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15.05.2012

Case over death of Ihor Indylo sent for further investigation

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has ordered further investigation in the criminal prosecution of two police officers charged of involvement in the death of Ihor Indylo in the Shevchenkivsky Police Station in Kyiv in May 2010. It has thus allowed the application from Ihor’s parents and the lawyer representing them | detail

Visits 1671
12.05.2012

Brief lesson in the law for the Prosecutor General

Oleksandr Bukalov from Donetsk Memorial, an organization particularly active in upholding prisoners’ rights has responded to the Prosecutor General’s recent public statement about the bruises on imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko | detail

Visits 1418
24.04.2012

Evangelical Baptists accuse Sumy police of torture

Fellow members of the congregation held a picket with a sign reading “They torture people here” after two members of the Church of Evangelical Baptists were allegedly subjected to blows, abuse and threats by officers of the Zarichny Police Station. | detail

Visits 1361
09.04.2012

Three former police officers sentenced over death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky

In March 2011 32-year-old Yevhen Zvenigorodsky was taken out of a Kharkiv police station and left to die on a city square | detail

Visits 989
29.03.2012

New forensic analysis ordered in Strogan case

The court has ordered that a new forensic assessment be carried out after experts were not provided with the domestic knife purportedly used in the alleged “attempted murder”, and any medical document indicating the level of injuries | detail

Visits 1102
23.03.2012

Examination of appeal over Indylo case verdicts deferred

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has posponed until 12 April the next hearing into the appeal against the verdicts handed down over the death of student Ihor Indylo in a police station | detail

Visits 1400
23.03.2012

A positive step at last on Yakiv Strogan’s allegations of torture

The High Specialised Court on Civil and Criminal Cases has revoked the court rulings upholding the Prosecutor’s decision not to initiate a criminal investigation over Yakiv Strogan’s allegations of torture | detail

Visits 1024
23.03.2012

Trial begins of police officers over death of Laslo Kolomparov

39-year-old Laslo Kolomparov died during the night of 15 January 2011after upposedly jumped out of a window of the Loziv Police Station. He had a closed head and skull injury, concussion, numerous rib fractures, an injury to the chest cage, a broken shoulder and burst liver and bladder. | detail

Visits 1054
14.03.2012

Council of Europe concerned about ill-treatment by the police and detention conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has expressed concern over the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1181
14.03.2012

Strogan case: second forensic test led to release

The second assessment found only light bodily injuries which had not caused lasting damage to health and could not examine the alleged weapon since this was not presented | detail

Visits 1020
13.03.2012

Yakiv Strogan released from custody; impunity intact

It is excellent that Yakiv Strogan has finally been released from custody, albeit on a signed undertaking not to leave, and can now be with his family. It remains as deeply disturbing as ever that the law enforcement bodies and court persist in refusing to investigate serious allegations of torture against police officers | detail

Visits 2107
13.03.2012

Around 1 million people held in places of confinement

The fact that many places of confinement are not designated as such creates fertile ground for abuse. There are places which anyone can end up in, but not everybody can leave, yet which require neither a court order nor the involvement of anyone defending the person in question. | detail

Visits 837
07.03.2012

Parliament advised to revise draft Criminal Procedure Code

The Commission on the Strengthening of Democracy and Affirmation of the Rule of Law believes that the draft Criminal Procedure Code, passed at its first reading in the Verkhovna Rada on 9 February, needs significant reworking | detail

Visits 1538
07.03.2012

AI: Parliament must strengthen safeguards against torture in new CPC

Amnesty International welcomes the progress that has been made in Ukraine towards the adoption of a new Criminal Procedural Code, but calls on parliament to ensure that the new draft code includes stronger safeguards against torture and other ill-treatment | detail

Visits 1693
21.02.2012

Dmytro Kupriyan: Photographer of Victims of Torture

Dmytro Kupriyan has been travelling around Ukraine photographing victims of torture. He has been able to show his work at two exhibitions in Kyiv, but in fact would like the exhibition to be shown in each law faculty in the country | detail

Visits 923
17.02.2012

European Court awards compensation for police torture in Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights on 16 February found that the treatment which Vyacheslav Savin was subjected to by police officers from the Dzherzhynsky District Police Station in Kharkiv constituted torture | detail

Visits 1391
17.02.2012

Strasbourg reiterates…

The European Court of Human Rights has yet again found Ukraine’s examination of complaints of torture unsatisfactory | detail

Visits 1304
13.02.2012

Without torture cases don’t get to the court

"Investigators try to obtain confessions from suspects even where they have irrefutable evidence of the crime, proving guilt…. It’s the Soviet school. Only after getting a confession do they send the case to the court" | detail

Visits 1708
10.02.2012

Ivan Romanov v. Ukraine’s police, prosecutor and court

Inna Sukhorukova recounts another story of police impunity, involving a young man not only accused of a crime he didn’t commit, serious procedural irregularities and a court trial despite the defendant being recognized as mentally unfit to stand trial. | detail

Visits 1565
10.02.2012

25-year-old dies following police interrogation

On 8 February in the Budyonovsk District Police Station in Donetsk a young man died after being “invited to the station” to give testimony in a criminal investigation regarding a robbery. | detail

Visits 1726
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