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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Odesa activist who survived three murder attempts could face prosecution “for defending himself”

One of several high-profile criminal investigations that could be in danger after the new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova removed top prosecutor Viktor Trepak is that of three attacks on Odesa activist Serhiy Sternenko | detail

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Chief prosecutor in Handziuk murder investigation removed just as progress reached

Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has removed Viktor Trepak, the only head of the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk under whom real progress was made | detail

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An end to high-level protection for the killers of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk?

Ukrainian prosecutors tried twice to capture Oleksiy Levin, a key suspect in the savage murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, after the first attempt was thwarted by a mole within the enforcement agencies who tipped Levin off. | detail

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Key suspect in abduction and brutal killing of Maidan activist Yuri Verbytsky arrested

Serhiy Myslyvy is believed to have been one of the government-paid thugs [‘titushki’] behind the abduction of Yuri Verbytsky and well-known journalist, Ihor Lutsenko from a Kyiv hospital on 21 January 2014 | detail

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Interpol cancels search for key Odesa 2 May 2014 suspect who was helped to flee justice

Volodymyr Bodelan remains on Ukraine’s wanted list, however the case against him appears to have been suspended, after being sabotaged from the outset | detail

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