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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 461
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

Visits 964
25.11.2019

Maidan lawyer declares hunger strike in protest as Ukraine’s leaders allow sabotage of investigations

104 Maidan activists were killed during Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity in the winter of 2013-14. Six years later, Yevhenia Zakrevska, one of the lawyers representing the slain activists’ families has gone on hunger strike in a desperate attempt to force Ukraine’s leaders to prevent the collapse of almost all Maidan investigations. | detail

Visits 1044
22.11.2019

Russia continues its revenge on Maidan activists, while giving shelter to Berkut suspected killers

This sixth anniversary of the beginning of the Euromaidan protests is especially sombre as Ukraine’s President and parliamentarians appear unwilling to prevent the collapse of investigations into Maidan crimes | detail

Visits 921
18.11.2019

Ukraine’s parliament betrays Maidan victims. Zelensky must react

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada had the chance on 15 November to save investigations into Maidan crimes from imminent collapse. It failed the test and betrayed the families of over 100 Maidan activists killed during the protests – Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity - and those wounded | detail

Visits 1556
12.11.2019

8 days left for Ukraine’s leaders to prevent Maidan investigations being sabotaged

Ukraine’s leaders have literally eight days to prevent investigations into crimes against Maidan activists from falling into a black hole from which few, if any, will emerge | detail

Visits 598
29.10.2019

Stark warning to Ukraine’s leaders that Maidan crimes investigation faces imminent collapse

The families of those killed during Euromaidan, lawyers and civic activists have addressed a desperate plea to Ukraine’s leaders, warning that all progress in Maidan investigations will be lost unless action is taken immediately. | detail

Visits 1208
31.08.2019

Anger over acquittal of ex-Berkut officer charged with torturing Maidan activists

The prosecutors have said they will certainly appeal against the acquittal of Andriy Khandrykin, a former Kharkiv Berkut officer and, seemingly, a current police officer, who was accused of torturing two Euromaidan activists | detail

Visits 1090
13.08.2019

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General accused of crushing only effective Maidan crimes investigative body

Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko has closed part of the Special Investigations Department responsible for the only progress made to date on prosecutions for crimes against Maidan activists | detail

Visits 814
05.08.2019

Ex-Berkut officer wanted for Maidan crimes seen helping Putin savagely crush protest in Russia

One of the ex-Berkut officers whom Ukraine wants to prosecute for his leading role in the savage attack on Maidan activists on 30 November 2013 has been spotted among the commanders of an equally vicious attack on protesters in Moscow | detail

Visits 2586
17.07.2019

Ex-Berkut officer accused of mass Maidan killing released from detention

The Svyatoshynsky District Court in Kyiv has released under 24-hour house arrest Serhiy Tamtur, one of the five men accused of mass killing during the bloodiest day of Euromaidan | detail

Visits 1465
14.03.2019

Ukrainian National Guard general accused of coordinating bloody Maidan dispersal

Volodymyr Hrynyak is suspected of involvement in organizing the deliberate killing of Maidan protests on 18 February, 2014, making it baffling that he continues to hold high office | detail

Visits 1037
26.02.2019

227 judges who persecuted Maidan activists remain in their posts

If post-Maidan hopes of a full overhaul of Ukraine’s judiciary always seemed dangerously optimistic, there was an expectation that judges who had taken part in persecuting Maidan activists would not be able to continue as though nothing had happened | detail

Visits 1078
20.02.2019

Ukraine to answer to ECHR for five years’ sabotage of Maidan investigations

Five years after the bloodiest days of Euromaidan, the families of the slain [Nebesna Sotnya] are planning to seek justice at the European Court of Human Rights | detail

Visits 1339
20.12.2018

Former top Security Service official charged over Khmelnytsky Maidan killings

Viktor Kraitor, the former head of the SBU [Security Service] in Khmelnytsky has again avoided detention, although he is facing serious charges over his role in the fatal shooting of local Maidan activists on 19 February 2014 | detail

Visits 962
22.11.2018

33 Maidan crime suspects still work in law enforcement bodies, 10 in high positions

Five years after the Euromaidan protests began in Ukraine, ten men suspected of crimes against Maidan activists hold managerial posts in the enforcement bodies, while a further 23 are low-ranking officers.  The number of convictions remains fairly small (52), with only nine people sentenced to periods of imprisonment. | detail

Visits 1280
08.10.2018

Key evidence against Maidan killers in danger of being destroyed

The Kyiv authorities have done nothing to enable vital investigative experiments to be carried out in order to establish exactly where the shots that killed Maidan activists were fired form and within a month it could be too late as major construction work is planned. | detail

Visits 2024
22.08.2018

Judge heavily implicated in persecuting Maidan activists chosen for trial of ex-President Yanukovych

The presiding judge in the trial by absentia of fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych gained notoriety during Euromaidan for knowingly unwarranted rulings against peaceful activists.  Most worryingly, this is probably no oversight, but a quite deliberate choice of judge.    | detail

Visits 1359
26.06.2018

Why is Lutsenko trying to destroy the only department truly investigating Maidan crimes?

Lawyers representing the families of slain Euromaidan activists have warned that current and future investigations into crimes against Maidan activists are in jeopardy with the danger, most frustratingly, coming from Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko. | detail

Visits 1903
31.05.2018

Judge who let ringleader of Maidan journalist’s savage murder go free resigns to avoid dismissal

Oleh Linnyk, the judge who passed a suspended sentence on Yuri Krysin for his direct role in the savage beating and murder of journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan, has ceased to be a judge of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv, after resigning ahead of a High Council of Justice session where a call for his dismissal was scheduled to be heard. | detail

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