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

Brothers tortured for their role in dismantling a militant checkpoint

Only one of the Khovkhotva brothers abducted by Kremlin-backed militants in reprisal for the Shabelkivka residents’ dismantling of a militant checkpoint has been released. The militants in Donbas region also killed one person and wounded another after shooting at their car on Monday | детальніше

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Head of Prosvita civic organization abducted in Luhansk

Volodymyr Semystyaha, head of the local branch of the Prosvita Society has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants and is believed to be in the basement of the SBU building in Luhansk | детальніше

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Civic activist and newspaper editor abducted in Antratsyt

Viktor Danchenko, lawyer, head of an NGO defending drivers’ rights and editor of the newspaper Autojurist, was abducted by armed militants on June 20. He is now safe, but his office is in ruins | детальніше

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Terrorists revenge themselves on township who threw them out

Kremlin-backed militants, have carried out a punitive operation in the township Shabelkivka [Donetsk oblast] after around 200 residents drove them out and dismantled their checkpoint. | детальніше

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Criminal liability imposed for financing ‘separatism’

A law passed on June 19 envisages up to 5 years for financing action in breach of the Constitution aiming at changing Ukraine’s borders and up to 7 years for funding attempts to violently seize power | детальніше

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Terrorists seize Christian rehabilitation centre in Donetsk

Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk have released the hostages taken when they who seized the Evening Light Christian Rehabilitation Centre. The head of the centre, his assistant and 27 people receiving help at the Centre appear to have been held in a basement without receiving medical care. | детальніше

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Kremlin-backed militants force their way into local residents’ homes

A report suggests that local residents are being forced to share their flats with fighters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic ‘army’. Such cases are reported in Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and several other cities under the control of the DPR. | детальніше

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Luhansk civic activist dies after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

Alexander Reshetnyak, a Luhansk EuroMaidan activist has died in intensive care after being tortured by militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. He had been shot in the back as well as sustaining many other life-threatening injuries | детальніше

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Russian tanks and Ukrainian orphans in Moscow’s unabated offensive

A plane has brought 16 Ukrainian orphans home after they were taken by force across the border into Russia. Despite that abduction, Russian tanks and now the shooting down of a plane carrying 49 soldiers, the west is still ineffectually threatening yet again of ‘additional costs’ if Russia ‘fails to de-escalate’ | детальніше

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Kremlin-backed militants on the hunt for pro-Ukrainian students

Armed fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic are turning up at Donetsk National University student hostels and demanding to see lists of foreign students; students from Western Ukraine and those who hold pro-Ukrainian views. | детальніше

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Coffins and Questions about Russian nationals fighting in Donbas

On 31 coffins of Russian nationals killed fighting in Donetsk who Kremlin-backed TV was silent about and why equally Kremlin-backed militants are so eager to talk to journalists | детальніше

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The appeal of Larisa Bogoraz to her compatriots

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The appeal of the Kharkov Group for human rights protection

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On the anti-terrorist campaign in Afghanistan

The authors sympathize with the Afghani people, who became hostages of terrorists and fanatics. They appeal Americans and the North Alliance to spare the peaceful population, observe human rights and use not only military, but political means to achieve their goals. | детальніше

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Crisis of the Western democracy (Abridged)

Wars and bursts of violence of the recent times all happen on the frontier of the Christian and Islamic worlds. The Moslem population is roughly divided into two groups: moderate (the author calls them nominal) and extreme. The members of the late population make a good generator of terrorists including kamikaze. No wonder: their life in this world is scanty and paradise expects them after death. | детальніше

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Terrorism as a phenomena of culture

The term ‘terrorism’ meant different things in different times. Classical Russian terrorists exterminated individuals, condemned by their court to death. Modern terrorists kill a random sample of people to intimidate the mass. This makes difficult to give a juridical definition of terrorism. Different definitions are discussed. | детальніше

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Retort of mankind shall be dignified and moral

The author criticizes quick and thoughtless retaliation of the USA and offers simple and efficient measures to stop using civil aviation planes as guided bombs. | детальніше

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A dialog between civilizations

The terrorist acts in the USA convinced everybody that the conflict between civilizations in our world does exist. Yet, dropping bombs and launching rockets will never replace the intelligible dialog between civilizations. As to the application of force, it can be of use only if most peaceful citizens of different cultures understand that the force is applied justly. | детальніше

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On the terrorist acts in the USA

Statement of Russian human rights protection organizations. | детальніше

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