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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 1051
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 1406
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 1162
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 1177
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 1663
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 1236
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 2863
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 2211
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 2243
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 1580
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 1580
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 1751
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 1526
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 976
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 2410
01.02.2013

Increased protests against judges and the law enforcement bodies predicted

Iryna Bekeshkina, Director of the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, believes that Ukrainians see the judicial and law enforcement bodies as defending the authorities against them | detail

Visits 1553
20.12.2012

How the Police „fight corruption”

The Association of Human Rights Monitors of Law Enforcement have reported worrying, if hilarious, examples of how police departments obtain their statistics, including those on fighting “corruption”. | detail

Visits 999
05.12.2012

Police checks under scrutiny – and criticism

Ukrainians are suffering more and more often from unlawful searches by police officers, especially at railway stations. These are the findings of the latest stage of monitoring carried out by the NGO network “The Police under Scrutiny” | detail

Visits 1034
27.11.2012

Road Control investigative journalists brutally beaten

Road Control which monitors drivers’ rights and the traffic police asserts that the traffic police called in around 20 thugs who attacked journalists filming an illegal car impoundment site | detail

Visits 3197
23.11.2012

"Law enforcement system not ready for implementation of new CPC"

Yevhen Zakharov, KHPG Co-Chair, is generally positive about the new Criminal Procedure Code in force since 20 November, though all depends on how it is implemented | detail

Visits 2373
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