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

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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 772
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

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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

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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 1359
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 403
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 1021
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

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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 1568
08.04.2020

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

Visits 1782
30.03.2020

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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26.03.2020

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

Visits 1350
13.03.2020

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

Visits 1204
12.03.2020

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

Visits 981
03.03.2020

Reshat Ametov, tortured to death for wanting his children to grow up free in Ukraine

Six years ago, Reshat Ametov, a 39-year-old Crimean Tatar father of three, was abducted from outside the Crimean parliament where he was standing in silent protest at Russia’s invasion. His savagely tortured body was found two weeks later | detail

Visits 4408
17.02.2020

Russia protects officers who killed 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran activist Vedzhie Kashka

A ‘court’ in Russian-occupied Crimea has refused to consider compelling evidence that enforcement officers caused the death of 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka through the force they applied when arresting the world-renowned veteran Crimean Tatar activist. | detail

Visits 3447
12.02.2020

Justice for slain Ukrainian lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska in doubt, her sister’s killer secretly freed

Dmytro Rossoshansky has been freed early “on amnesty” despite being sentenced without the right of amnesty for killing the sister of savagely murdered lawyer and human rights activist, Iryna Nozdrovska | detail

Visits 2171
05.02.2020

Russia lies to conceal critical condition of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Dzhemil Gafarov

58-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov suffers form several life-threatening medical conditions which should preclude his imprisonment, yet Russia is refusing to release him and simply lying about his condition | detail

Visits 1493
03.02.2020

Sheremet Murder: Lack of sufficient evidence admitted after suspects all but declared guilty

Less than two months after a high-profile press briefing at which it was claimed that the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet had been ‘solved’, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka has acknowledged that they do not have the evidence to send the case to court | detail

Visits 1501
28.01.2020

Crimean Tatar political prisoner’s life on the line, with Russia denying medical care

Server Zekiryaev has a tumour which may be malignant, yet his Russian captors are refusing to even get him a proper medical examination | detail

Visits 1142
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