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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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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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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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

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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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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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Police terminate murder investigation over abducted student Yury Popravko

19-year-old Yury Popravko’s body was found with horrific injuries in a river near Slovyansk, almost certainly after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants who had seized control of the city | detail

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Journalist and civic activist abducted and killed in Kyiv

Volodymyr Martsyshevsky was abducted on June 11 from the Maidan Press Centre in Kyiv by men in camouflage. He was found, savagely beaten, that evening and died later of his injuries | detail

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Luhansk civic activist dies after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

Alexander Reshetnyak, a Luhansk EuroMaidan activist has died in intensive care after being tortured by militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. He had been shot in the back as well as sustaining many other life-threatening injuries | detail

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Slovyansk’s “mayor” threatens to kill, not take prisoners

It is not clear whether any of these pro-Russian militants whom the Kremlin and Russian television channels treat as representing the voice of the people of Donbas understand what they are seeking to achieve. Their language and behaviour is, however, becoming ever more aggressive | detail

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Couple shot dead at pro-Russian militant checkpoint

OstroV reports that during the early hours of May 9 Kremlin-backed militants opened fire on two cars which tried to drive through their checkpoint | detail

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Media report the shooting dead of a priest at a militant checkpoint

OstroV has reported that an Orthodox priest, Father Pavlo Zhuchenko was shot dead at a pro-Russian militant checkpoint in Konstantinovka [Donetsk oblast] | detail

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Abducted pro-Ukrainian activist murdered

The body has been found of Valery Salo, head of the Prosvita Society in Krasny Lyman (Donetsk oblast), apparently a day after he was abducted by so-called Donetsk People’s Republic militants | detail

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What Russian TV won’t show about the events in Odessa

Russian TV viewers hear only about the fire in the Trade Union House which they are told was set alight by “radicals”. It was radicals, according to this narrative, who shot at defenceless people | detail

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UHHRU condemns police role in Odessa tragedy

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union has issued a statement in which it stresses that the mass street disturbances were not a spontaneous clash between different youth groups but a planned attack on a peaceful procession of soccer fans carried out by pro-Russian separatists armed with sticks, bats, shock pistols and firearms.” | detail

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Luhansk lawyer shot by pro-Russian activists

Ihor Chudovsky, head of the Luhansk-based law firm Chudovsky and Partners is reported to have been seriously injured by the pro-Russian activists who on Tuesday stormed the Luhansk regional administration | detail

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Murdered in Slovyansk

The identity of the second person whose body was found with signs of torture in a Slovyansk river has been confirmed. Yury Popravko was 19 and a student of the Sociology and Law Faculty of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute | detail

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Police silent about unmarked graves at Brovary

The Search Initiative Group searching for traces of people missing since the EuroMaidan protests have had no response from the police regarding unmarked graves found in Brovary (near Kyiv). | detail

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Abducted journalist found murdered

The body has been found with clear signs of torture of activist and journalist Vasyl Serhiyenko who was abducted from outside his home on April 4 | detail

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Twelve detained on suspicion of involvement in the gunning down of Maidan protesters (updated)

The acting Prosecutor General says the orders to gun down protesters on Institutska St on Feb 20 came from the president’s administration. | detail

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