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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 1523
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 1182
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 1248
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 1552
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 1157
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 1205
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 1357
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 1160
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 2321
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 940
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 1728
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 1936
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 1049
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 1598
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 1446
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 1861
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 1722
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 1903
08.02.2012

Yakiv Strogan trial clearly being dragged out

Yakiv Strogan has now been held in custody for almost 14 months in a case creating a number of highly dangerous precedents, and with clear signs of being aimed at warning people against speaking out against police torture | detail

Visits 2071
07.02.2012

Supreme Court overturns verdict against Ivan Nechiporuk

Despite the European Court of Human Rights’ findings, the Supreme Court still refused to release Ivan Nechiporuk from custody or to revoke the verdict against Alexander Motsny who was convicted of committing the crime together with Nechiporuk | detail

Visits 1334
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