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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
20.02.2014

EU introduces targeted sanctions

After a day of carnage during which Berkut snipers aimed to kill unarmed demonstrators and medical staff seeking to help them, when EU foreign ministers tried in vain for 6 hours to have “meaningful dialogue” with Viktor Yanukovych, the EU has finally imposed sanctions. | detail

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20.02.2014

Real Measures from Democratic Countries needed now

The text below was written as an appeal to the heads of all European Parliament factions, asking them to support a permanent observer mission to Ukraine. The information also, I hope, explains why targeted sanctions and other active measures now are vitally needed to restrain Ukraine’s leaders and prevent further bloodshed | detail

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20.02.2014

Ever more victims of sniper fire

The photo here clearly shows that the authorities’ denials are false. Deomonstraters are being deliberately shot and killed by professional snipers who do not stop at aiming their fire at medical staff trying to help the injured | detail

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20.02.2014

Titushki and Bercut riot police on the attack

The regime’s deployment of “titushki” urgently needs to be clearly recorded and communicated to the international community as demonstration that calls for “all parties” to show restraint are missing the point and manifestly not enough | detail

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20.02.2014

What can Ukraine expect from the West now?

First and foremost, stop “expressing deep concern”. All protestors on the Maidan have an allergy to this by now in these circumstances senseless phrase, while all gangsters in the Ukrainian governmental gang enjoy mocking the helplessness of the EU. | detail

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19.02.2014

Vinnytsa artist killed on Maidan

50-year-old Valery Brezdenyuk painted magical worlds on water. He died defending Maidan on Tuesday night, after being shot in the back | detail

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19.02.2014

Not Terrorists!

Warmest gratitude to the elderly lady seen in floods of tears giving what for her may have been a huge amount of money to help those hurt in the bloodshed unleashed by Ukraine’s leaders | detail

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19.02.2014

Journalist killed by titushki in Kyiv

Viacheslav Veremiy, journalist from the Vesti newspaper died in hospital early on Wednesday morning after being dragged out of a taxi when returning from work | detail

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19.02.2014

Blood and Berkut Sniper Bullets on the President’s Hands

The following are just a few of the day’s events that strip any regime of its legitimacy. More will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. Time however is not on Ukrainians’ side now that Yanukovych, doubtless buoyed – or bound – by yesterday’s 2 billion loan from Russia has chosen bloodshed. | detail

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18.02.2014

Mustafa Dzhemiliev on Maidan: I’m proud of you, dear fellow Ukrainians

“Not one dictator who spilled blood has escaped punishment. Ukraine will be no exception. .... I am proud to be a Ukrainian!" | detail

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18.02.2014

Access to Channel 5 blocked

Channel 5 is going off the air throughout the country and is under a massive DDoS attack. Please pass on their YouTube address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPPxZl43u04 | detail

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18.02.2014

Berkut snipers aimed at protesters

The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession | detail

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17.02.2014

Winners and losers from compliance with ’hostage law’

There are already concerns regarding prosecutions the ‘hostage law’ will NOT cover, and deep frustration that Berkut and the authorities’ impunity for grave rights infringements have been effectively accepted | detail

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15.02.2014

Crimea: US national beaten up over EuroMaidan

With supreme irony, Jeffrey Luebbe , the latest victim of mounting violence against civic and EuroMaidan activists in the Crimea is the head of the EU-funded Diversification and Tourism Support Project | detail

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15.02.2014

Waiting for more bloodshed?

The only charges brought against officials over the brutal dispersing of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 last year have been dropped, turning exchanges of assurances and demands for accountability into a dangerously empty ritual. | detail

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15.02.2014

Slain Judge used for cynical anti-Maidan propaganda

IWith no particular justification but maximum efforts by the Interior Ministry, it is probably not surprising that even media outside Ukraine have linked the murder of a Ukrainian judge with the anti-government EuroMaidan protests | detail

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15.02.2014

Donetsk titushki attack civic activists. Activists detained

Civic activists in Donetsk report that the police may have been involved in bringing the thugs in, and then detained a number of activists, and at least one journalist from Donetsk News, Vitaly Sizov | detail

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13.02.2014

Maidan Self-Defense activists prosecuted for catching a thief

Four members of the Maidan Self-Defense force are facing criminal charges over an incident which appears to have been orchestrated with police connivance | detail

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13.02.2014

Kirovohrad AutoMaidan activist stripped of his license for 6 months

On Feb 12 judge Iryna Zahreba from the Kirovsk District Court in Kirovohrad prohibited AutoMaidan activst Vitaly Koval from driving for half a year in the latest of a number of template rulings throughout the country against peaceful protesters and civic activists | detail

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12.02.2014

Open threats and covert plans as ‘hostage law’ deadline nears

Repressive measures and overt blackmail as the deadline for compliance with a so-called ‘amnesty law’ approaches have coincided with ominous reports of plans for extending police powers to curtail peaceful protest if the conditions are not met. | detail

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