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

Epidemic of torture and cruel treatment during inquiry and investigation

Application of torture becomes more and more frequent in Ukraine. Fortunately, the power stopped to dissemble this terrible disgrace and tries to fight with it. | detail

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The state must investigate the facts of applying torture

The European Court of human rights took the decisions on two cases against Turkey connected with torture and cruel treatment of the incarcerated. The state was accused of the violation of the European Convention. | detail

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Incident in Yaremcha

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Who will protect us from… militia?

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Goncharov’s relatives will demand to punish the guilty of his death

The mother of Igor Goncharov, reckons that the investigating officers are guilty of the death of her son. The advocates are now compiling the necessary documents and are resolved to turn to the European Court. | detail

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Militiamen were condemned for violence

On 21 July the Sadgirskiy local court condemned three former officers of the Chernivtsy town militia precinct, who last year mutilated a young dweller of Chernivtsy. | detail

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Torture is a crime against humanity

The parents complained to the European Court of human rights against the inhumane upkeep conditions and unjust verdict. Ukraine was obliged to pay the compensation | detail

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Torture made a young man to bite through his veins

A young man was detained and illegally kept in custody. Beatings and other torture made him to bite through his veins | detail

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Torture against terrorism?

J. Schonbom, the Minister of Interior of the German lands Brandenburg, turned to citizens with the proposition to express their opinion on the adequate measures that may be applied by law-enforcing organs for fighting terrorism. | detail

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Jump from the fourth floor.

A detained jumped out from the window of the fourth floor of the district precinct during his meeting with an advocate. He could not bear torture any longer. | detail

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The Council of Europe published the reports on the periodic visits of the European Committee of preventing torture and cruel treatment in 1998, 1999 and 2001.

On 9 October the Council of Europe published in Strasbourg three reports on the periodic visits of the European Committee of preventing torture and cruel treatment in 1998, 1999 and 2001. These reports communicate that Ukrainian penitentiaries are overcrowded, beggarly and are dangerous concerning catching TB. | detail

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Let everyone get what he deserves

The system of punishing administratively or criminally those law-enforcers, who brutally violate the laws, applying torture and degrading treatment is quite inadequate. The author shows in figures what a negligible proportion of claims and complaints result in a real punishment of the guilty. | detail

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Who is afraid of the truth about beating in precincts?

The former minister of interior bragged: "I have now a very tough team, they will do everything I will order“. He is right: militia chiefs train their subordinates as bloodhounds. | detail

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The number of complaints against militia has not diminished

The text confirms the heading describing some concrete cases of the illegal actions of law-enforcers. | detail

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Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee: Ukraine.

The text of the document is presented. | detail

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Ukraine got a bad mark in the UNO Human Rights Committee

Brief author’s remarks on the conclusions of the UNO Human Rights Committee on the fifth periodical report of Ukraine. | detail

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Conclusions and Recommendations of the UNO Committee against Torture : Ukraine.

The text of the document is presented. | detail

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