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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
10.07.2020

“Crimea is our land. We did not give it to Russia, nor did we sell it” Powerful final court address by Crimean Tatar human rights defender

The judges on 25 June who confirmed horrific sentences against Emir-Usein Kuku, Crimean Tatar human rights activist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience and five other Ukrainian political prisoners were almost certainly following directives ‘from above’. So too, however, were the Soviet NKVD who took part in executing so-called ‘enemies of the people’ | detail

Visits 1829
08.07.2020

Blind man among those arrested for Russia’s conveyor belt of terror in occupied Crimea

Seven men were arrested in occupied Crimea on 7 July 2020 in Russia’s new fabricated ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’ case, with the FSB having reached new depths and arrested a man who is totally blind | detail

Visits 814
07.07.2020

New illegal excavations at Chersonese in occupied Crimea as Russia tries to rewrite history

The Russian occupation authorities have resumed illegal excavations at Tauric Chersonese near Sevastopol, the site of an ancient city which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List | detail

Visits 1350
03.07.2020

Russia begins ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar leader for crossing a non-existent state border

The ‘trial’ on charges of surreal lawlessness has (almost) begun in occupied Crimea of veteran Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP, Mustafa Dzhemilev | detail

Visits 1330
02.07.2020

Far-right French politicians enter Crimea illegally to rubberstamp fake Putin and occupation forever vote

If far-right French politician Thierry Mariani publicly denied the Holocaust, he would have long been removed from the EU’s European Endowment for Democracy. Why is his public support for Russia’s occupation of Crimea and denial of human rights crimes not regarded as a problem? | detail

Visits 1748
01.07.2020

Crimean Tatar political prisoners punished for refusing to take part in Russia’s ’forever Putin referendum’

Several Crimean Tatar prisoners and their cellmates have been threatened and punished because they refused to take part in the pseudo ‘referendum’ on amendments to Russia’s Constitution | detail

Visits 1058
30.06.2020

CoE’s Russian partner persecutes 90-year-old believer & hundreds of Crimean & Russian political prisoners

A Russian body which boasts of collaboration with the Council of Europe has added Rimma Vashchenko, a 90-year-old Jehovah’s Witness to its notorious ‘List of Terrorists and Extremists’, which also contains the names of over 80 Ukrainian political prisoners | detail

Visits 1691
30.06.2020

Crimean Tatar Regional Mejlis leader on trial for a museum exhibit WWII weapon

Any old charge will do in Russian-occupied Crimea when the target is a Crimean Tatar regional Mejlis leader like 69-year-old Ilver Ametov | detail

Visits 950
26.06.2020

Huge sentences upheld for defending human rights and integrity in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has refused to revoke horrific sentences against Crimean Tatar human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku and five other Ukrainian Muslims despite the lack of any crime and a record-breaking number of falsifications | detail

Visits 1167
26.06.2020

Russia admits its constitutional changes are aimed at making return of Crimea to Ukraine “impossible”

The co-chair of Putin’s working group on amendments to the Constitution has openly acknowledged that one of the additions is aimed at preventing any legislative initiative that would end Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea. | detail

Visits 3003
25.06.2020

Stalin took Crimean Tatar Dilyara Alieva’s homeland and parents; Putin’s Russia has taken her son

83-year-old Dilyara Alieva lived through Stalin’s Deportation and, 72-years later relived the horror when Russia’s FSB came to take her son away | detail

Visits 1480
25.06.2020

Young father sentenced to seven years for refusing to collaborate with the FSB

In Russian-occupied Crimea, a Ukrainian turncoat has helped the Russian FSB persecute Ukrainians, with many targeted for demonstrating the integrity he lacked | detail

Visits 931
24.06.2020

Russia is plundering Crimean Massandra Winery for Putin’s oligarch cronies

Russia is planning to ‘privatize’ the renowned Massandra Winery in occupied Crimea, with the essentially priceless Ukrainian wine cellars and vineyards likely to be sold for a pittance to one of the Russian oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin | detail

Visits 1660
23.06.2020

Russian court refuses to consider proof that Crimean Tatar rights activist and 5 other political prisoners should be acquitted

Russia’s appeal hearing against the 76 years passed down against six Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners has received important attention from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the European Union | detail

Visits 1112
23.06.2020

Pro-Kremlin ‘Ukrainian’ propaganda media created in occupied Crimea as smoke screen for court at the Hague

The new ‘media’ are in the Ukrainian language, but strictly pro-Moscow in content, and seem an obvious, though primitive, attempt to fool the UN’s International Court of Justice | detail

Visits 1178
19.06.2020

Russia flouts its own law to avoid releasing gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner

Dzhemil Gafarov is held in conditions that place his life in danger, and since the Russian occupation regime cannot admit to that, they are ignoring all formal requests for information | detail

Visits 862
18.06.2020

No money for medics in occupied Crimea & Russia, while 15 billion spent to rubberstamp Putin’s life presidency

Even a new norm in the criminal code and draconian punishments are not enough to conceal the dire situation, especially for those on the frontline in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, | detail

Visits 1184
17.06.2020

Russia caught lying to OSCE about ‘persecution’ of Russian-speakers in Ukraine

Russia really should avoid citing authoritative Ukrainian public opinion pollsters when lying about the language situation in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1815
16.06.2020

Outbreak of Covid-19 in Russian prison holding Ukrainian prisoners of conscience

All Russian SIZOs are notoriously filthy, unsanitary and overcrowded, meaning that the three men are without any protection against the potentially deadly virus | detail

Visits 1225
15.06.2020

Crimean Tatar arrested for refusing to give false testimony against political prisoners

Russia has brought criminal charges against a Crimean Tatar who not only refused to give false testimony against political prisoner Enver Seytosmanov, but also lodged a formal complaint over the measures used by the FSB to force him to tell lies | detail

Visits 1082
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