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07.11.2017

Desperate plea from Crimean prisoner who attempted suicide rather than be taken to Russia

Andriy Lugin, one of at least two Crimean prisoners who have slashed their throats in protest at being taken against their will to Russia, has addressed an open appeal to the Ukrainian government and international community on behalf of all Ukrainian prisoners whom Russia is illegally foisting its citizenship upon. | detail

Visits 1384
06.11.2017

Sakharov Prize for Courage Awarded to Jailed Russian Writer of banned “Crimea is Ukraine” text

Boris Stomakhin, a Russian writer serving a six-year prison sentence in Russia for supposed ‘extremism’ has been honoured ‘For Courage’ by the Andrei Sakharov Committee on Journalism as an Act of Courage.  The Committee, posted Stomakhin’s 2014 article ‘Crimea is Ukraine’ in full. | detail

Visits 2523
02.11.2017

Russia gives suspected Euromaidan killers asylum, imprisons Maidan activists

Russia has given almost half the Berkut officers suspected of involvement in the gunning down of protesters citizenship, and at least two men wanted for Maidan crimes jobs crushing protest in Russia. This is while at least two Ukrainians are illegally held on insane charges related to Maidan over which Russia has no jurisdiction | detail

Visits 6692
26.10.2017

Russian television is not about Russia

EU vs. Disinfo weekly summary of the main topics on Russia’s most watched TV news channels. | detail

Visits 727
24.10.2017

Report: Russia Implicates Browder In Magnitsky ’Murder’ Probe, Citing Widely Mocked MI6 ’Expose’

Russia, which says Magnitsky’s death was a tragedy but denies allegations that he was abused while in custody, has undertaken an aggressive, multipronged effort in recent years aimed at discrediting Browder and the narrative underpinning the U.S. Magnitsky Act. | detail

Visits 473
20.10.2017

Number of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea rises sharply

There are now at least 60 Ukrainians whom Russia is imprisoning on politically motivated charges or for their faith in Russia or in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 9644
20.10.2017

Abducted Ukrainian’s medical condition “grave”, Russian charges deeply suspect

While 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb’s doctor warns of potentially grave consequences if Russia continues to refuse the young Ukrainian proper medical treatment, the FSB is concentrating on circulating misleading information about the young man and the charges against him. Details are scant but quite sufficient to expose the serious flaws in the claims made. | detail

Visits 2407
19.10.2017

Ukrainian arrested in Russia for going to political meetings in Ukraine

Russia’s Investigative Committee and FSB have arrested yet another Ukrainian on surreal charges linked with the Ukrainian nationalist organization ‘Right Sector’.  Roman Terkovsky is accused of attending entirely legal Right Sector events in Ukraine and of promoting the organization on Facebook.  | detail

Visits 1991
18.10.2017

Russia erects memorial to Donbas mercenaries Ukraine wanted to see tried for war crimes

Vladislav Surkov, advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin took part on October 16 in the ceremonial opening in Rostov (Russia) of a memorial to Russian or pro-Russian fighters who died in Donbas.  The event was timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the death of Russian mercenary Arseny Pavlov [‘Motorola’’], whom Ukraine had hoped to see on trial for war crimes, but whom Russia treats as a hero | detail

Visits 7752
16.10.2017

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sent to brutal prison north of the Arctic Circle

It seems very likely that the Kremlin’s most famous Ukrainian political prisoner, Oleg Sentsov, has been taken to the ‘White Bear’ Prison Colony ‘north of the Arctic Circle’. The place could not be more remote and unsuited for a Ukrainian accustomed to the warm climate of Crimea, and the prison has a reputation for brutality towards prisoners | detail

Visits 17901
13.10.2017

Russia flouts European Court, refuses to allow doctors to see abducted Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb

In direct breach of a request from the European Court of Human Rights, Russia has prevented Ukrainian doctors from visiting Pavlo Hryb in a Krasnodar SIZO [remand prison]. It seems likely that Russia is using Pavlo’s medical condition to put pressure on him and international attention is critically needed | detail

Visits 2502
11.10.2017

Strasbourg demands answers from Russia about treatment of abducted Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb

The European Court of Human Rights has still not received information about the medical treatment that 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb urgently needs, and has invited Ukrainian doctors to visit him. Meanwhile, it appears that the ‘terrorism charges’ which the FSB has kidnapped Pavlo to face are based solely on private correspondence on abstract subjects between two adolescents . | detail

Visits 3255
09.10.2017

Russia abducts activist from Ukraine, charges him with involvement in Ukrainian organization

Oleksandr Shumkov has become the latest Ukrainian to be abducted to Russia and imprisoned.  There is a major question mark over how the 28-year-old civic activist came to be in Russia, but it would be difficult to dispute the surreal nature of the charges.  The Ukrainian is accused of involvement in a Ukrainian organization that only Russia calls ‘extremist’, and that is entirely legal in Ukraine | detail

Visits 2781
03.10.2017

Russia honours founders of the Soviet Terror, jails historian who uncovered their victims

A museum was ceremoniously opened in Russia recently to Felix Dzherzhinsky, the founder of the notorious Soviet secret police, with the event attended by MPs and members of the FSB, Russia’s modern-day security service.  The week also saw an important development in the latest closed court hearing in the widely condemned trial of Yury Dmitriev, a 61-year-old historian who has devoted most of his life to uncovering the mass graves of the victims of the Soviet secret police and identifying the perpetrators.  | detail

Visits 8669
18.09.2017

Ukraine betrays 61-year-old Ukrainian jailed in Russia on “fantasy novel” charges

It is highly likely that Oleksiy Sizonovych, a Ukrainian pensioner, was taken to Russia by force after being captured by Russian-backed militants in the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR], with the methods used, and subsequent ‘trial’ as cynical as those against former Ukrainian military pilot and MP, Nadiya Savchenko.  | detail

Visits 3381
12.09.2017

European Court of Human Rights intervenes over Russia’s abduction of 19-year-old Ukrainian

The European Court of Human Rights has given Russia until September 25 to provide medical documents for Pavlo Hryb [or Gryb], the young Ukrainian whom Russia is believed to have forcibly taken from Belarus and imprisoned | detail

Visits 5194
11.09.2017

SOVA Center Accused of Violating Law on ‘Undesirable’ Organizations

SOVA Center is known for its research on nationalism, religious freedoms, and political radicalism, and has been monitoring the Russian authorities’ abuse of vague and overly broad anti-extremism legislation.  Human Rights Watch has demanded that the Russian authorities drop the charges | detail

Visits 408
08.09.2017

Russia admits to abducting 19-year-old Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb

13 days after 19-year-old Ukrainian Pavlo Hryb vanished after entering Belarus, Russia’s FSB [Security Service] has admitted that he is in Russian custody in a Krasnodar SIZO [remand prison] | detail

Visits 6095
06.09.2017

Tortured and sentenced to 20 years in Russia for being Ukrainian

If Mykola Karpyuk’s involvement in two nationalist organizations made him an obvious target for Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine, Klykh’s link to any nationalist group was fleeting and far in the past.  He was, however, Ukrainian and no more proved needed for a breathtakingly cynical ‘trial’ which disregarded not only alibis and evidence of torture, but even historical fact. | detail

Visits 7127
06.09.2017

Russia Eyes New Law On Foreigner Expulsions For ’Undesirable’ Behaviour

Russian lawmakers are examining possible new legislation envisioning the deportation of foreigners who engage in "undesirable" behavior deemed to be interference in the country’s internal affairs. | detail

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