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30.03.2020

Chief prosecutor in Handziuk murder investigation removed just as progress reached

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has removed Viktor Trepak, the only head of the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk under whom real progress was made | детальніше

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30.03.2020

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General moves to reverse progress on solving Maidan crimes

There are various explanations suggested as to why Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has forced Viktor Trepak from his role in charge of the department investigating crimes against Maidan activists, just not the success and efficiency of Maidan investigations | детальніше

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26.03.2020

An end to high-level protection for the killers of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk?

Ukrainian prosecutors tried twice to capture Oleksiy Levin, a key suspect in the savage murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, after the first attempt was thwarted by a mole within the enforcement agencies who tipped Levin off. | детальніше

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31.01.2020

Yanukovych’s lawyer reportedly knew in advance he would get top job in State body investigating Maidan crimes

There are grounds for suspecting that Oleksandr Babikov was not appointed First Deputy Head of the State Bureau of Investigations as the result of a fair competition, with this only compounding the concerns over a conflict of interests given Babikov’s recent role in representing fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych | детальніше

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21.01.2020

Outrage in Ukraine as Yanukovych lawyer appointed first deputy head of body investigating Maidan crimes

The appointment of Oleksandr Babikov to the second highest post in the State Bureau of Investigations is deeply disturbing given the clear conflict of interest that his recent defence of former President Yanukovych presents | детальніше

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06.01.2020

New head of Maidan investigations implicated in judicial corruption scandal

The families of slain Maidan activists and their lawyers have called on the acting head of the State Bureau of Investigations to cancel the appointment of Oleksandr Buryak as head of the department on investigating crimes against Maidan protesters | детальніше

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18.12.2019

Russia deploys ‘Cossacks’ as thugs and ‘witnesses’ in politically-motivated prosecutions in occupied Crimea

So-called ‘Cossacks’ were used, together with other armed paramilitaries, in 2014 to provide the violence and brutality that Russia did not want attributed to its soldiers, and there are strong grounds for fearing that a similar role is planned now | детальніше

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04.12.2019

Ukraine’s MPs adopt belated measure to save Maidan investigation

This is a first step, but not enough, and the battle is clearly not over | детальніше

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29.11.2019

Ukrainian military volunteer faces search and criminal charges over video critical of President Zelensky

Criminal proceedings have been initiated against well-known military volunteer Marusia Zvirobiy and MP Sophia Fedyna over a video on YouTube and Facebook which, it is alleged, contains “threats of murder” directed against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky | детальніше

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27.11.2019

More deaths needed for Euromaidan investigation to be resumed? Maidan lawyer & 7 others on hunger strike

As of late on 26 November, seven Ukrainians had reportedly joined Maidan lawyer Yevhenia Zakrevska’s hunger strike in protest at the effective sabotage of Ukraine’s investigations into the killings, persecution and other crimes against Euromaidan activists | детальніше

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25.11.2019

Maidan lawyer declares hunger strike in protest as Ukraine’s leaders allow sabotage of investigations

104 Maidan activists were killed during Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity in the winter of 2013-14. Six years later, Yevhenia Zakrevska, one of the lawyers representing the slain activists’ families has gone on hunger strike in a desperate attempt to force Ukraine’s leaders to prevent the collapse of almost all Maidan investigations. | детальніше

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18.11.2019

Ukraine’s parliament betrays Maidan victims. Zelensky must react

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada had the chance on 15 November to save investigations into Maidan crimes from imminent collapse. It failed the test and betrayed the families of over 100 Maidan activists killed during the protests – Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity - and those wounded | детальніше

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12.11.2019

8 days left for Ukraine’s leaders to prevent Maidan investigations being sabotaged

Ukraine’s leaders have literally eight days to prevent investigations into crimes against Maidan activists from falling into a black hole from which few, if any, will emerge | детальніше

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05.11.2019

From persecuting a Ukrainian rights activist to top post vetting police staff

Dmytro Rudenko, a Vinnytsa police officer who played a major role in the politically motivated persecution of Ukrainian human rights activist, Dmytro Groysman, which may have caused the latter’s death, has now received a new important post | детальніше

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29.10.2019

Stark warning to Ukraine’s leaders that Maidan crimes investigation faces imminent collapse

The families of those killed during Euromaidan, lawyers and civic activists have addressed a desperate plea to Ukraine’s leaders, warning that all progress in Maidan investigations will be lost unless action is taken immediately. | детальніше

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21.10.2019

Key Maidan crime investigators face dismissal over principled stand

The Head of the Department of Special Investigations, Serhiy Horbatyuk and another top prosecutor investigating crimes against Euromaidan activists, Oleksiy Donsky are facing dismissal after they refused to sign an agreement to the use of anonymous denunciations not subject to official confirmation | детальніше

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12.08.2019

First court victory in Ukraine against illegal SBU abduction & deportation of Georgian linked to Saakashvili

Two years after Mamuka Abashidze was abducted and forcibly deported to Georgia, the Sixth Court of Appeal in Kyiv has ruled that Ukraine’s Security Service acted illegally in banning him from the country | детальніше

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17.07.2019

Ex-Berkut officer accused of mass Maidan killing released from detention

The Svyatoshynsky District Court in Kyiv has released under 24-hour house arrest Serhiy Tamtur, one of the five men accused of mass killing during the bloodiest day of Euromaidan | детальніше

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20.06.2019

Ukraine’s Security Service abducts and deports former political prisoner to Belarus

Ukraine’s Security Service have deported a former political prisoner to Belarus, less than two years after the Belarusian authorities helped Russia abduct Pavlo Hryb, a Ukrainian student in order to imprison him on politically motivated grounds. | детальніше

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08.05.2019

Crucial victory as Ukrainian court orders compensation for Roma families driven out of Loshchynivka

A court of appeal in Odesa has found that the police failure to react adequately during anti-Roma riots in August 2016 was unlawful, and has awarded compensation to the families driven from their homes | детальніше

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