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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
31.12.2019

If Crimea is Ukraine, then take real measures to defend Crimean Tatar political prisoners

Failure to defend the huge number of Crimean Tatar political prisoners is tantamount to betrayal, as a major factor in Russia’s persecution has been Crimean Tatars’ unwavering identification with Ukraine, and the role many have played in highlighting rights violations | детальніше

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20.12.2019

The Council of Europe is endorsing Russia’s machine of political repression

Rosfinmonitoring, a body involved in Russia’s systematic persecution of Ukrainians from occupied Crimea and Russians for their religious or political views appears to be working in cooperation with the Council of Europe http://fedsfm.ru/ ) | детальніше

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02.12.2019

Hey Apple, Crimea is illegally occupied -- not ‘disputed’ territory. Do not help Russia commit human rights violations

By changing its maps, whether in Russia alone, or everywhere, in order to retain Russian business, Apple is collaborating with an aggressor state which has brought grave human rights violations and untold suffering to occupied Crimea | детальніше

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27.11.2019

Sentsov: Whenever you think of friendship with Putin and Russia, remember the 13,000 Ukrainians killed and hundreds imprisoned

Oleg Sentsov drew a standing ovation from members of the European Parliament on 26 November with a speech in which he warned Europe to distrust Russian President Vladimir Putin and stressed the need to keep fighting for the release of about 100 Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners whom Russia is illegally imprisoning | детальніше

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19.11.2019

Russia destroys child’s life and jails historians to rewrite darkest pages of Soviet history

200 prominent Russians have come out in defence of Russian historian of the Soviet Terror, Yuri Dmitriev, and the child whose life the FSB is destroying for the sake of a grubby and politically-motivated trial | детальніше

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31.10.2019

Benefits of PACE ‘dialogue’? Dramatic increase in number of political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea

The Memorial Human Rights Centre traditionally marks the Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression on 30 October by publishing updated lists of political prisoners (see below for our updated list) | детальніше

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08.10.2019

Crimean Tatar political prisoner sentenced to 15 years for the right Russian FSB paperwork

The case of Ruslan Zeytullaev, one of the ‘oldest’ of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners, stands out for the relentless cynicism with which the Russian FSB obtained the huge sentence they needed for their records and, probably, bonuses or promotion | детальніше

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24.09.2019

Ukrainian political prisoner was told that he might not come out alive if he didn’t ‘cooperate’ with Russian FSB

Although Oleksandr Shumkov’s four-year sentence is not as monstrously long as those imposed on many Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners,  it is certainly shocking, given that the young Ukrainian serviceman was abducted from Ukraine to face surreal charges of involvement in a legal organization in Ukraine. | детальніше

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18.09.2019

Balukh describes torture in Russia and attempt to foist Russian citizenship

Volodymyr Balukh has finally been able to publicly reveal details about the torture and ill-treatment he was subjected to while in Russian captivity for the Ukrainian flag he had refused to remove from his home and his open opposition to Russian occupation | детальніше

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16.09.2019

Russia’s ‘persuasion’ of Ukrainian hostage: Mock executions, torture & five years of solitary confinement

One of the men who did not step off the plane from Moscow on 7 September was 36-year-old Valentin Vyhivsky, whom Russia has held in total isolation for five years after abducting him from Crimea and brutally torturing him | детальніше

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13.09.2019

Russia treats imprisoned Crimean Tatar activists like victims of the 1944 Deportation

Two of the Crimean Solidarity activists whom Russia arrested on 27 March and quickly moved out of occupied Crimea have been brought back to Simferopol, and are being held in conditions that amount to torture | детальніше

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13.09.2019

Photographing a disused aerodrome can get you jailed for 12 years in Russia if you’re Ukrainian

The oldest of the Kremlin’s Ukrainian political prisoners is now 63 and will be 70 before he is released if Russia has its way.  Viktor Shur has been imprisoned since December 2014, after being held without access to a lawyer or his family until he had ‘confessed’ to spying charges | детальніше

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12.09.2019

Freed Ukrainian POWs collect money for Russian activist Konstantin Kotov who helped them & is now jailed himself

For the 24 Ukrainian POWs who spent nine long months imprisoned in Moscow, the support they received from Konstantin Kotov was of enormous importance. On their release, the men learned that Kotov himself has now been imprisoned and their response was immediate | детальніше

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09.09.2019

No ‘normalization’ while Russia is still holding at least 87 Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners

While 7 September was certainly a day for rejoicing at the return to Ukraine of 35 Ukrainian political prisoners (including 24 PoWs), there was also huge sadness for the families who are still waiting the release of their fathers or sons | детальніше

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07.09.2019

Home at last! 24 POWs and 11 political prisoners, including Oleg Sentsov arrive in Kyiv

The exchange has finally happened! | детальніше

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31.07.2019

Russia defends its ‘historic right’ to abduct Ukrainian political prisoners

Exactly five years ago, Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia’s ‘Investigative Committee’ threatened to “come and get" all those Ukrainians it wanted to put on trial and claimed it has “the right history gives us to carry out a criminal investigation.” | детальніше

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09.07.2019

Tortured Ukrainian political prisoner looks years older, yet remains unbroken

Yevhen Panov is only 42, but he looks ten years older after the torture he was subjected to and almost three years in Russian captivity. | детальніше

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02.07.2019

Ukrainian political prisoner tortured into confessing to fictitious ‘war crimes’ returned from Russia to prison in Ukraine

Serhiy Lytvynov, one of the Ukrainians most savagely tortured in 2014 for Russian propaganda, is safely back in Ukraine, though for the moment he remains imprisoned | детальніше

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29.06.2019

Balukh is refusing food or water in protest at relentless reprisals in Russian prison

The Ukrainian political prisoner, jailed by Russia for the Ukrainian flag he refused to renounce, is virtually permanently being held in a cold and dark punishment cell without warm clothing, and with even his psalm book having been taken from him. > | детальніше

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13.05.2019

Russia denies that political prisoner Balukh has Ukrainian citizenship after jailing him for not betraying Ukraine

The Russian prison service is treating Volodymyr Balukh as a Russian citizen and refusing to let him see the Ukrainian consul.  Balukh is imprisoned for his peaceful opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and was subjected to farcical ‘trials’ as a Ukrainian, so the move now to deny him his citizenship is especially lawless | детальніше

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