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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
27.07.2012

To the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group is seriously concerned by the deepening crisis in the city of Khorog, Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast of Tajikistan, where for the third day the situation remains unstable. | detail

Visits 2114
24.07.2012

Football, violence and neo-Nazism: attacks in Ukraine

Worrying reports of attacks by football louts with an extreme rightwing twist, as well as disturbing failure by the police to protect those under attack | detail

Visits 2478
04.07.2012

Master-class in Distortion from the Police

Marina Hovorukhina from the Centre for Civil Liberties writes about the lessons in discrediting the victims provided by the Interior Ministry’s Public Liaison Department in their efforts to sway public opinion where the police have acted against the law | detail

Visits 1871
23.06.2012

Hearing into Strogan case again deferred

The latest hearing in the scandalous murder charges brought against Yakiv Strogan who had publicly alleged torture by police officers has once again been deferred, this time apparently due to the judge being unwell. | detail

Visits 1369
20.06.2012

“Police under scrutiny”: Kharkiv police and Euro 2012

Of 115 police officers spoken to in Kharkiv, none had heard of the 1400 electronic translators supposedly purchased to facilitate communication with guests to the country, and many did not even have elementary phrasebooks | detail

Visits 1157
04.06.2012

Fake letters from “concerned citizens” as grounds for tax and other checks

It would appear that the law enforcement agencies have at least in the case of Ihor Koliushko manufactured a letter giving them an excuse for carrying out checks on business enterprises | detail

Visits 2816
30.05.2012

One of the people in the journalist programme “Lukyanivka. Prison No. 1 beaten up

Kostyantin Usov, TVi journalist and producer of the programme “Lukyanivka. Prison No. 1” has posted a blog on Ukrainska Pravda in which he offers a 15 thousand UAH reward for information about the people who attacked one of the people in his film. | detail

Visits 2052
24.05.2012

SBU chief corruption fighter’s expensive way of telling the time

The First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] and Head of the Central Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime, Volodymyr Rozhytsky wears a watch that would have cost him more than his year’s salary | detail

Visits 1094
18.05.2012

Well-known psychiatrist rescues protester from psychiatric hospital

Former political prisoner, psychiatrist and human rights defender, Semyon Gluzman has intervened and got Mykolayev pensioner Anatoly Ilchenko out of the Pavlov Psychiatric Hospital in Kyiv | detail

Visits 1320
17.05.2012

Hearing in Strogan case again postponed

The latest hearing in the trial of Yakiv Strogan was supposed to take place on Wednesday but was postponed for the second time because the new forensic medical report ordered 4 months ago is still not ready. | detail

Visits 1410
17.05.2012

Ukraine: Authorities must start to implement police criminality law ahead of Euro

Amnesty International has repeatedly highlighted examples of ill-treatment in Ukrainian police custody © Amnesty International | detail

Visits 1156
15.05.2012

Case over death of Ihor Indylo sent for further investigation

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has ordered further investigation in the criminal prosecution of two police officers charged of involvement in the death of Ihor Indylo in the Shevchenkivsky Police Station in Kyiv in May 2010. It has thus allowed the application from Ihor’s parents and the lawyer representing them | detail

Visits 2089
15.05.2012

Legal Aid Lawyer Serhiy Medvedev

An interview with Kharkiv lawyer Serhiy Medvedev, whose name has often appeared here in connection with his defence of Yakiv Strogan in which Mr Medvedev talks about that case, the reasons why there are so few acquittals in Ukraine, and the rule of law he wants his grandchildren to know | detail

Visits 1763
12.05.2012

Brief lesson in the law for the Prosecutor General

Oleksandr Bukalov from Donetsk Memorial, an organization particularly active in upholding prisoners’ rights has responded to the Prosecutor General’s recent public statement about the bruises on imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

Visits 1747
11.05.2012

Do the Police learn from their mistakes?

On 10 May the results were presented of the nationwide monitoring campaign “Police under Scrutiny» which began this year on 31 March in 12 oblasts after a pilot run in November last year | detail

Visits 1563
11.05.2012

Hundreds die each year due to traffic police corruption

Ukraine gets a pitifult 2.4 out of 10 in the Transparency International rating, while for 10,000 vehicles there are 104.4 road deaths. In Finland, where the corruption index stands at 9.2, there are only 8.2 road deaths for the same number of vehicles. | detail

Visits 1816
01.05.2012

Amnesty International calls on Ukraine to act now over police brutality

Amnesty International has reiterated its call for reform of the Ukrainian police force ahead of Euro 2012 following the severe beating and robbery of two young men by six officers in Lviv on 21 April. | detail

Visits 1296
24.04.2012

Evangelical Baptists accuse Sumy police of torture

Fellow members of the congregation held a picket with a sign reading “They torture people here” after two members of the Church of Evangelical Baptists were allegedly subjected to blows, abuse and threats by officers of the Zarichny Police Station. | detail

Visits 1755
13.04.2012

Interior Ministry finds no infringement in physical violence against Channel 5 journalist

Azad Safarov from TV Channel 5 lodged a complaint after Zeva elbowed him in the face and then pushed his hand with the microphone away several times very roughly when the journalist tried to find out his name and position | detail

Visits 1405
09.04.2012

Three former police officers sentenced over death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky

In March 2011 32-year-old Yevhen Zvenigorodsky was taken out of a Kharkiv police station and left to die on a city square | detail

Visits 1389
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