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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 1744
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

Visits 1095
07.02.2014

EuroMaidan activists and a murky murder investigation in Kherson

Two Kherson EuroMaidan protesters are in custody, accused of killing one police officer and inflicting knife wounds on two others. This is the latest, and most serious, in a number of cases where the version of events presented by the police differs widely from that of those allegedly involved in them and witnesses. | detail

Visits 1805
07.02.2014

Chornovol investigation descends into "road rage" farce

Tetyana Chornovol’s response to claims that the attack on her was due to road rage because she cut in front of somebody’s car. “ I “cut in front” of Yanukovych and will continue to do so. That is really the only reason for the attack on me.” | detail

Visits 3337
07.02.2014

UMDPL: Сherkasy police infringed all regulations

Volodymyr Batchaev from the Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors of Law Enforcement can see no grounds for most of the detentions in Cherkasy and is scathing in his assessment of police behaviour | detail

Visits 1474
06.02.2014

Court puts off appeal in case of beaten photographer Maryan Havryliv

The Lviv photographer was photographing the clashes on Hrushevsky St on Jan 22 when he was detained by Berkut riot police, together with other people. Havryliv alleges that he was taken out of the city and beaten, and only after that was he taken to the Obolon police station | detail

Visits 1282
06.02.2014

Around 20 volunteer medics injured by police on Hrushevsky St

The medical service stresses that the law enforcement officers’ actions against volunteers providing medical aid to wounded activists were unacceptable and in breach of the Geneva Convention | detail

Visits 2335
05.02.2014

Ukrainian diplomats express solidarity with EuroMaidan protesters

As of Wednesday evening 91 members of Ukrainian diplomatic missions have signed a statement of solidarity with “those who on squares throughout the country are fighting for a better future for Ukraine” | detail

Visits 1526
04.02.2014

Anti-Semitism on EuroMaidan: Not seen, just heard about

Overt attempts to use anti-Semitism as a propaganda weapon against the EuroMaidan movement have run up against two major hurdles: the facts and a large number of authoritative analysts, historians and human rights activists determined to prevent Ukrainians and the international community from being misled | detail

Visits 6540
04.02.2014

136 journalists injured since the protests began

The Institute for Mass Information reports that since Nov 21 when the widespread protests in Ukraine began 136 journalists have been injured either while carrying out their work or as the result of their journalist activities. | detail

Visits 1274
04.02.2014

SBU finds plans to “seize power” in opposition party’s server

Both the police and security service [SBU] have effectively accused the opposition Batkivshchyna of planning the Kyiv protests in advance [as per the Interior Ministry] or, in the SBU rendition “carrying out actions aimed at seizing state power” | detail

Visits 1429
04.02.2014

Strasbourg gives priority consideration to EuroMaidan protester’s application

Igor Sirenko asserts that he was beaten up by special police units during a violent dispersal of protesters and then unlawfully detained on 30 November 2013 | detail

Visits 2247
03.02.2014

Uncompromising commitment to police state tactics

Western reports of major concessions from Yanukovych are misleading. It is excellent that the Jan 16 anti-protest laws were revoked, however repressive police measures had already been slipped in through ministerial or Cabinet of Ministers decrees, and the president then played a key role in hijacking the adoption of a real amnesty law | detail

Visits 2194
01.02.2014

EuroMaidan SOS: At least 35 people missing

The civic initiative EuroMaidan SOS reports that as of 16.00 on Feb 1 the whereabouts of at least 35 people from different cities in Ukraine are unknown. This is without taking into account those whom its activists have found in hospital or police stations. | detail

Visits 2220
01.02.2014

Ongoing dodgy methods used to take away activists’ driving licenses

At least one of the judges (Oksana Tsarevych) now stripping journalists and AutoMaidan activists of their licenses on the basis of falsified documentation has previously been involved in the politically motivated trials of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko | detail

Visits 2105
31.01.2014

New menacing threats against civic activist

A Crimean lawyer and civic activist has become the latest victim of a dangerous hate campaign directed against EuroMaidan supporters and civic activists. It is especially ominous that the scarcely concealed threats implicit are so closely linked with recent government attempt to bring in draconian legislation against protesters and civic organizations in general. | detail

Visits 2493
31.01.2014

Another EuroMaidan protester dies

Businessman Bohdan Kalynyak from Kolomiya has died of hypothermia after two months on Maidan, and shortly after coming under attack when Berkut used a water cannon in temperatures well below zero | detail

Visits 1919
31.01.2014

AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov found, badly beaten, but alive

The AutoMaidan leader was found alive, albeit in a shocking state, after widespread attention to his disappearance. Ths provides graphic illustration of the message being passed to the EU, Council of Europe and others regarding the importance of international attention, monitoring and immediate response to all disappearances and attacks on peaceful civic activists | detail

Visits 2858
30.01.2014

Ruling majority takes hostages through new “amnesty law”

According to the version proposed by the president’s representative in parliament, EuroMaidan protesters must first vacate government buildings, roads etc, and only then will people in detention over the protests be released. If they don’t vacate them within 15 days, the deal is off. | detail

Visits 5483
29.01.2014

Where is AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov?

Despite obvious grounds for concern over the disappearance a week ago of prominent AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov, the police appear to be doing nothing | detail

Visits 2794
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