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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
20.11.2020

Ukrainian prosecutor hurries to acquit judge who persecuted Maidan activists

After almost four years of dragging out the trial of Viktor Kytsiuk, a judge involved in the persecution of Automaidan activists, the Ukrainian prosecutor and court have suddenly begun moving with breath-taking speed | detail

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21.10.2020

Ukraine takes vital step towards trial in absentia of suspected Maidan mass killers

The Svyatoshynsky District Court in Kyiv has declared as fugitives three former Berkut officers accused of mass murder during the Maidan protests | detail

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14.09.2020

From lawyer for pro-Russia Medvedchuk party to running Maidan cases. Disturbing new top appointment in Ukraine

The appointment of a person associated with notorious pro-Russian politician Viktor Medvedchuk as Deputy Prosecutor General and reports that is to be in charge of Maidan cases seem another slap in the face to the families of slain Maidan victims, one of many over the last year. | detail

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28.08.2020

Ukrainian court acquits judge who released Berkut suspected Maidan killer to escape to Russia

The judge who, in September 2014, released under house arrest a former Berkut commander charged with the gunning down of peaceful Maidan protesters has been acquitted of issuing knowingly wrongful court rulings | detail

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07.08.2020

Top post in Zelensky administration given to Yanukovych era police official implicated in Maidan crimes

Maidan lawyers and civic organizations have reacted with outrage to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s appointment of Oleh Tatarov as Deputy Head of the Office of the President | detail

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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

Visits 2271
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 1644
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 3627
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 1801
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

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