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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 8905
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 3242
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 2626
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 1547
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 9278
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 1417
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 4028
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 4336
19.06.2015

Vital Crimean Tatar Channel ATR renews broadcasting from Kyiv

Two and a half months after ATR. the unique Crimean Tatar TV channel, and most Crimean Tatar media were silenced in Russian-occupied Crimea, ATR and children’s channel Lale have begun broadcasting from Kyiv. The response from the occupation authorities has been predictably hostile | detail

Visits 2893
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 2326
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 3168
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 2320
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 13860
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 3458
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 5324
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 2281
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 5458
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 1608
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 1811
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 1573
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