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11.10.2018

Crimean Tatar political prisoner released under house arrest after likely stroke

65-year-old Asan Chapukh has finally been released from the notorious Simferopol SIZO [remand prison] although only under house arrest, with symptoms that independent doctors believe indicate a stroke | detail

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08.10.2018

Key evidence against Maidan killers in danger of being destroyed

The Kyiv authorities have done nothing to enable vital investigative experiments to be carried out in order to establish exactly where the shots that killed Maidan activists were fired form and within a month it could be too late as major construction work is planned. | detail

Visits 1106
28.09.2018

55 unsolved attacks on Ukrainian civic activists. Prosecutor General says it’s their fault

Protests under the banner ‘Silence kills’ have been taking place in many Ukrainian cities over the mounting number of attacks on civic activists and journalists.  The protests began on 27 September just hours after Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said that civic activists bear part of the blame | detail

Visits 1009
24.09.2018

Shooting of Odesa civic activist prompts warnings of danger to Ukraine’s national security

This is reportedly the fourteenth attack since the summer of 2017 on Odesa activists and journalists known both for their pro-Ukrainian position, and for their opposition to corruption by local officials | detail

Visits 1106
06.09.2018

Russia refuses medical care to hunger striking Ukrainian political prisoner despite clear danger to life

Volodymyr Balukh is suffering severe pain in the liver area, and after almost six months on total or nearly total hunger strike is evidently in need of urgent medical care | detail

Visits 1256
29.08.2018

Police suspected of protecting culprits behind the attempted murder of civic activist Kateryna Handziuk

The initial suspect of this horrific crime has been released, and five other men remanded in custody or put under house arrest. | detail

Visits 601
23.08.2018

Remember Ukrainians jailed by Russia, tortured & murdered for Ukraine’s National Flag

On Ukrainian National Flag Day Volodymyr Balukh remains imprisoned in occupied Crimea for that flag and in danger after almost 160 days on total or near-total hunger strike. We remember also Volodymyr Rybak who was horrifically tortured to death in 2014 for defending the flag and Ukraine against Russian-led fighters | detail

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16.08.2018

One death, four political prisoners in Russia’s war against the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Russia’s National Guard, involved, in the ‘special operation’ that caused the death of Vedzhie Kashka, 83-year-old veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, has refused to release any information, citing ‘the fight against terrorism’. The pretext is nonsensical, and, combined with the disappearance of all video footage of the attempted detention, can only strengthen the suspicion that she died because of excessive and disproportionate use of force by the officers carrying out the arrest. | detail

Visits 1454
14.08.2018

Investigation sabotaged into savage acid attack on civic activist who exposed police corruption

New and very disturbing details have emerged regarding the police investigation into the savage acid attack on Kateryna Handziuk, an adviser to the Mayor of Kherson and a civic activist known for her hard-hitting criticism of the police | detail

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10.08.2018

Police suspected of involvement in horrific acid attack on Ukrainian civic activist Kateryna Handziuk

Handziuk, a well-known civic activist and assistant to the Mayor of Kherson, remains in the Kyiv hospital to which she was airlifted a day after sulphuric acid was hurled at her on July 31, leaving her with second and third degree burns over 30% of her upper body | detail

Visits 2519
01.08.2018

Savage attack on Kherson civic activist known for scathing criticism of police corruption

Civic activist Kateryna Handziuk is in hospital after being sprayed with acid on 31 July by a young man who was lying in wait for her near her home.  Doctors report that she has burns to 30% of her face, head and upper part of the body.  This is the latest of several attacks on civic activists over recent months.  In most, if not all, cases, the culprits have not been found. | detail

Visits 1433
23.07.2018

In Memory: Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko, whose Donbas militant torturer & killer Russia is protecting

It is exactly four years since 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko was seized by Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk, savagely tortured and killed.  Three years later, Russia went through a shameful pretence of detaining Donbas militant commander Vadim Pogodin. who ordered Stepan’s torture and fired the last fatal shot, and then released him | detail

Visits 3692
26.06.2018

Tragedy On Sunshine Street

Iryna Nozdrovska, Svitlana, and a Ukrainian family’s fight for justice. | detail

Visits 445
25.06.2018

Fatal attack on Roma Camp in Lviv leaves young man dead, a child and others injured

A 24-year-old was stabbed to death on Saturday night, in the latest savage attack on Roma settlements in Ukraine this year.  Four other people were injured, including a woman and a 10-year-old boy.  This is the first death, but there have been five attacks over recent months, with the authorities’ failure to react swiftly and adequately on the previous occasions unfortunately making such a tragedy seem inevitable. | detail

Visits 3392
23.06.2018

Dangerously weak Ukrainian political prisoner Balukh steps up life-threatening hunger strike in occupied Crimea

Volodymyr Balukh announced in ’court’ on 23 June that he will now be refusing absolutely all food in protest at his ongoing persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea.  47-year-old Balukh, who is looking gaunt and frail, has long complained of chest pains and there are very serious grounds for fearing for his life | detail

Visits 2356
14.06.2018

Thug leader finally jailed for his role in the savage killing of Maidan journalist

Yuri Krysin has received a five-year prison sentence for his role in the fatal attack on Vesti journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan. The Kyiv Court of Appeal on 13 June overturned the original four-year suspended sentence that had elicited outrage both in Ukraine and abroad. .  | detail

Visits 1002
11.06.2018

Enforced disappearances in Ukraine and disappearances during the war conflict in the east in 2014-2018

On 17 June 2015 Ukraine joined the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, but over the past three years nothing has been done to implement the Convention in domestic law and its application practices. The absence of adequate legal qualifications of enforced disappearance in national law does not allow for the proper application of the provisions of the above-mentioned Convention. | detail

Visits 668
11.06.2018

Investigation demanded into suspicious death of young Ukrainian anti-corruption activist

Human rights activists have joined local residents of the township of Eskhar (Kharkiv oblast) in demanding a proper investigation into the death of 23-year-old activist Mykola Bychkho.  Those who knew him do not believe the police conclusion that Mykola committed suicide, and suspect that his death is linked with the active role he played in fighting corruption and pollution of the local reservoir. | detail

Visits 863
31.05.2018

If Ukraine foiled a plan to kill Russian Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko, why the indignation?

The news on 30 May that Arkady Babchenko had not been killed was greeted with incredulous joy and then a wide range of reactions, some apparently lacking in any logic | detail

Visits 2588
31.05.2018

Judge who let ringleader of Maidan journalist’s savage murder go free resigns to avoid dismissal

Oleh Linnyk, the judge who passed a suspended sentence on Yuri Krysin for his direct role in the savage beating and murder of journalist Vyacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan, has ceased to be a judge of the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv, after resigning ahead of a High Council of Justice session where a call for his dismissal was scheduled to be heard. | detail

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