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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
21.06.2019

Ukrainian investigative journalist Vadim Komarov dies after brutal attack. Killers remain unidentified

Vadim Komarov has died of injuries sustained in a savage attack on the morning of 4 May, after never regaining consciousness. There is nothing to suggest that the police have made any progress in finding those who carried out the attack or, as seems likely, those who ordered it | detail

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19.06.2019

Russia refuses to comply with ECHR order to hospitalize Ukrainian political prisoner

The Russian FSB is now trying to claim that the European Court of Human Rights directive ordering Russia to immediately hospitalize Edem Bekirov may be a ‘fake’ as its excuse for flouting it and continuing to place the 58-year-old Crimean Tatar’s life in danger | detail

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11.06.2019

“Will they arrest children next?” Gravely ill political prisoner speaks out for other victims; Amnesty International for him

Despite his own life-threatening medical condition, 58-year-old Edem Bekirov’s message to the Russian-controlled court in Crimea on 6 June was about the regime’s mounting repression that had just intensified against women activists | detail

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09.06.2019

Ukrainian Court Sentences Five Men In Activist’s Death Following Acid Attack

A court in Ukraine’s eastern Dnipropetrovsk region has sentenced five men to prison terms in the high-profile case surrounding the death of anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk | detail

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28.05.2019

Russia offers dangerously ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner his life for a ‘confession’

Edem Bekirov has been promised house arrest in return for ‘confessing’ to a crime he could not possibly have committed.  Since the 58-year-old political prisoner’s life is being placed in real danger by his ongoing imprisonment, the FSB are using his physical state and the intolerable conditions in detention as bargaining tools .   | detail

Visits 930
24.05.2019

The state-sponsored abductions that Russia brought to Crimea. Where is Ervin Ibragimov?

The de facto authorities’ total failure to investigate even the most brazen abductions can only strengthen suspicion that they know exactly who was behind them | detail

Visits 918
16.05.2019

Russian Twitter ‘false flag’ operation to blame Ukraine for MH17 broke all records

Within the first two days of the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 on 17July 2014, Russian Internet trolls, financed by a billionaire with links to Putin had posted at least 65 thousand tweets trying to blame Ukraine for the disaster | detail

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06.05.2019

Ukrainian investigative journalist in critical condition after savage attack

Vadim Komarov, an investigative journalist from Cherkasy, is in a coma after an attack early on 4 May which the police are treating as attempted murder | detail

Visits 1604
02.05.2019

Russia’s most toxic lies about a fictitious ‘Odesa Massacre’ and the responsibility Ukraine bears

It is five years since riots and a tragic fire in Odesa that Russia has used for a toxic propaganda narrative about a fictitious ‘massacre’. It is a narrative that Russia has spent a lot of money fostering, but one that the Ukrainian authorities have failed to properly counter | detail

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20.04.2019

Court in Crimea confirms Russia had no reason to arrest – and kill - 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

A Russian-controlled court in Crimea has passed long suspended sentences on four Crimean Tatars in their fifties and sixties despite an earlier court ruling having confirmed that there were never any grounds for their arrest, imprisonment and ‘trial’ at all | detail

Visits 986
20.03.2019

Lviv teenagers on trial for fatal attack on Roma settlement

The trial has begun in Lviv of 10 young men, all but one of whom are underage, over a horrific attack on a Roma settlement on the outskirts of Lviv in which 23-year-old David Pop was stabbed to death, and four others, including his wife and a 10-year-old child, injured | detail

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19.03.2019

Russian occupiers are doing everything to kill imprisoned Crimean Tatar amputee

As if it were not enough to effectively abduct and imprison Edem Bekirov on charges which his disability and serious illnesses make simply preposterous, Russia is now placing the 58-year-old Crimean Tatar’s life in danger through inappropriate medication and 24-hour incarceration in appalling conditions | detail

Visits 851
03.03.2019

Reshat Ametov, and the torture and killings with impunity that Russia brought to Crimea

It is five years since 39-year-old Reshat Ametov was abducted while standing in silent protest against Russia’s invasion of his homeland and tortured to death. His was not the only abduction by the armed paramilitaries whom Russia let leash on Crimea, with none having ever been properly investigated | detail

Visits 1098
20.02.2019

Ukraine to answer to ECHR for five years’ sabotage of Maidan investigations

Five years after the bloodiest days of Euromaidan, the families of the slain [Nebesna Sotnya] are planning to seek justice at the European Court of Human Rights | detail

Visits 998
12.02.2019

Top Kherson official suspected of ordering fatal attack on civic activist Katya Handziuk

There may be compelling evidence against Vladislav Manher, however Lutsenko’s public statements on 11 February raise concerns, not least because of the different political affiliations of three high-ranking politicians whose names have recently been mentioned in connection with the savage attack on Katya Handziuk | detail

Visits 714
30.01.2019

Mother of brutally murdered Ukrainian rights lawyer condemns “fabricated” investigation

The mother of slain rights activist and lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska has publicly accused a Ukrainian MP of being behind the murder of her daughter.  The allegations are very serious, and need to be checked, but they have yet again highlighted doubts that this horrific murder really has been solved | detail

Visits 998
25.01.2019

Four Crimean Tatar political prisoners released under house arrest

Bitter questions must, however, remain as none of the men should even have been imprisoned in the first place, and not only because of the absurd charges | detail

Visits 678
22.01.2019

Belated ‘progress’ or more sabotage in hunt for killers of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk?

The suspected organizer of the savage killing in Kherson of Ukrainian civic activist Kateryna (Katya) Handziuk has been placed on the wanted list many months after baffling delay enabled him to flee the country | detail

Visits 987
16.01.2019

Russia caused one death to try to discredit Crimean Tatars and is now risking new fatalities

Russia began its most sordid persecution of Crimean Tatars by causing the death of 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka and now appears intent on breaking its record of deaths  | detail

Visits 1034
16.01.2019

Ukrainian court releases suspected Khmelnytsky Maidan killer fuelling allegations of sabotage

Almost five years after 72-year-old pensioner and Maidan activist Lyudmila Sheremet was gunned down outside the Security Service building in Khmelnytsky, the suspected killer has been released from house arrest after less than two weeks | detail

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