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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
03.11.2016

Inside The Ukrainian ’Hacktivist’ Network Cyberbattling The Kremlin

RUH8 is part of a Ukrainian "hacktivist" collective that includes four hacker groups: CyberHunta, Falcons Flame, Trinity, and RUH8. When working together, they call themselves the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance. Their declared enemy is the Kremlin, and their avowed mission is to expose its meddling in Ukraine and ultimately to destroy Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime. | detail

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21.10.2016

Russian wanted for war crimes in Donbas arrested in Norway

Yan Petrovsky, one of the notorious Russian neo-Nazi sadists who took photos of themselves over the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers they had mutilated has been arrested in Norway. He will probably be deported to Russia, however Ukraine is reported to want his extradition. | detail

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17.10.2016

Kremlin-backed Russian militant ‘Motorola’, wanted for war crimes, killed in Donbas

Arseny Pavlov, better-known as ‘Motorola’, the Russian militant suspected of killing Ukrainian Donetsk Airport defender Ihor Branovytsky in cold blood and who boasted of having shot 15 prisoners of war has died in a bomb explosion in Donetsk. | detail

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11.10.2016

Briton charged with terrorism for involvement with Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas

British prosecutors have accepted that fighting on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine falls under the UK Terrorism Act. Whether or not British national Ben Stimson can convince a UK court that he wasn’t really fighting in Donbas, the fact that he is on trial at all is an important precedent | detail

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05.10.2016

Monitoring on territories beyond the control of Ukrainian authorities

During the monitoring mission, the participants (members of the “Memorial” Human rights centre) visited the territories which are beyond the control of Ukrainian authorities two times: 16-24 of May 2016 and 3-9 of June 2016. | detail

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29.09.2016

International Criminal Probe Blames Missile From Russia For MH17 Tragedy

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) further determined that the missile system was brought into Ukraine from Russia shortly before the tragedy and then smuggled back to Russia shortly afterward. | detail

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26.09.2016

Executed and tortured in Donbass

Arbitrary and extrajudicial killings, torture, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detentions. | detail

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26.09.2016

Human Rights Violations in the so-called LNR and DNR: legislation and Practice

Since there are no prospects for an early end to the occupation of Donbas territories, it is necessary to examine the social reality that has emerged in the LNR and the DNR and, in particular, the human rights situation, both at the normative level and in practice. | detail

Visits 2168
18.07.2016

Bellingcat says Russia used ‘fake evidence’ to point finger at Kyiv in downing of MH17

The Russian Defence Ministry published doctored, misdated satellite imagery to support its suggestion that Ukraine was responsible for downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, independent investigation group Bellingcat alleges in a new report. | detail

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24.05.2016

Ghosts of MH17

The fallout from the senseless deaths of 298 people is not going away. Sooner or later, Vladimir Putin and his cronies will need to answer for their actions. | detail

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14.03.2016

Russian Lawyer demands Russia investigate Kremlin-backed militant leader’s war crimes in Donbas

Following the public admission by Igor Girkin [Strelkov] that he ordered extrajudicial killings during his period as military leader of the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas, a St Petersburg lawyer has demanded that Russia initiates criminal proceedings against Girkin for committing what are undoubtedly war crimes in eastern Ukraine. | detail

Visits 6253
25.02.2016

Russian Military Command Found Linked To MH17 Downing

Bellingcat researchers investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have published a report they provided to Dutch prosecutors linking the commanders of a Russian military unit to the plane’s downing | detail

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08.02.2016

Ominous echoes in bomb attack on Kherson Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Local Crimean Tatar leaders believe that the grenade attack on Sunday morning is part of a general campaign by pro-Russian forces aimed at fermenting trouble in the region and points to similarities with events on the eve of Russia’s annexation of neighbouring Crimea. | detail

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20.01.2016

Praised on Russian radio for war crimes in Crimea & Donbas

Perhaps it was the first time that Igor Girkin [Igor Strelkov] publicly admitted to carrying out extrajudicial killings during his period as military leader of the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas, but his senior aide Igor Druz had confirmed that the militants had killed people "to prevent chaos" back in the summer of 2014 | detail

Visits 4717
14.01.2016

Relatives Of MH17 Crash Victims Demand Release Of Key Data

The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on October 13 that the jet was destroyed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, fired from an area at the time under the control of pro-Russia separatists | detail

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19.08.2015

7 months in Kremlin-backed militant captivity: "You expect to die every day"

Crimean Tatar volunteer Gaide Rizayeva spoke in a Radio Svoboda interview of the terrible uncertainty and lawlessness of the long months held hostage by militants, and of her belief that Crimea will again be Ukrainian. If nothing else works, she and other Crimean Tatars will be willing to take up arms to liberate their homeland, she says. | detail

Visits 5073
14.05.2015

Evidence mounts that Russia supplied Buk missiles to Ukraine separatists

More and more evidence is emerging that seems to document a large Russian military convoy that travelled to eastern Ukraine in June 2014 and brought Buk antiaircraft systems to Russia-backed separatists fighting against Kyiv. | detail

Visits 2437
03.04.2015

Bombs and War turn Odessa away from ‘Russian World’

Sewing camouflage netting for Ukrainian soldiers has become an act of courage in Odessa. One that the bomb blasts targeting volunteer organizations have so far proven powerless to stop. Quite the contrary | detail

Visits 5309
25.02.2015

Death toll rises from Kharkiv terrorist attack

Up to 500 Kharkiv residents joined in a civic panakhyda, or requiem service on Tuesday in memory of the four victims, including two young lads, of Sunday’s terrorist attack | detail

Visits 3389
22.02.2015

Three dead in Kharkiv terrorist attack as world leaders join Ukrainians in March of Dignity

At least three people have now died after a bomb exploded while people were gathering for a Unity March in Kharkiv. Both the procession and the service in memory of those killed in fighting in Donbas took place, as has a huge march in Kyiv attended by delegations from 24 countries | detail

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