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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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27.01.2020

Experts confirm Russian enforcement officers killed 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

Independent experts have concluded that 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka, a world-renowned veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, died as the result of excessive violence by Russian enforcement officers who arrested her | detail

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27.01.2020

Key suspect in savage murder of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk detained in Bulgaria

It seems likely that the arrest of Oleksiy Moskalenko (Levin) is linked with a mass operation in Kherson oblast on 20 January and the laying of new charges against another suspect, Ihor Pavlovsky. | detail

Visits 2294
14.01.2020

Suspected killer of Maidan activist and journalist released from custody

Vadim Melnyk, who is accused of organizing the savage killing of Cherkasy journalist and Maidan activist Vasyl Serhiyenko has been released under house arrest, despite well-founded opposition from the prosecutor | detail

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02.01.2020

Ukraine’s leaders further jeopardize suspected Maidan killers’ trial as Russia uses freed suspects for propaganda

In releasing five suspect Maidan killers in the 29 December 2019, Ukraine’s leaders also gave Russia potent ammunition for its propaganda war against Ukraine | detail

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29.12.2019

Suspected Maidan Berkut killers freed on eve of Donbas hostage exchange

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has released from custody three former Berkut officers charged with the mass murder of 48 Maidan activists, and freed from house arrest two other defendants, almost certainly for their inclusion in the exchange of prisoners on 29 December | detail

Visits 3759
27.12.2019

Presumed innocent until a police briefing in Ukraine. Doubts mount over Sheremet arrests

Two weeks after the arrests of prominent figures on suspicion of journalist Pavel Sheremet’s murder, concern remains unabated over the flagrant violation of the suspects’ right to the presumption of innocence and over very many unanswered questions | detail

Visits 2141
24.12.2019

Release of suspected Maidan killers in prisoner exchange will help Russia destabilize Ukraine

The families of slain Maidan activists, as well as lawyers representing all Maidan victims, have issued an urgent appeal to President Zelensky following reports that five men on trial for the killing of 39 activists have been included on the list of prisoners to be exchanged with the Russian-controlled Donbas militants. | detail

Visits 2978
13.12.2019

Vital questions remain unanswered after Donbas volunteers arrested for murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet

While the police assert that they have solved the murder of renowned journalist Pavel Sheremet, his colleagues from Ukrainska Pravda have set out fundamental questions that remain unanswered. Others have positively asserted that this is an attack on defenders of Ukraine | detail

Visits 1789
07.12.2019

Ukrainian activist and volunteer dies after apparent hate crime attack

Artem Myroshnychenko from the frontline city of Bakhmut has died of injuries sustained during an attack which many believe should be viewed as a hate crime, linked with the activist’s pro-Ukrainian position and the fact that he always spoke Ukrainian | detail

Visits 5002
26.11.2019

Only empty promises as a huge majority of Ukrainians demand convictions for the savage murder of Katya Handziuk

On the eve of the first anniversary of Katya Handziuk’s death on 4 November, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General spoke of new progress in the investigation into the savage acid attack that caused Handziuk’s death. 25 days later, there is no sign of progress, rather the opposite | detail

Visits 1890
18.10.2019

High-level sabotage of trial over savage killing of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk

Ihor Pavlovsky, a key suspect in the commissioned killing of Kateryna (Katya) Handziuk has for the fourth time failed to appear at his own trial.  His claim of illness is unbacked by any medical documentation, and refuted by the number of times he has allegedly been seen at public events in Odesa, yet the prosecutor on 15 October made no effort to verify the grounds for his absence. | detail

Visits 1853
08.10.2019

Donbas residents beg Zelensky not to withdraw Ukrainian forces while Russia claims it’s not their war

The desperate plea that the Ukrainian Army does not abandon them coincides with claims from Russia that it is not a party to the conflict and cannot guarantee the withdrawal of the Russian and Russian-controlled, armed and financed militants | detail

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