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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
01.07.2020

Shock acquittal of Ukrainian judge involved in persecuting Maidan activists

Oksana Tsarevych has been acquitted by a Kyiv court of knowingly passing wrongful rulings during the Euromaidan protests when she stripped at least four Automaidan activists of their driving licences | detail

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17.04.2020

Suspected Maidan killer released, as notorious judge places activist & ex-MP under house arrest

A judge who gained notoriety under President Viktor Yanukovych for his role in political persecution has placed ex-MP, investigative journalist and Maidan activist Tetyana Chornovol under 24-hour house arrest | detail

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15.04.2020

Charges against Tetyana Chornovol play to Yanukovych and Russian lies about Maidan

The claim by Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations that its charges against Tetyana Chornovol are not political might have seemed a little more convincing had they not closely followed the argument used by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s defence lawyers | detail

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11.04.2020

Ukrainian journalist savagely beaten during Euromaidan faced with dubious Maidan “murder” charges

Ukraine’s increasingly controversial State Bureau of Investigations has informed Tetyana Chornovol, a former MP, journalist and victim of a near-fatal attack during Euromaidan that she is under suspicion of murder. | detail

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02.04.2020

Beaten and jailed Maidan activist Mykola Pasichnyk dies, with justice denied to the end

78-year-old Mykola Pasichnyck died on 26 March 2020, six years after he was beaten on Maidan by Berkut special force officers and then remanded in custody, charged with attacking those same well-trained officers, some 40 years his junior. | detail

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30.03.2020

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General moves to reverse progress on solving Maidan crimes

There are various explanations suggested as to why Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has forced Viktor Trepak from his role in charge of the department investigating crimes against Maidan activists, just not the success and efficiency of Maidan investigations | detail

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13.03.2020

Key suspect in abduction and brutal killing of Maidan activist Yuri Verbytsky arrested

Serhiy Myslyvy is believed to have been one of the government-paid thugs [‘titushki’] behind the abduction of Yuri Verbytsky and well-known journalist, Ihor Lutsenko from a Kyiv hospital on 21 January 2014 | detail

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27.02.2020

Who is behind the campaign to discredit Maidan and turn its victims into perpetrators?

Two major media watchdogs have published studies of a campaign underway in Ukraine to discredit the Revolution of Dignity (the Euromaidan protests) and to push a narrative on Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas which closely follows the Kremlin’s | detail

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20.02.2020

Kyiv court refuses to detain ex-officer accused of killing & wounding unarmed Maidan activists

Former Omega special force officer Volodymyr Kosenko, who is accused of killing one Maidan activist and wounding another, has been placed under house arrest | detail

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20.02.2020

Sombre Anniversary with hopes of justice for Maidan victims waning

It is six years since the last and bloodiest days of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan), with the anniversary coming after major upheavals which could jeopardize the fate of most investigations into Maidan crimes | detail

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11.02.2020

Two suspected Maidan killers return to Ukraine, claiming they’re victims of persecution

Two of the five former Berkut officers suspected of mass shootings on 20 February 2014 have apparently returned to Kyiv, after being released as part of the 29 December 2019 exchange of prisoners | detail

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31.01.2020

Yanukovych’s lawyer reportedly knew in advance he would get top job in State body investigating Maidan crimes

There are grounds for suspecting that Oleksandr Babikov was not appointed First Deputy Head of the State Bureau of Investigations as the result of a fair competition, with this only compounding the concerns over a conflict of interests given Babikov’s recent role in representing fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych | detail

Visits 1308
21.01.2020

Outrage in Ukraine as Yanukovych lawyer appointed first deputy head of body investigating Maidan crimes

The appointment of Oleksandr Babikov to the second highest post in the State Bureau of Investigations is deeply disturbing given the clear conflict of interest that his recent defence of former President Yanukovych presents | detail

Visits 3302
06.01.2020

New head of Maidan investigations implicated in judicial corruption scandal

The families of slain Maidan activists and their lawyers have called on the acting head of the State Bureau of Investigations to cancel the appointment of Oleksandr Buryak as head of the department on investigating crimes against Maidan protesters | detail

Visits 1522
02.01.2020

Ukraine’s leaders further jeopardize suspected Maidan killers’ trial as Russia uses freed suspects for propaganda

In releasing five suspect Maidan killers in the 29 December 2019, Ukraine’s leaders also gave Russia potent ammunition for its propaganda war against Ukraine | detail

Visits 2142
30.12.2019

Russia claims Ukraine promised to terminate the trial of suspected Maidan killers freed in prisoner exchange

This directly contradicts what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka have claimed, and clarity from them on what exactly was agreed is urgently required | detail

Visits 2453
29.12.2019

Suspected Maidan Berkut killers freed on eve of Donbas hostage exchange

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has released from custody three former Berkut officers charged with the mass murder of 48 Maidan activists, and freed from house arrest two other defendants, almost certainly for their inclusion in the exchange of prisoners on 29 December | detail

Visits 3399
24.12.2019

Release of suspected Maidan killers in prisoner exchange will help Russia destabilize Ukraine

The families of slain Maidan activists, as well as lawyers representing all Maidan victims, have issued an urgent appeal to President Zelensky following reports that five men on trial for the killing of 39 activists have been included on the list of prisoners to be exchanged with the Russian-controlled Donbas militants. | detail

Visits 2634
04.12.2019

Ukraine’s MPs adopt belated measure to save Maidan investigation

This is a first step, but not enough, and the battle is clearly not over | detail

Visits 1281
27.11.2019

More deaths needed for Euromaidan investigation to be resumed? Maidan lawyer & 7 others on hunger strike

As of late on 26 November, seven Ukrainians had reportedly joined Maidan lawyer Yevhenia Zakrevska’s hunger strike in protest at the effective sabotage of Ukraine’s investigations into the killings, persecution and other crimes against Euromaidan activists | detail

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