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05.01.2012

Conditional sentence over death in police custody of Ihor Indylo

Neither the court nor the Prosecutor established what had led to the serious injury which caused Ihor’s death. Prykhodko was convicted only of unwarrantedly detaining the young student and dragging him by force into the cell | detail

Visits 1553
30.12.2011

Dmytro Karpenko and another lawyer detained in Kirovohrad

Dmytro Karpenko whose case has led to an Amnesty International Urgent Action was detained on Thursday just before the court hearing due to consider his appeal against a criminal investigation over allegedly “resisting police officers” in August | detail

Visits 1608
26.12.2011

Court amnesties one of the officers charged over the death of Ihor Indylo

The Desnyansky District Court which is for the second time examining the case brought over the death in police custody of young student Ihor Indylo, has amnestied one of the two officers who were facing charges | detail

Visits 1429
21.12.2011

Pomilyaiko torture case: Victim’s relatives summoned for questioning

Relatives of Svitlana Pomilyaiko who has been trying since 2008 to have her allegations of torture by police properly investigated received the summons on the day of the interrogation and were warned they could be brought in by force | detail

Visits 1060
19.12.2011

First Amnesty International letter-writing marathon with a Ukrainian prisoner

Yakiv Strogan was arrested on charges of attempted murder four months after the incident in question. During those months he had very publicly, including in parliament, accused police officers of abduction, torture and attempted extortion. | detail

Visits 1563
15.12.2011

Now the Prosecutor flouts UN Human Rights Committee’s conclusion on Shchetka Case

The Prosecutor assures the Human Rights Ombudsperson that at each stage everything was done fully in accordance with the law, etc etc and states that the conclusions reached by the UN Human Rights Committee have not been corroborated | detail

Visits 781
07.12.2011

Stanislav Lutsenko finally released!

A long overdue move given the European Court of Human Rights Judgement in his case from the end of December 2008 | detail

Visits 749
02.12.2011

Number of applications to Strasbourg over torture on the increase

Valeria Lutkovska, Government Representative on European Court of Human Rights matters speaks about the Judgement in the Case of Nechiporuk and Yonkalo v. Ukraine and the urgent need for an adequate means of reacting to cases of police torture | detail

Visits 1386
23.11.2011

Public assessment of police violence

If earlier it was criminals who were most likely to be subjected to unlawful violence by the police, now the list of victims has broadened to include suspects, witnesses, relatives, Denis Kobzin, Director of the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research and co-author of a recent public survey, comments | detail

Visits 958
19.11.2011

Ukrainian Court sees no need to consider international obligations over the case of Viktor Shchetka

On 3 November 2011 the High Specialized Court of Ukraine issued its decision on an application to have the case of Viktor Shchetka reviewed following a damning judgement from the Human Rights Committee | detail

Visits 825
18.11.2011

Pomilyaiko torture case hits another hurdle

It has been learned that a month ago the Prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze District in Kharkiv once again terminated the criminal investigation into allegations of police torture from Svitlana Pomilyaiko | detail

Visits 1219
16.11.2011

Trial begins over another death in police custody

Three police officers are on trial following the death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky, left to die on a city square after an hour (at least) in a neighbouring police station. One of the accused is charged under Article 121 (torture) | detail

Visits 1217
15.11.2011

Let’s help the Police know their duties

Information about the public monitoring of conditions and human rights observance in police stations and some highly telling video footag | detail

Visits 1209
08.11.2011

Police under Public Scrutiny

From 7 to 21 November 2011 around 50 Ukrainian NGOs will be taking part in a nationwide campaign entitled “The Police under Control” during which civic activists will carry out human rights monitoring of the police | detail

Visits 1152
07.11.2011

Human rights workers outraged over MIA Public Council scam

Not one representative of a human rights organization is on the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Public Council attached to the MIA which is supposed to monitor human rights adherence by the police and in places of confinement | detail

Visits 1197
02.11.2011

Key witness in trial over Ihor Indylo’s death in police custody clearly frightened

Sashko Khomenko “doesn’t remember” most things and is clearly scared. Ihor Indylo’s parents both had conversations with the young man who had known Ihor most of his life, and say that he told them the truth about who caused Ihor’s death | detail

Visits 1530
29.10.2011

How the anbulance doctor left Ihor Indylo to die

More conflicting evidence in the examination into the death of Ihor Indylo, the young student who died of injuries he received in a Kyiv police cell in the earlier hours of what should have been his twentieth birthday | detail

Visits 1620
27.10.2011

Police continue to deny any wrongdoing in death of Ihor Indylo

At the court hearing on Wednesday, the former Head of the Shevchenkivsky Police Station insisted that there had been nothing improper in Ihor’s detention, that he had been treated properly and that he simply died after “falling”. | detail

Visits 1493
26.10.2011

Torment continues for Ihor Indylo’s Parents

Despite promises to Ihor Indylo’s mother that the whole truth would be uncovered about how her son died in police custody only hours after entering in perfectly good health, the Prosecutor is continuing to push a police version which seems at odds with the video footage we can all view | detail

Visits 1366
24.10.2011

Scene of the Crime: Police Stations

There are plans to reinstate public human councils dissolved by the present MIA management. Experts from the Association of Ukrainian Monitors of Human Rights Observance by the Police are convinced that public monitoring of police activities is vital in protecting citizens from police lawlessness. | detail

Visits 1361
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