar language – “Kiyrym” will be published until September on credit and thanks to support from readers and sponsors. The first issue came out on 16 July after a break of almost two months due to the total cut in state funding | detail

Visits 1630
30.06.2011

Yet another national minority paper ceases publication in the Crimea

“Kiyrym", one of only two Crimean Tatar language papers, is the second in the Crimea to fold since Yanukovych became President, following the closure of “Krymskaya Svitlytsa”, a Ukrainian-language newspaper, last year | detail

Visits 1216
06.06.2011

Radicalism and intolerance on the rise

According to the Director of the Middle East Research Centre there has been an increase in manifestations of radicalism and intolerance. He says that the situation is worst in the Crimea and eastern regions, however there are also problems in Lviv | detail

Visits 704
06.04.2011

Police see no racism in metro attack on a Nigerian passenger

The Kyiv Police have classified as hooliganism the incident on 2 April when a Nigerian passenger travelling between Khreschatyk and Arsenalna on the Kyiv metro was beaten up | detail

Visits 759
04.04.2011

Apparently racist assault in Kyiv metro

On Saturday, 2 April, three men beat up a black passenger travelling between Khreschatyk and Arsenalna on the Kyiv metro | detail

Visits 744
16.02.2011

Apparent breakthrough on Crimea’s Soborna Mosque

On Tuesday the Simferopol City Council gave its consent for the preparation of a plan for transferring a land site to the Spiritual Directorate of Crimean Muslims in order to build a Soborna or Assembly Mosque | detail

Visits 1276
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 1752
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 1117
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 863
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

Visits 1305
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

Visits 1383
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 1988
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 759
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 1079
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 1411
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

Visits 1280
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 1257
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