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

Russia criminalizes peaceful protest, targeting defender of Ukraine and Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages

The Moscow City Court has upheld a four year sentence against 34-year-old Konstantin Kotov, a Russian computer programmer and tireless defender of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners | detail

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“If my language disappears tomorrow, I am ready to die today”. Albert Razin died in protest at forced Russification

“If my language is to disappear tomorrow, I am ready to die today”. Albert Razin died in protest at forced Russification | detail

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Six Jehovah’s Witnesses get prison sentences in Russia for their faith

If the new sentences are upheld at appeal level, this will mark a worrying new escalation in religious persecution, with more imprisonments likely, both in Russia and in occupied Crimea | detail

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Putin claims release of Russia’s most tortured Ukrainian political prisoners is a ‘special issue’

Despite a number of highly contentious concessions made by the Ukrainian side, the release of two Ukrainian political prisoners on the exchange list, Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, may be in question | detail

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Russia sentences activist who defended Ukraine and Kremlin hostages to 4 years for peaceful protest

Konstantin Kotov, a 34-year-old computer programmer who has tirelessly supported Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian victims of Russian persecution and protested against Russian aggression against Ukraine has been jailed under a notorious law which criminalizes peaceful protest | detail

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Russia brings criminal charges for honouring victims of Stalin’s repression and tending their graves

Russian police have initiated two criminal prosecutions against Russian and Lithuanian activists taking part in an expedition, organized by the Perm Memorial Society to honour victims of Soviet repression and tend to their graves | detail

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Barbaric excavations underway at Sandarmokh in Russia to rewrite history about the Terror

New excavations are underway at the Sandarmokh Clearing in Karelia which holds the last remains of thousands of victims of the Great Terror of 1937 | detail

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Russian defender of Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages arrested on notorious anti-protest criminal charges

Russia has begun arresting people under an internationally-condemned law which effectively criminalizes peaceful protest and, typically, the latest victim is Konstantin Kotov, a young Russian who has tirelessly defended the ever-rising number of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners | detail

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Ex-Berkut officer wanted for Maidan crimes seen helping Putin savagely crush protest in Russia

One of the ex-Berkut officers whom Ukraine wants to prosecute for his leading role in the savage attack on Maidan activists on 30 November 2013 has been spotted among the commanders of an equally vicious attack on protesters in Moscow | detail

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Three Russian journalists murdered in Central African Republic in hit job organized by ‘Putin chef’ Prigozhin?

A new report asserts that Orkhan Dzhemal and two other Russian journalists were sent to the Central African Republic in July 2018 to be murdered with the operation linked to the billionaire with links to Putin who is funding the ‘Wagner unit’ fighters deployed in Ukraine, Syria and in Africa | detail

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Russian prosecution witness confirms that all ‘extremism’ used to jail teenagers came from FSB infiltrator

A prosecution witness in Russia’s trial of 10 young people who chatted about politics and life on Telegram has stated in court that he gave false testimony under pressure.  Pavel Rebrovsky also confirmed that the real organizer of the supposed ‘extremist group’ was a man believed to have been an FSB provocateur. | detail

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Russia confirms an effective death sentence on its youngest Ukrainian political prisoner

A military chamber of Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the six-year prison sentence passed on Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Hryb | detail

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Russia’s assault on historical truth turns mass grave of Stalin’s victims into ’sightseeing location’

Excavations at Sandarmokh of the mass graves of thousands of Russian, Ukrainian and other victims of Stalin’s Terror are part of a mounting offensive against both historical truth about the crimes of the Soviet regime and against historians exposing them | detail

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Russian human rights and LGBT activist savagely murdered after death threats

41-year-old Yelena Grigroryeva, a civic activist who fiercely opposed Russia’s occupation of Crimea and who often took part in pickets protesting against the mounting persecution of Crimean Tatars has been brutally murdered in St. Petersburg | detail

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Bitter déjà vu: Crimean Tatars arrested on Red Square for defending victims of repression

Seven Crimean Tatar, many of them veterans of the Crimean Tatar national movement, were detained in Moscow on 10 July while holding a totally peaceful picket calling for an end to ethnic and religious persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

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Russia confirms that being Ukrainian is all that’s needed for a prison sentence

From Oleh Chaban’s arrest in May 2018, it has seemed clear that there is really only one reason for his detention and sentence, namely his Ukrainian citizenship | detail

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Russian school children interrogated by FSB for writing truthful history essays about Soviet past

Probing the darker pages of the Soviet past is becoming increasingly dangerous in today’s Russia, even for schoolchildren | detail

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Arrest Of Prominent Russian Investigative Journalist On Drug Charges Sparks Condemnation, Protests

Russian and international journalists and rights organizations have rushed to defend Ivan Golunov, who has gained prominence for his investigations into alleged corruption | detail

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Russia denies abducted Ukrainian student vital medical care

Russia is ignoring the European Court of Human Rights and Pavlo Hryb’s potentially life-threatening medical condition, and is also preventing him from seeing his lawyer | detail

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Ukrainian political prisoner driven crazy by Russian torture declares hunger strike in despair

Russia’s abduction, torture and imprisonment in total isolation for 10 months did grave damage to Stanislav Klykh’s psychological state, however it is the sense of being forgotten and abandoned in Russian captivity now that has become unendurable and prompted his hunger strike | detail

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