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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

Visits 4630
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

Visits 2223
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

Visits 2871
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

Visits 1335
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

Visits 4828
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

Visits 1892
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

Visits 6897
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

Visits 1974
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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11.02.2014

Hrushevsky Prisoners Poltavets and Tsilytsky to remain in custody

Both men, like the Bankova Prisoners, were seriously beaten up and are now facing charges of organizing mass riots, with these based solely on the testimony of the police officers who detained them. | detail

Visits 2241
11.02.2014

Kyiv judge who didn’t remand 4 student protesters loses her post

Iryna Mamontova, head of the Obolon District Court in Kyiv imposed house arrest on four students of the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television who were charged without any evidence with involvement in the Jan 19 disturbances on Hrushevsky St | detail

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11.02.2014

Yury Verbytsky sustained horrific injuries

While the official cause of abducted EuroMaidan activist Yury Verbytsky’s death was hyperthermia, the list of his injuries makes it clear that those who left him in the Boryspil Forest outside Kyiv must have understood that they were leaving him to die. | detail

Visits 2470
11.02.2014

Activist facing prosecution for Regions Party boycott campaign

According to Volyn Regional Council deputy Ihor Huz, Maya Moskvych, leader of the youth NGO National Alliance is facing criminal charges over her part in a campaign to boycott Party of the Regions businesses in Lutsk | detail

Visits 1534
11.02.2014

Chernihiv EuroMaidan activist brutally beaten

Oleksandr Yasenchuk, activist of the Chernihiv EuroMaidan and member of the Prostir Svobody movement was attacked on Sunday night. He is in no doubt that the attack was linked with his civic activities which he has no intention of abandoning | detail

Visits 2268
10.02.2014

Can a government systematically violating basic constitutional values with impunity be considered legitimate?

Analysis of (non-)observance of the most important democratic values in Ukraine since November 21 2013 | detail

Visits 1702
10.02.2014

Legal aid initiative for EuroMaidan activists

A legal aid contact post has been opened in Ukrainsky Dim [Ukraine House] on European Square in Kyiv. Its aim is to provide assistance to EuroMaidan activists, in particular those whose rights have been violated by the authorities, including the police | detail

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