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02.09.2015

If the Crimean occupiers can’t get you, they’ll go for your elderly mother

(Updated) The authorities in Russian-occupied Crimea are unable to subject Stanislav Krasnov, commander of the Krym Volunteer Battalion, to the same politically-motivated trial and sentence as his friend and fellow Maidan activist Oleksandr Kostenko. In his absence, they are subjecting his elderly mother to searches and interrogations | detail

Visits 3664
14.07.2015

Sloviansk torture, killings, execution orders, yet still no proper investigation

A year has passed since the Kremlin-backed militants who had seized control of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and the surrounding area fled, leaving behind their hostages, at least one mass grave, ‘death warrants’ and execution lists. Ukraine’s authorities are no longer able to cite lack of access yet are still failing to fully investigate what were undoubtedly grave human rights crimes | detail

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25.05.2015

Ukraine: Overwhelming new evidence of prisoners being tortured and killed amid conflict

Overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners, serve as a stark reminder of the brutal practices being committed on a near-daily basis in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Amnesty International says in a new report | detail

Visits 2062
12.01.2015

Torture as usual at Kyiv police station?

Bitter déjà vu as the police of a Kyiv police station are accused of beating up an underage activist, keeping him in custody for what they claim was an attempt to destroy a Roshen chocolates kiosk, and long denying him access to a lawyer | detail

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26.09.2014

Lawlessness in eastern Ukraine

People are living in fear in the areas of eastern Ukraine under pro-Russian separatist control. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm amid reports of widespread physical abuse and arbitrary punishment. | detail

Visits 2115
15.09.2014

Tortured by Kremlin-backed militants

Assertions that the men whose bodies have been brought to a Zaporizhya morgue suffered horrific torture are corroborated not only by the harrowing photos, but by tales of soldiers or civilians held captive by militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic.. | detail

Visits 13195
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

Visits 3089
21.03.2014

Crimean hostages put in an electric chair, beaten, shot at

Most of the hostages released on March 20 were subjected to torture while held in captivity by members of the so-called "Crimean security service" | detail

Visits 4985
04.02.2014

Strasbourg gives priority consideration to EuroMaidan protester’s application

Igor Sirenko asserts that he was beaten up by special police units during a violent dispersal of protesters and then unlawfully detained on 30 November 2013 | detail

Visits 2086
23.01.2014

Berkut undress and beat activist in freezing temperatures

A video posted on YouTube shows Berkut riot police and other officers in black Interior Forces uniform undressing and humilating a man detained on Hrushevsky St. Caught on video, the police have "apologised" | detail

Visits 5057
15.11.2013

They’re males and there are two of them - that’s them!

Two young students are facing 4 and 7 year prison sentences for a supposed robbery with violence based solely on a highly questionable identification | detail

Visits 1358
11.11.2013

Kharkiv prison torture victim awarded damages in Strasbourg

Ukraine has been ordered to pay former prisoner Sergey Savenko 7 thousand EUR over torture and ill-treatment at the Temnivka no. 100 Prison (Kharkiv Region). Human Rights workers do not expect those guilty of the latest proven violations to face punishment | detail

Visits 1603
01.11.2013

Ukraine loses another case over police torture

In the case of Tarasov v. Ukraine, the European Court of Human Rights has once again found Ukraine in violation of the Convention over torture and ill-treatment by the police, failure to provide legal representatiion and others | detail

Visits 1369
25.10.2013

Damning Verdict on Ukrainian Justice

Despite clear indications that the judges were aware of the gravely flawed nature of the trial over the Zaporizhya church bomb blast, the appeal court has upheld the convictions. In a move of unprecedented cynicism, both courts have selectively “excluded” inconvenient confessions. | detail

Visits 2752
23.10.2013

Glimmer of hope in the flawed Zaporizhya Church Bomb trial

Vital questions are being asked by the judges of the Zaporizhya Court of Appeal and the abject failure by the prosecutor to answer them noted | detail

Visits 2541
17.10.2013

Checking Commitment to European Values?

Acceptance that three young men are “doomed” and that nothing can be done to prevent 14 and 15 year prison sentences because of an order issued by Viktor Yanukovych back in July 2010 will indicate that it is not only politicians who have a problem with selective justice. | detail

Visits 2189
30.09.2013

Too Many Questions in Zaporizhya Church Bomb Case

A gravely flawed trial is taking place now and the stakes for three young men, their families, and for Ukrainian justice could not be higher. Standing by and simply watching is surely another form of selective justice, and must not be an option. | detail

Visits 2279
30.09.2013

How many victims are there of police violence?

Analysis of whether the new Criminal Procedure Code has led to a reduction in the use of torture and ill-treatment by the police | detail

Visits 2038
26.09.2013

Prisoner forced to “donate” ECHR awarded compensation to prison?

Shocking allegations that a prisoner awarded large compensation by the Court in Strasbourg is being blackmailed and coerced into handing the money over to the prison administration | detail

Visits 2307
24.09.2013

A Trial with Grave Consequences

To the Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. Jan Tombiński regarding the direct threat to the development of rule of law in Ukraine of a criminal case widely seen as being dependent on promises issued publicly to President Yanukovych | detail

Visits 3101
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