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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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