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05.01.2014

Sanctions against Fabricated Prosecutions

Allegations by the police that a traffic police officer was hit and injured by a EuroMaidan car rally driver on Jan 3 warrant close attention. This case and similar attempts to fabricate criminal charges over the last week or two could render all stern words about likely sanctions if the Ukrainian authorities continue to use violence against peaceful protesters largely meaningless. | detail

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05.01.2014

EuroMaidan activist beaten up in Rivne

On Sunday evening Vitaliy Prymak, head of the NGO Youth ACTS and member of the Rivne branch of the Maidan movement, was beaten up by two thugs who made it clear that their violence was connected with his pro-EU protest and who showed no fear of being caught by the police | detail

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05.01.2014

Pornography charges as weapon against EuroMaidan activists

The police in Donetsk are accusing a EuroMaidan activist of sexual abuse of a young girl whom nobody seems able to identify. The accusations against a Kharkiv activist of circulating pornography via the social network VKontakte are just as questionable | detail

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04.01.2014

Four political prisoners – the amnesty law an empty farce

Four men remain in detention on dubious charges linked with the EuroMaidan protests. All should have been released by today, Jan 4, in accordance with the “amnesty law”. | detail

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03.01.2014

Traffic police deployed against EuroMaidan protesters

Ukraine’s traffic police are as notorious as the country’s roads, and both are best avoided. This is not an option for people taking part in the EuroMaidan peaceful protests and current interference and pressure seem likely to increase with the creation of a new special force unit | detail

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03.01.2014

Given the will the amnesty law can be applied

Mykola Khavronyuk, a prominent criminal law specialist and research director for the Centre for Political and Legal Reform agrees that the amnesty bill is unimpressive as a legal document, but says that its aim is clear and can be enforced | detail

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03.01.2014

Repression against Donetsk EuroMaidan activists

Repressive measures and acts of vandalism are gaining pace in Donetsk, including pressure from the tax inspectorate on farmers who donated money and food to the Kyiv EuroMaidan | detail

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03.01.2014

All Bankova prisoners should be released by Friday if amnesty law has any meaning

Court hearings are due on Friday regarding the cases of four men detained in connection with the EuroMaidan protests: Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya; his lawyer Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura; and Yaroslav Prytulenko | detail

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01.01.2014

New Year in Prison for Peaceful Protest

The continued prosecution of Road Control’s Andriy Dzyndzya and Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura, and Yaroslav Prytulenko suggests that the amnesty law now in force is as empty as most commitments made by the current regime. | detail

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30.12.2013

Serious doubts about the Chornovol investigation

Tetyana Chornovol’s husband believes that attempts to minimize her injuries are aimed at preventing the truth coming out about who ordered the attack. Meanwhile the report provided to diplomats was interestingly different to that for the Ukrainian public’s consumption | detail

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30.12.2013

No answers over Nov 30 brutal dispersing of peaceful EuroMaidan

Exactly one month after Berkut riot police savagely dispersed hundreds of entirely peaceful pro-EU protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, EuroMaidan activists will be holding a candle-lit gathering in the same place to demand answers from Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka | detail

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30.12.2013

Zaporizhya EuroMaidan activist summoned to SBU over Facebook postings

UPDATE: The summons demanding that Kateryna Korotchenko from the NGO European Youth of Ukraine and EuroMaidan activist “ provide an explanation for publications in the social network Facebook”.was withdrawn at the last minute, possibly because of the publicity it received | detail

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30.12.2013

Another EuroMaidan activist’s car set ablaze in Kharkiv

The arson attack which destroyed Ivan Varchenko’s car came in the 15 minutes that the car was unattended, and follows an incident which the police are ignoring where a deliberately unscrewed wheel could have caused a dangerous accident | detail

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28.12.2013

Attack on Chornovol distorted by State-owned TV

Tetyana Chornovol is in no doubt that she was attacked because of her work as an investigative journalist. Viewers of the state-controlled TV channel UTV-1 and many other media sources loyal to the regime are likely to gain a different impression | detail

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27.12.2013

Another EuroMaidan activist’s car gutted

In the latest arson attack In Kharkiv, a car belonging to people providing tea and sandwiches to the EuroMaidan demonstrators was deliberately set alight | detail

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27.12.2013

Doubts rising over investigation into Chornovol attack

There has been a lot of movement in the investigation into the brutal attack on journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol, some moving in worrying directions | detail

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27.12.2013

What amnesty? Another home arrest over Yanukovych portrait

A Lutsk court has ordered that Ihor Huz, deputy of the Volyn Regional Council be placed under house arrest for 2 months over a peaceful protest in which Yanukovych’s portrait was carried upside down | detail

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27.12.2013

Bankova Prisoner Yaroslav Prytulenko still in custody

Yaroslav Prytulenko is one of 9 men arrested after being beaten by Berkut riot police during the Dec 1 events on Bankova St. He remains in custody despite serious grounds for concerns about all the arrests, reflected in two Amnesty International urgent actions, and despite the “amnesty law” now in force | detail

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26.12.2013

Tetyana Chornovol exposes her attackers

Tetyana Chornovol has exposed many corrupt dealings and crimes by those holding high office in Ukraine. It is likely she has also helped to expose the men who savagely attacked her in the early hours of Dec 25 and left her for dead. | detail

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25.12.2013

Stop Censorship: Only one topic: persecution of EuroMaidan activists

In response to the savage beating of journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol, Stop Censorship has issued an appeal to Ukrainian journalists to devote all their news and political programmes today and tomorrow to one subject alone: the persecution and repressive measures against EuroMaidan activists | detail

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