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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
14.01.2020

Suspected killer of Maidan activist and journalist released from custody

Vadim Melnyk, who is accused of organizing the savage killing of Cherkasy journalist and Maidan activist Vasyl Serhiyenko has been released under house arrest, despite well-founded opposition from the prosecutor | detail

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02.01.2020

Ukraine’s leaders further jeopardize suspected Maidan killers’ trial as Russia uses freed suspects for propaganda

In releasing five suspect Maidan killers in the 29 December 2019, Ukraine’s leaders also gave Russia potent ammunition for its propaganda war against Ukraine | detail

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29.12.2019

Suspected Maidan Berkut killers freed on eve of Donbas hostage exchange

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has released from custody three former Berkut officers charged with the mass murder of 48 Maidan activists, and freed from house arrest two other defendants, almost certainly for their inclusion in the exchange of prisoners on 29 December | detail

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27.12.2019

Presumed innocent until a police briefing in Ukraine. Doubts mount over Sheremet arrests

Two weeks after the arrests of prominent figures on suspicion of journalist Pavel Sheremet’s murder, concern remains unabated over the flagrant violation of the suspects’ right to the presumption of innocence and over very many unanswered questions | detail

Visits 1065
24.12.2019

Release of suspected Maidan killers in prisoner exchange will help Russia destabilize Ukraine

The families of slain Maidan activists, as well as lawyers representing all Maidan victims, have issued an urgent appeal to President Zelensky following reports that five men on trial for the killing of 39 activists have been included on the list of prisoners to be exchanged with the Russian-controlled Donbas militants. | detail

Visits 1721
13.12.2019

Vital questions remain unanswered after Donbas volunteers arrested for murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet

While the police assert that they have solved the murder of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues from Ukrainska Pravda have set out fundamental questions that remain unanswered. Others have positively asserted that this is an attack on defenders of Ukraine | detail

Visits 1087
07.12.2019

Ukrainian activist and volunteer dies after apparent hate crime attack

Artem Myroshnychenko from the frontline city of Bakhmut has died of injuries sustained during an attack which many believe should be viewed as a hate crime, linked with the activist’s pro-Ukrainian position and the fact that he always spoke Ukrainian | detail

Visits 3372
26.11.2019

Only empty promises as a huge majority of Ukrainians demand convictions for the savage murder of Katya Handziuk

On the eve of the first anniversary of Katya Handziuk’s death on 4 November, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General spoke of new progress in the investigation into the savage acid attack that caused Handziuk’s death. 25 days later, there is no sign of progress, rather the opposite | detail

Visits 1192
18.10.2019

High-level sabotage of trial over savage killing of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk

Ihor Pavlovsky, a key suspect in the commissioned killing of Kateryna (Katya) Handziuk has for the fourth time failed to appear at his own trial.  His claim of illness is unbacked by any medical documentation, and refuted by the number of times he has allegedly been seen at public events in Odesa, yet the prosecutor on 15 October made no effort to verify the grounds for his absence. | detail

Visits 1241
08.10.2019

Donbas residents beg Zelensky not to withdraw Ukrainian forces while Russia claims it’s not their war

The desperate plea that the Ukrainian Army does not abandon them coincides with claims from Russia that it is not a party to the conflict and cannot guarantee the withdrawal of the Russian and Russian-controlled, armed and financed militants | detail

Visits 3023
07.10.2019

Ukrainian prisoner with cancer savagely beaten after ECHR defended her right to medical treatment

Anna Solopova, a young woman suffering from a serious oncological illness has been beaten and deprived of life-saving medical treatment after she successfully upheld her right to such care at the European Court of Human Rights | detail

Visits 1530
16.09.2019

Why is another killing of a journalist in Ukraine going unanswered?

Over five years after the abduction and murder of Cherkasy journalist and Maidan activist Vasyl Serhiyenko, the suspected perpetrators are being released from detention one by one, and no charges have been brought over the commissioning of the killing | detail

Visits 1082
11.09.2019

Russian soldier & two paramilitaries charged with savage murder of Hero of Ukraine Reshat Ametov

The Ukrainian Prosecutor for Crimea has identified three men believed to have been behind the abduction of Reshat Ametov as he stood in silent protest at Russia’s invasion of Crimea on 3 March 2014, and his savage murder.   | detail

Visits 1144
27.08.2019

Chilling death threats against Ukrainian human rights activist

Roman Likhachov, a lawyer and head of the Chuhuiv Human Rights Group, has received a menacing ‘warning’, in the form of a coffin, funeral wreath and an axe wedged into the door of the Group’s office and his home | detail

Visits 1216
13.08.2019

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General accused of crushing only effective Maidan crimes investigative body

Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko has closed part of the Special Investigations Department responsible for the only progress made to date on prosecutions for crimes against Maidan activists | detail

Visits 886
09.08.2019

Edem Bekirov’s life is in danger, yet Russia continues torturing him

The only result of the cruel court farce in Simferopol on 8 August was that 58-year-old Edem Bekirov was held for 11 hours without food or water, despite the obvious danger to life that this caused a person with diabetes and a serious heart condition. | detail

Visits 1098
02.08.2019

Crimean Tatar political prisoner prefers imminent death from hunger strike to the slow torture Russia proposes

The hunger strike and rejection of all medication which Edem Bekirov is planning will certainly kill him, but that death, he believes, will be less painful than Russia’s new plans for the imprisoned Crimean Tatar activist who has only one leg and a number of potentially life-threatening illnesses | detail

Visits 2083
26.07.2019

Shock as criminal investigation against key suspect in Katya Handziuk murder suspended

Friends and family of Katya Handziuk, the Kherson activist killed in a savage acid attack, are concerned that the two men suspected of commissioning the crime, may not ever end up on trial | detail

Visits 1996
23.07.2019

Gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner in acute pain and unable to stand

58-year-old amputee Edem Bekirov, who is already suffering from illnesses that should preclude detention, is in acute pain from a pinched spinal nerve and cannot move | detail

Visits 1198
08.07.2019

Help stop Russia from killing Crimean Tatar political prisoner Edem Bekirov!

Lawyers representing imprisoned Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov have approached the European Court of Human Rights, requesting that it force Russia to comply with its order and hospitalize Bekirov. In the meantime, a Russian doctor has launched a petition demanding what Russian law itself demands, that the authorities stop putting the 58-year-old amputee’s life in danger | detail

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