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11.11.2013

New allegations of police torture – of a 17-year-old

17-year-old Oleksandr Yefymenko from Novomoskovsk (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) was questioned without his parents or a lawyer present. He confessed to murdering a 13-year-old friend, but has now formally retracted this confession, saying it was given under police pressure | detail

Visits 846
04.10.2013

Death in Police Custody: Official and Unofficial Versions

Dmitry Pozdeev’s brief life ended on September 29, two days after being taken into police custody. He had been taking part in “investigative activities” when he died supposedly of an acute heart disorder | detail

Visits 1997
02.10.2013

Young man dies in police detention

On Sunday Sept. 29, at around 16.00, Dmitry Pozdeev, a 19-year-old from Dnipropetrovsk died either at the Kommunarsky District Police Station or shortly after leaving it. | detail

Visits 1408
27.09.2013

Police under Scrutiny activist attacked – police under suspicion

Yevhen Krapyvin, activist for the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement was assaulted on 24 September and there are serious grounds for believing that a police officer in civilian clothes may have been responsible | detail

Visits 807
27.09.2013

Trial of Vradiyivka police officers begins

The preliminary hearing was held on Thursday in the trial of three men, two of them police officers, charged over the brutal rape of Iryna Krashkova from Vradiyivka who was left for dead after the attack | detail

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19.09.2013

So who is defending us?

Civic organizations are demanding measures to enable easy identification of individual police officers. This is vital, they believe, in order to combat police impunity in breaking the law and infringing their rights | detail

Visits 930
04.09.2013

Berkut forces move focus from criminals to demonstrators

The Interior Ministry Special Force Berkut was mainly created to fight dangerous criminals. In fact, however, its main task is increasingly becoming what is euphemistically referred to as protecting public order at protests. | detail

Visits 1232
15.08.2013

Diverging views over proposed law on Public Prosecutor

The new draft Law on the Prosecutor’s Office proposed by the President’s Administration has met with scepticism from representatives of human rights organizations | detail

Visits 1023
08.08.2013

Vradiyivka victim discharged from hospital

The three men arrested in connection with the violent rape and beating in Vradiyivka of 29-year-old Iryna Krashkova are now facing charges of attempted murder. | detail

Visits 1055
01.08.2013

More dangerous to fight or not fight lawlessness?

If assaulted Road Control journalist Oleh Bogdanov’s wife previously wanted her husband to stop, she now believes there can be no giving in to violent intimidation | detail

Visits 1563
22.07.2013

Vradiyivka victim’s lawyers seek attempted murder charges against police officers

The lawyers of Iryna Krashkova, the young woman from Vradiyivka in the Mykolaiv oblast brutally raped and left for dead, believe that the case should be reclassified as attempted murder. | detail

Visits 1108
05.07.2013

Vradiyivka: Rule of Force rather than Rule of Law

Events in Vradiyivka, the district centre of the Mykolaiv oblast with a population of 8 thousand have stirred up the entire country. On 26 June two officers of the local police station – Lieutenant Dmytro Polishchuk and Capitan Yevhen Dryzhak – dragged a 29-year-old woman, Iryna Krashkova, who was returning from a discotheque, into a taxi, took her to a forest where they raped and savagely beat her, leaving her unconscious | detail

Visits 2626
03.07.2013

Second police officer detained in connection with brutal Vradiyivka rape

The Mykolaiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office has reported that a second police officer has had his status changed from witness to suspect with regard to the gang rape of a young woman from Vradiyivka | detail

Visits 2063
02.07.2013

Vradiyivka residents storm police station after rape of young woman

According to reports on Monday evening more than a thousand residents of Vradiyivka stormed the local police station, angered over the rape of a young woman apparently with the participation of police officers | detail

Visits 2098
13.06.2013

Police ruin their own image

Donetsk analysts and human rights workers concur in their view that the police are not coping with their law-defending function and are to blame for their bad image | detail

Visits 1460
10.06.2013

Dangerous police PR methods

Oleksy Svyetikov reports that the city of Severodonetsk unlike other cities in the Luhansk oblast is suspiciously free of crime - if one believes the police statistics. This, however, would be unwise | detail

Visits 1434
16.05.2013

Shameful ping-pong to block the truth in the Indylo case

On the eve of the third anniversary of Ihor Indylo’s death in police custody, the Prosecutor has again succeeded in blocking proper examination into the young student’s death | detail

Visits 1572
24.04.2013

UHHRU leaves Interior Ministry’s Public Council

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has announced that the reports from its representative on the Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry force it to conclude that there is no interest within the Public Council in resolving problems related to human rights | detail

Visits 1415
12.04.2013

AI: Make the police accountable and stamp out torture

"Beatings and torture continue unabated in the Ukraine in spite of the new Criminal Procedure Code adopted by the government late last year. No concrete steps have been taken to set up an independent police accountability mechanism." | detail

Visits 867
02.04.2013

Police officer gets long sentence for raping detainee

A Donetsk court has sentenced one police officer to 10 years imprisonment for raping a male detainee. He must also pay 20 thousand UAH. Two other officers received 4 and 5 year suspended sentences | detail

Visits 2263
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