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24.01.2014

Berkut abandon young woman activist in the forest

Oleksandra Khailak, who has been working for the last 2 weeks as a volunteer for the Maidan medical services was handed over to Berkut by police when they saw her EuroMaidan badge. | detail

Visits 5436
23.01.2014

Berkut undress and beat activist in freezing temperatures

A video posted on YouTube shows Berkut riot police and other officers in black Interior Forces uniform undressing and humilating a man detained on Hrushevsky St. Caught on video, the police have "apologised" | detail

Visits 5057
22.01.2014

First “Hrushevsky Prisoners”

Three EuroMaidan activists – musician and film festival organizer Dmytro Moskalets, poet Yukhim Dyshkant and economic researcher Artur Kovalchuk have been remanded in custody for 2 months in court hearings bearing an ominous resemblance to those concerning the Bankova Prisoners | detail

Visits 2758
22.01.2014

Chilling Echoes: Lutsenko, Verbytsky, Portnikov

Well-known journalist and civic activist Ihor Lutsenko is alive, but badly injured after being abducted from hospital, taken to a forest outside Kyiv and beaten up. Yury Verbytsky, abducted at the same time, remains missing, while Vitaly Portnikov has left the country out of fears for his safety | detail

Visits 2119
22.01.2014

Mejlis demands extraordinary session of parliament to revoke Jan 16 anti-protest laws

"Faithful to the principle of non-violence which is the basis of the Crimean Tatar national movement, [the Mejlis calls on all Ukrainian citizens, all nationalities in the Crimea to stand up in defence of civil rights and liberties.”. | detail

Visits 2117
21.01.2014

Vaad Ukraine condemns efforts to use anti-Semitism for political gain

The Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine demand adequate investigation of recent anti-Semitic attacks. They warn that given overt attempts to use the topic of anti-Semitism to discredit the opposition and civil protest movement, the Jewish community should be especially vigilant. | detail

Visits 3982
21.01.2014

Titushki loose in central Kyiv: Take Care and Take Photos!

EuroMaidan activists are asking all journalists and others in the centre of Kyiv during this second night of unrest to take care and to take photos. Both are needed because of large numbers of “titushki or hired thugs swarming the centre | detail

Visits 3679
21.01.2014

Six Kyiv students in custody

Seven students from the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television were detained on Monday morning when returning from Maidan Nezalezhnosti. One has been released, the others are accused of involvement in the Hrushevsky St confrontation | detail

Visits 1853
21.01.2014

Stop Censorship calls for international sanctions against high-ranking officials

“Support human rights in Ukraine through real actions. We, journalists of the Stop Censorship movement, call on you to apply sanctions against those high-ranking officials responsible for unleashing violence in Ukraine” | detail

Visits 2206
20.01.2014

More reports of journalists under fire

Radio Svoboda cameraman Ihor Ishakov after being detained and supposedly questioned as a witness. He and Dmytro Barkar were detained just after they videoed footage of a police officer aiming and shooting directly at them | detail

Visits 3305
20.01.2014

SBU General: Police in breach of the Constitution on Hrushevsky St

The combat grenades used by police against protesters on Hrushevsky St are for use against terrorists and criminals, a former deputy head of the SBU [Security Service] says | detail

Visits 2559
20.01.2014

Parliamentary Titushkism

Whether or not the disturbances on Hrushevsky St were initiated by specially commissioned provocateurs, after last week’s legislative coup, they were very widely predicted | detail

Visits 4190
19.01.2014

Yevgeny Novitsky: I’m a foreign agent and I’m proud of it

Better than any legal commentary about the Russian look-alike attempt to stigmatize NGOs as “foreign agents” is this account from a father whose son’s leukemia and that suffered by other children could be treated thanks to help from abroad | detail

Visits 3687
18.01.2014

Writers, journalists and activists hand themselves in

In one of a number of original protests, activists have come to a SIZO [remand prison’ to confess for the masks (saucepans and bowls…) on their heads, their car procession and other “offences” as per the new anti-protest law | detail

Visits 3501
17.01.2014

Signed into Dictatorship

It is now official: the president has signed a number of bills overtly aimed at crushing peaceful protest and freedom of speech, and silencing journalists, civic activists and all active members of civil society | detail

Visits 3871
17.01.2014

Legal analysis of the Jan 16 laws

This analysis of the procedural violations and infringements of Ukrainian and international legislation in the laws voted on in parliament on Jan 16 was provided to EuroMaidan SOS by a group of lawyers. | detail

Visits 3584
17.01.2014

Statement from Human Rights Organizations

Law No. 3879 hastily voted on and signed on Jan 16 indicates that Ukraine has entered a period of reaction and obscurantism. This is why society will be forced to move to new forms of non-violent resistance | detail

Visits 2607
17.01.2014

Yanukovych’s Dangerous Blitzkrieg

It seems likely that the president has already signed into law some of the most scandalous and disastrous bills voted on through a show of hands and multiple procedural irregularities in parliament on Thursday. | detail

Visits 3476
16.01.2014

Ruling party absolves Berkut of liability for Nov 30

Among the “laws” adopted by the ruling majority during a gravely flawed parliamentary vote on Thursday was one which expands the amnesty law to cover those guilty of beating peaceful protesters and journalists on Nov 30, Dec 1 and other occasions linked with the EuroMaidan protests | detail

Visits 2923
16.01.2014

Ukraine’s ruling majority slips in dangerously repressive law

A draft law “passed” in full by the ruling majority in parliament on Jan 16 criminalizes libel, labels and restricts civic associations receiving foreign grants as “foreign agents” and imposes and substantially increases liability for any forms of protest. If the president does not veto the bill, it will set Ukraine’s democracy back by years. | detail

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