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

Executed and tortured in Donbass

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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Bomb blast in offices of Odessa Automaidan leader

A powerful explosion ripped through a basement housing a business belonging to Yevhen Rezvushkin, head of the Odessa Automaidan , as well as the Automaidan office. Thankfully nobody was injured, but there is damage to the building. | detail

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At least 12 injured in Kharkiv terrorist act

While those targeted were very probably ‘pro-Ukrainian’, possibly members of ‘Right Sector’, the Interior Minister’s adviser Anton Herashchenko and the Security Council seen worryingly quick to attribute blame | detail

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Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine

Hardly a day goes by in Ukraine these days without headlines about some terrorist incident or about the country’s security forces breaking up a would-be plot or capturing a cache of weapons or explosives | detail

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New terrorist attacks in Odessa, Kherson

Concern is mounting after attacks in both Odessa and Kherson targeted pro-Ukraine volunteer organizations. They follow other terrorist attacks, with the main targets in Odessa and Kharkiv. | detail

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Death Sentence with a Show of Hands

The full video clip of what the Kremlin-backed militants in the Luhansk oblast call a ‘court’ has been posted on the Internet. In it a man is sentenced to death, supposedly for attempted rape and group rape, with the ‘sentence’ being passed by the audience through a show of hands. | detail

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Irina Dovgan tells of public abuse at hands of pro-Moscow separatists

Interview given by Donetsk resident Irina Dovgan whose photo was published by New York Times tied to a post being attacked and abused by supporters of the Kremlin-backed militants | detail

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