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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
16.04.2019

Effective torture of Crimean Tatar & other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian detention

Human excrement dripping from leaking sewage pipes, cells in which political prisoners are held with men suffering from tuberculosis or AIDS, and solitary confinement for lying down after being refused treatment for acute pain | detail

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11.04.2019

Convictions demanded in Russia’s most cynical and tragic attack on elderly Crimean Tatars

The ‘prosecution’ in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded suspended sentences for four respected members of the Crimean Tatar community after a farcical ‘trial’ that would have been comical had the FSB not already caused one death, and effectively tortured two of the ‘defendants’ | detail

Visits 464
14.02.2019

Assessment of the activity of the National Police of Ukraine by polling public opinion (summary of the national report)

The research was conducted by the Kharkiv Institute for Social Researches under a joint project with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group “Fight against torture, ill-treatment and impunity in Ukraine” with the support of the European Union. | detail

Visits 359
14.12.2018

10 Ukrainians imprisoned for murders committed by serial killer

Sergei Tkach may have raped and killed over 100 young girls over 25 years, escaping capture because at least ten other men had been tortured into ‘confessing’ to individual crimes. Other Ukrainians are serving life sentences for other people’s crimes, with Ukraine’s legislators in no hurry to do anything about it. | detail

Visits 862
15.11.2018

US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list

Andriy Sushko, a Ukrainian turncoat now working for the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea has been added to the United States’ sanctions list for his role in the abduction and savage torture of Rinat Paralamov in September 2017 | detail

Visits 1078
14.11.2018

Crimean Tatar human rights activist sentenced to 4 years after complaining of torture by Russian FSB

Yunus Masharipov, a 54-year-old Crimean Tatar activist from Yalta, alleged soon after his arrest that multiple versions of a ‘confession’ had been tortured out of him after he admitted to having reported human rights violations in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 821
16.09.2018

Lawyer prevented from seeing Ukrainian political prisoner Balukh after reports he was beaten

The report that Volodymyr Balukh is in severe pain after being beaten in prison has not been confirmed or refuted, but only because both his lawyer and Archbishop Kliment, his civic defender, were prevented from visiting him on 15 September. | detail

Visits 1549
23.08.2018

Ukrainian abducted for FSB attempt to discredit Crimean Tatar Mejlis jailed for two years

Oleksandr Steshenko was sentenced on charges that are once again unrelated to his televised ‘confession which was an overt attempt to discredit the leaders of the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people and given after Steshenko had been abducted and held incommunicado for a month.  | detail

Visits 796
26.07.2018

Russia tackled at the UN over torture in occupied Crimea

Russia’s presentation of its 6th Periodic Report to the UN Committee against Torture is taking place this year with the enforced involvement of Ukrainian human rights NGOs, who have presented a devastating ‘alternative report’ on Russia’s use of torture in occupied Crimea. | detail

Visits 1621
13.07.2018

Defiant cries of ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ as Russia sentences Panov to 8 years for exposing ‘Crimean saboteur’ scam

Yevhen Panov has been sentenced to eight years in Russian-occupied Crimea on ‘sabotage’ charges for which there is not a scrap of evidence.  The sentence was met with cries of “Glory to Ukraine” from Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian activists who had come to show support, an act of no small courage under Russian occupation | detail

Visits 1788
11.07.2018

FSB torture Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev’s family driver

Akhtem Mustafaev has fled to mainland Ukraine a week after his ‘interrogation’ and alleged torture by the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea.  The FSB’s interest is almost  certainly linked solely with Mustafaev’s connection to veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, and only strengthens the suspicion that a recently announced criminal prosecution is an attempt to discredit the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people and respected Crimean Tatar leaders..  | detail

Visits 2098
10.07.2018

10-year sentence demanded in FSB’s fantasy ‘Ukrainian Crimea sabotage’ plot

The de facto prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded that Yevhen Panov be sentenced to ten and a half years’ imprisonment despite the lack of any evidence that there ever was a Crimean saboteur plot which he is supposed to have organized | detail

Visits 1290
09.07.2018

Criminal charges against Crimean Tatar who refused to be silent about savage FSB torture

The de facto military prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has refused to initiate criminal proceedings against the FSB officers who abducted and tortured 31-year-old Crimean Tatar Rinat Paralamov.  Two criminal investigations have, however, been launched against the victim who refused to remain silent about the FSB’s treatment of him | detail

Visits 1495
07.06.2018

Ukraine’s new Human Rights Ombudsman is placing fight against torture in jeopardy

A vital mechanism for preventing torture and ill-treatment in Ukrainian places of confinement is in danger, with human rights organizations placing the blame with the new, controversially elected, Human Rights Ombudsman Ludmila Denisova | detail

Visits 920
06.06.2018

Ukrainian political prisoner faces huge sentence for not ‘confessing’ to Russian FSB ‘Crimea sabotage’ plot

Russia’s FSB are most brutal with those political prisoners who refuse, even under torture and threats, to ‘confess’ to non-existent crimes. This was seen with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Yevhen Panov has been threatened with the same 20-year sentence | detail

Visits 1238
04.06.2018

Crimean Tatar beaten so he couldn’t stand in court & jailed for alleged comments about Russians

Ismail Ramazanov remains imprisoned five months after he brutally beaten up by FSB and other enforcement officers in Russian-occupied Crimea who demanded he ‘confess’ to non-existent crimes | detail

Visits 1703
24.05.2018

Crimean Tatar National Congress delegate seized and beaten on anniversary of Ervin Ibragimov’s abduction

Asan Egiz, delegate of the Qurultay  [National Congress] of the Crimean Tatar people, was abducted on 23 May by men in police uniform.  This was a chillingly brazen repeat of the abduction and disappearance exactly two years ago of another prominent Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov with the only difference being that Asan Egiz was, thankfully, found, beaten, but alive. | detail

Visits 1516
16.05.2018

Russian military ‘overseers’ believed to issue the orders to torture hostages in Donbas

Two Ukrainian human rights groups have compiled an important report documenting crimes committed by militants of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR], as well as evidence of the deployment of Russian military personnel in Donbas during 2014 and 2015 | detail

Visits 6617
03.05.2018

How to Eradicate Sovietism in Ukrainian Prisons

(Amendments to the Internal Prison and Pre-Trial Detention Centers Rules in the Light of International Standards) – This publications is Introduction to the book. | detail

Visits 785
24.04.2018

No more than 3% of police torture cases in Ukraine reach the courts

Two and a half thousand Ukrainians who sought help from medical institutions in 2017 reported that their injuries had been caused by police officers.  While the number of such cases is on the rise, the number of criminal proceedings initiated by the prosecutor’s office has decreased | detail

Visits 1116
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