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01.07.2016

Ukraine’s MPs block last chance of justice for tortured Ukrainian prisoners

Long prison sentences based solely on ‘confessions’ tortured out of people. Prosecutors who demand long sentences and judges who oblige despite all evidence pointing to the defendant’s innocence. If this sounds familiar, it should, but not only because of Russia’s treatment of its Ukrainian hostages over the last two years. | detail

Visits 3228
22.06.2016

Kremlin-backed militants refuse to release hostages of Putin’s Minsk II deceit

Any talk about easing sanctions against Russia for partial compliance must seem particularly insulting to the wives of two Ukrainian military officers - Oleksandr Korinkov and Serhiy Glondar - taken prisoner during the siege of Debaltseve in February 2015, four days after a supposed ceasefire agreed by Vladimir Putin in Minsk | detail

Visits 2226
03.06.2016

Kremlin-backed militants to put maimed and tortured hostage on ‘trial’

Instead of releasing Vladimir Zhemchugov, the so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ has charged him with ’sabotage’ and put him in prison, which, in his state, could kill him. This is the latest example of a disturbing trend where the Kremlin-backed militants claim that all its hostages are ‘criminals’. | detail

Visits 3670
27.05.2016

Outrage as the Security Service shames Ukraine by blocking torture monitors

The news that UN anti-torture monitors had been forced to suspend a visit to Ukraine due to obstruction from Ukraine’s SBU [Security Service] has elicited outrage and consternation. The feeble excuses issued only compound the suspicion that the SBU has a lot to hide. | detail

Visits 2967
26.05.2016

UN torture prevention body suspends Ukraine visit citing obstruction

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU. | detail

Visits 1405
20.05.2016

Tortured Ukrainian ‘Sentenced’ by Kremlin-backed militants to 30 years

A Ukrainian volunteer fighter from Makiyivka who is on Ukraine’s list for exchange has been ‘sentenced’ to 30 years in the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR]. The Kremlin-backed militants have ‘convicted’ Yevhen Chudnetsov of “an attempt to violently seize power on the republic’s territory”. | detail

Visits 4468
13.04.2016

Torture & Mock Executions for Praying for Ukraine

Pastor Oleksandr Khomchenko from Donetsk was tortured by Kremlin-backed militants who staged three fake executions by firing squad. He was probably not killed because of the likely publicity, but saw other prisoners being killed and a pit with bodies | detail

Visits 3776
02.03.2016

Crimean Maidan activist’s insane conviction upheld, sentence reduced

Oleksandr Kostenko, a recognized political prisoner, is in prison in Russia where his lawyer says that he is still being deprived of badly needed medical care, including for his arm broken during torture by FSB officers | detail

Visits 1832
28.02.2016

A brief description of KHPG strategic litigations for 2015

A brief description of 264 cases of the KHPG Strategic Litigations Center is given | detail

Visits 1906
23.02.2016

Poklonskaya goes after brother of Crimean political prisoner Oleksandr Kostenko

Yevhen Kostenko is facing criminal charges for allegedly ‘insulting’ the judge involved in the surreal trial in Russian-occupied Crimea of his brother on charges over which Russia has no jurisdiction. | detail

Visits 2174
17.02.2016

Russian militant videoed beating Donbas resident to death

Pro-Russian militants, aggrieved at bloody killings allegedly ordered by militant leader Alexander Zakharchenko, have posted a harrowing video of a Ukrainian being savagely tortured by a Russian mercenary | detail

Visits 8433
17.02.2016

Kharkiv woman awarded huge damages for police torture

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Ukraine to pay Svitlana Pomilyayko 20 thousand EUR in damages after accepting that she had been subjected to torture while in police custody, and that the authorities had failed to properly investigate her complaints. | detail

Visits 1039
09.02.2016

Kremlin-backed Donbas militants threaten to execute Ukrainian prisoners

A spokesperson for the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’[‘DNR’] has claimed that the militants are not holding any civilians nor anybody illegally. All those in custody, Darya Morozova asserts, are ‘under investigation’, and could be sentenced to death. | detail

Visits 4633
14.12.2015

Torture and Legal Thuggery against Maidan Activist

In the trial and imprisonment in Russia of Maidan activist Oleksandr Kostenko, Russia has tried a person for an alleged offence it couldn’t prove, and over which it had no jurisdiction, while ignoring clear evidence that he had been tortured | detail

Visits 2322
01.12.2015

Russian military & mercenaries directly implicated in torture of Ukrainian prisoners

A study has found that over 87% of Ukrainian soldiers and 50% of civilians taken prisoner by Kremlin-backedmilitants in Donbas have been subjected to torture or ill-treatment. In over 40% of the cases, key roles were played by mercenaries from the Russian Federation or people who identified themselves as Russian military personnel | detail

Visits 8156
27.11.2015

Kremlin-backed militants flaunt video with tortured disabled ‘saboteur’

The so-called ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [‘LNR’] has released a video on which a man ‘confesses’ to having carried out sabotage and intelligence activities for Ukraine’s military. Despite being severely disabled, with both arms amputated, he has clearly been badly beaten and finds it difficult to even speak | detail

Visits 2846
13.11.2015

Crimean Maidan activist tortured into denying he was tortured

Oleksandr Kostenko, Ukrainian Maidan activist and Russian-held political prisoner was not only tortured into ‘confessing’ to legally absurd charges, but also into stating that he had been beaten up before being detained and went to the investigators to ‘confess’, rather than to the hospital with his broken arm and serious bruising | detail

Visits 2215
23.10.2015

KHPG lawyers uphold rights of HIV-positive prisoners in Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights has issued four chamber judgements against Ukraine over the right to proper medical care of HIV-positive prisoners. with three of the applicants represented by lawyers from the Kharkiv Human Rights Group’s Strategic Litigations Fund | detail

Visits 1317
21.10.2015

Russian Neo-Nazi Sadist trains future Donbas militant fighters

A suspiciously well-funded Russian organization is holding camps and training fighters in the Moscow region, with their instructors including Alexei Milchakov, a neo-Nazi sadist who moved from decapitating puppies and persecuting down-and-outs in Russia to torturing Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas & his neo-Nazi fellow fighter | detail

Visits 7475
25.09.2015

“Those who survived the hell”

It is the ground that “never again” over 8,000 killed and over 18,000 wounded per one year in actual conflict that is real war “never again” of Boeing 777 with the flight MH 370 will be captured. Unpunished evil creates new evil. | detail

Visits 1260
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