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06.11.2014

Children killed in ongoing breach of ceasefire

On Wednesday two teenagers were killed, and four others injured, by shelling on a sports filed at School No. 3 in Donetsk. | detail

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05.11.2014

Russia’s New Odessa File

Six months after the tragic events on May 2 in Odessa which claimed 48 lives, Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated another of its memorable ‘criminal cases in which Right Sector and other ‘fascists’ are the villains and Russians or Russian-speakers their victims | detail

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05.11.2014

Manufacturing international outrage over an Odessa Massacre that never was

New details from the investigation into the tragic disturbances and fire in Odessa on May 3, and the repeated efforts by Russia to foist its narrative about a deliberate ‘massacre’ | detail

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02.11.2014

Armed conflict in the East of Ukraine under the scope of compliance with human rights

As pointed out in the UN High commissioner’s report, more than 5 million inhabitants of the regions directly affected by the conflict cannot enjoy their basic rights. During these six months they have been deprived of their basic right to education, health care, housing and opportunity to earn a living | detail

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06.10.2014

Missing Crimean Tatar Edem Asanov found dead

25-year-old Crimean Tatar, Edem Asanov, has been found dead in an abandoned sanatorium in Yevpatoria, a week after he disappeared on Sept 29. Edem Asanov was one of four young Crimean Tatars to have been abducted or disappear over the last 10 days | detail

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17.09.2014

Remembering Georgy Gongadze and other slain journalists

In Kyiv on September 16 journalists, civic activists and others attended the now traditional gathering remembering slain journalist Georgy Gongadze and other journalists in Ukraine who died while carrying out their work. | detail

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08.09.2014

Prominent Jewish community member murdered by Kremlin-backed militants

On Aug 30 Georgy (Eliayagu) Zylberbord was murdered in Donetsk by pro-Russian militants. He and a security guard had tried to stop the terrorists from plundering the cottage suburb on the outskirts of Donetsk where he lived. The Kremlin-backed militants murdered both men. | detail

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22.08.2014

Families of murdered hostages demand proper investigation

The relatives of Volodymyr Rybak, Yury Popravko and Yury Diakovsky, who died of horrific injuries after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants are critical of police inaction | detail

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21.08.2014

Yury Verbytsky murder investigation concluded

The police have established the identity, although seemingly not the whereabouts, of two men whom they suspect of carrying out the abduction and torture of two EuroMaidan activists Ihor Lutsenko and Yury Verbytsky and murder of the latter | detail

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19.08.2014

Kremlin-backed militants introduce ‘death penalty’ and ‘military tribunals’

The self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic has introduced its own ‘criminal code’, based on that of the Russian Federation. It includes the death penalty for particularly grave crimes as "the highest degree of social protection" | detail

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04.08.2014

Kremlin-backed militants block all roads except to Russia

Militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic are preventing people from fleeing the fighting into Ukraine, leaving only the road towards the Russian border open, They are also deliberately causing huge queues in order to create the impression that people are fleeing in their masses to Russia | detail

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04.08.2014

Senior Kremlin-backed militant confirms executions in Slovyansk

Igor Druz, a senior aide to head of the militants’ military offensive, Igor Girkin [Strelkov] asserted that a number of people had been killed “to prevent chaos” Among the known victims are the two sons of the pastor of a local evangelical church and two deacons of the church and a 19-year-old student | detail

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01.08.2014

Honcharenko murder: Questions unanswered – and unasked

Two years ago Dnipropetrovsk environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko was murdered just days after publicly warning of a “chemical time bomb” with potentially horrific consequences for the region and beyond. Although he was almost certainly killed because of his work in revealing environmental dangers, there was terrifying little media coverage | detail

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30.07.2014

Crimean puppet regime seeks to amnesty thugs and abductors

Crimea’s puppet government is seeking to remove any liability for the actions of the so-called ‘self-defence’ or paramilitary militia units in beating up and abducting people, or committing other violations, during the first month after Russia effectively invaded and annexed the Crimea..” | detail

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29.07.2014

Ongoing harassment of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars & others in Crimea

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has pointed to ongoing concerns, the imprisonment of Oleg Sentsov and three other activists; the banning of Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemiliev from their homeland; religious harassment; and much more, with none of its previous recommendations implemented | detail

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29.07.2014

UN: Reign of Fear and Terror inflicted by armed groups

The latest report by the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights documents how armed groups in eastern Ukraine “continue to abduct, detain, torture and execute people kept as hostages in order to intimidate and “to exercise their power over the population in raw and brutal ways.” | detail

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18.07.2014

Russian LifeNews inadvertently told the truth about downed Malaysian airline

Since Russian pro-Kremlin media are already suggesting that Ukraine brought down the Malaysian airliner, the following is a reminder of the first, damning, reports which came from the Kremlin-backed militants and Russian TV LifeNews | detail

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14.07.2014

Ihor Indylo could not have died from a fall

Four years after Indylo, a young student died in a Kyiv police station, a second forensic medical examination has confirmed that the fatal head injury he received could not have come, as claimed from a fall. | detail

Visits 2326
10.07.2014

Human Rights Monitors express concern about Krasny Liman

A monitoring group has found no evidence for allegations that the Ukrainian National Guard shot wounded militants in Krasny Liman, but has found disturbing evidence indicating the need for a thorough investigation as to whether a hospital may have been the deliberate target of mortar fire | detail

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24.06.2014

Brothers tortured for their role in dismantling a militant checkpoint

Only one of the Khovkhotva brothers abducted by Kremlin-backed militants in reprisal for the Shabelkivka residents’ dismantling of a militant checkpoint has been released. The militants in Donbas region also killed one person and wounded another after shooting at their car on Monday | detail

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