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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
27.11.2020

Total impunity for Ukrainian politician suspected of involvement in killing of journalist Serhiyenko

On 25 November, Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Court revoked a ruling against former MP Hennady Bobov over his failure to list an incredible 124 million UAH worth of his own and his wife’s assets | detail

Visits 217
11.11.2020

Police summons for Briton who criticized Sheremet murder case as Avakov’s ‘public show’

Three weeks after Glen Grant wrote a highly critical open letter to Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, the British military man received a formal summons for questioning | detail

Visits 840
22.10.2020

Main suspect in Odesa 2 May 2014 tragedy given high-ranking post in Russian-occupied Crimea

Having spent six years claiming that the tragic fire in Odesa on 2 May 2014 was a ‘massacre’, and that Kyiv is protecting the perpetrators, Russia has not only shielded Volodymyr Bodelan, a main suspect, but has given him a top position in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1555
12.10.2020

The Endless waiting that Russia has inflicted on families of Ukrainian soldiers missing or imprisoned in Donbas

Yadviha Lozynska has been waiting for her only son, Andriy, to return home since August 2014 when he disappeared while in action near Ilovaisk. | detail

Visits 1577
02.10.2020

Key suspect testifies that Kherson regional head commissioned savage killing of Katya Handziuk

A key suspect in the killing of Kateryna Handziuk has identified Vladyslav Manher, Head of the Kherson Regional Council, as having commissioned the fatal acid attack on the young woman | detail

Visits 782
25.08.2020

20 years after Gongadze murder, the killers of another Ukrainian journalist are being protected

The widow of murdered Ukrainian journalist and civic activist Vasyl Serhiyenko has addressed an impassioned appeal to President Volodymyr Zelensky, asking him to take the case under his personal control | detail

Visits 1058
24.07.2020

Dangerous arson attack on prominent Ukrainian anti-corruption activist

Vitaly Shabunin, Head of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC) and fellow anti-corruption activists are convinced that the fire which gutted his home during the early hours of 23 July was set deliberately | detail

Visits 958
23.07.2020

Russia has no problem with the torture and killing of a 16-year-old Ukrainian schoolboy

It is six years today since Stepan Chubenko, who was just 16 and still at school, was seized, and then tortured and killed, by Russian-controlled militants in Donetsk | detail

Visits 7137
21.07.2020

Judge faces criminal charges over obstruction of Ukrainian journalist’s murder trial

The latest court hearing in the drawn-out trial of men suspected of killing Cherkasy Maidan activist and journalist Vasyl Serhiyenko took an unexpected turn on 16 July when the judge in the case was herself formally informed by prosecutors that she is facing criminal charges | detail

Visits 1058
06.07.2020

Ukraine taken to European Court over Sheremet murder trial by press conference

Andriy Antonenko asserts that his right to a fair trial has been gravely violated, among other things by the public pronouncements made at a press briefing attended by the President, Prosecutor General, Interior Minister and Head of Police | detail

Visits 3475
22.06.2020

Kherson regional head remanded in custody over murder of civic activist Katya Handziuk

Vladislav Manher, head of the Kherson Regional Council, has been remanded in custody without bail on charges linked with the fatal attack on Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk | detail

Visits 1964
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 1389
17.06.2020

Ex-Kremlin hostage Sentsov calls out Zelensky over flagrant violations in Sheremet case

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has addressed a hard-hitting letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over the high-profile arrests of three military volunteers on charges linked with the murder in 2016 of journalist Pavel Sheremet | detail

Visits 1899
12.06.2020

Odesa activist and target of three savage attacks charged with murdering his armed assailant

Ukraine’s Security Service has charged Serhiy Sternenko, with murder and illegal possession of a weapon two years after a third murderous attack on the Odesa activist resulted in the death of one of the two commissioned assailants | detail

Visits 1460
28.05.2020

Russia protects and gives lucrative employment to torturer and killer of Ukrainian schoolboy

Vadim Pogodin, the former Donbas fighter who ordered and took part in the torture and killing of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko in July 2014, is once again working for Moscow, although this time it’s in occupied Crimea, and without killings | detail

Visits 4085
24.05.2020

Ervin Ibragimov and the abductions Russia brought to occupied Crimea

It is four years since Ervin Ibragimov, a member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars was abducted from near his home in Bakhchysarai by men in road patrol uniforms | detail

Visits 2838
08.05.2020

The protection of civilians in the conflict zone should be parties’ absolute priority

Matilda Bogner, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has appealed to all parties to make the protection of civilians a priority following a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties | detail

Visits 653
05.05.2020

Another savage journalist murder in Ukraine unsolved

A year has passed since the fatal attack on Vadim Komarov, with no progress made in finding the killer of a Cherkasy journalist known for hard-hitting investigative reports about local corruption, embezzlement of public funding, organized crime, etc | detail

Visits 1382
01.05.2020

Russia’s most toxic ‘Odesa Massacre’ lie and the help Ukraine is giving it

Six years have passed since the tragic disturbances and fire in Odesa on 2 May 2014 that Russia immediately tried to turn into an ‘Odesa Massacre’ | detail

Visits 3653
28.04.2020

Handziuk murder: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General sabotages case against high-ranking suspect

Fears that the new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova was jeopardizing the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk appear to have been justified | detail

Visits 2120
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