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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 1580
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 4863
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 4042
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 2015
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 2416
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 2399
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 9179
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 1246
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 4923
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 2595
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 8602
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 3078
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 2418
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 1442
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 8044
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 1328
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 3842
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

Visits 3939
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 2190
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

Visits 2970
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