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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
01.08.2019

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

Visits 2261
26.07.2019

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

Visits 2153
24.07.2019

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

Visits 8320
24.07.2019

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

Visits 2462
23.07.2019

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

Visits 7466
11.07.2019

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

Visits 1837
10.07.2019

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

Visits 2519
17.06.2019

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

Visits 6594
07.06.2019

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

Visits 609
05.06.2019

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

Visits 2056
04.06.2019

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

Visits 1923
28.05.2019

Historian of the Soviet Terror jailed for 9 years in Russia

Russian historian and museum director, Sergei Koltyrin, has been sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment in a trial held behind closed doors. Although the charges are apparently ‘non-political’, Koltyrin is the second historian of the Soviet Terror, after recognized political prisoner Yuri Dmitriev, to be facing a similar indictment | detail

Visits 4753
24.05.2019

Russia confirms return to Soviet persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including in occupied Crimea & Donbas

A Russian court has upheld the six-year prison sentence imposed on Dennis Christensen for being a Jehovah’s Witness, with the ruling feared likely to intensify the already mounting persecution of believers in Russia and in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1807
21.05.2019

Savage torture and 5 years of a 22 year sentence in Russia for being Ukrainian

Mykola Karpyuk turned 55 on 21 May, 2019, with this his sixth birthday in Russian captivity. Karpyuk was the first of the political prisoners seized after Russia’s invasion of Crimea essentially only because they were Ukrainian | detail

Visits 2467
07.05.2019

Russia’s FSB given carte blanche to silence allegations of torture

With virtually no allegations made by Ukrainian political prisoners of FSB torture having ever been properly investigated, the prospect of newspapers being prevented from even reporting such accusations is terrifying | detail

Visits 1098
06.05.2019

Ukrainian political prisoner beaten by prison staff in Russia for Maidan

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Shumkov is, as feared, facing physical violence and unwarranted punishment from Russian prison staff, both his lawyer and a lawyer from the Russian NGO Public Verdict have reported | detail

Visits 2092
23.04.2019

Bus driver from Vinnytsa imprisoned in Russia because he’s Ukrainian

A Ukrainian bus driver has been sentenced to 3.8 years’ imprisonment in Russia on bizarre charges in the latest of many suspect prosecutions since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea’ | detail

Visits 2473
18.04.2019

In Russia level of support for murderous dictator Stalin reaches record high

71% of Russians have a positive attitude to Joseph Stalin’s role in their country’s history, with just over half the population saying that they view a dictator responsible for the death of millions “with respect”.  | detail

Visits 2889
15.04.2019

New Russian law could cut Crimea off from Ukrainian and global Internet

Russian-occupied Crimea could find itself totally cut off from the global Internet according to a bill which was adopted in its second reading on 11 April and has every chance of coming into force this year | detail

Visits 1661
12.04.2019

Russia to seek ‘compensation’ from Ukraine as poverty hits dramatic level

Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given support to a parliamentary committee on assessing the alleged ‘losses’ which Crimea incurred as part of Ukraine, i.e. before Russia’s 2014 invasion and annexation | detail

Visits 4085
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