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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 2218
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 13525
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 3289
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 5139
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 2187
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 5271
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 1501
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 1722
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 1466
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 2944
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 2738
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 2327
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 2386
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 2100
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 2511
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 3319
06.09.2013

CPT Report highlights need for further action to combat ill-treatment of sentenced prisoners

In its report published on 5 September the CPT raises doubts as to the effectiveness of the investigation into Yulia Tymoshenko’s allegations of force used against her | detail

Visits 1544
29.08.2013

Zaporizhya Church Bomb Trial Appeal begins

The court could not understand why the three forensic psychologists, two of whom found that the defendants had been placed under serious pressure while the last called by the judge found only “inclination to crime” had not been summoned to explain the divergence of views | detail

Visits 1498
26.08.2013

Watch this Case!

Ths case involves no politicians, no celebrities, but is widely known. It is generally assumed that all three young men are innocent but that no Ukrainian court will acquit them. Attendance in court on 28 August by Human Rights Ombudsperson Valeria Lutkovska, representatives of foreign embassies in Ukraine and EU structures, Amnesty International and the media would give a vital signal. | detail

Visits 2539
02.08.2013

Appeal court upholds controversial verdict in Pavlichenko case

The father and son were sentenced to life and 13 years imprisonment respectively accused of killing a judge. The sentences led to a mass campaign in their defence by fellow football fans. Concern over the case is felt by others as well | detail

Visits 1624
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