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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 1765
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 964
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 1445
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 1345
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 1753
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 1614
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 1779
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 1919
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 1198
06.02.2012

Further investigation as a factor encouraging unlawful violence

Denis Kobzin and Andriy Chernousov from the Kharkiv Institute for Social Research write that the courts are not preventing the use of confessions obtained by unlawful methods. While there are many reasons, they say that the main cause is the degree of dependence of judges. | detail

Visits 1137
17.01.2012

2011 Black Calendar of Deaths in Police Custody

The Association of Ukrainian Human Rights Monitors on Law Enforcement has compiled a harrowing report on death in police custody during 2011. Of the 35 deaths, 7 people hanged themselves, and 5 jumped from windows | detail

Visits 1568
13.01.2012

Ihor Indylo’s parents appeal rulings over son’s death

Oleksandr Zarutsky, lawyer representing the parents of Ihor Indylo, the student who died on the eve of his twentieth birthday in police custody has lodged three appeals | detail

Visits 1699
12.01.2012

Trial of police officers over death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky continues

Forensic tests found that Mr Zvenigorodsky had died from a stomach injury, and that he had been beaten no later than 5 hours before his death, this meaning while in police custody | detail

Visits 1559
09.01.2012

Betrayal

We are left with shame before Ihor Indylo and his parents.Shame and fear, since each case of impunity for police who kill and torture can result in new outrages. | detail

Visits 2027
09.01.2012

Ukraine must launch fresh investigation into student death in custody

The Ukrainian authorities must launch a fresh investigation into the death in custody of a student, Amnesty International said after two police officers suspected of responsibility for his death walked free following a court hearing in Kyiv | detail

Visits 1862
06.01.2012

Protests against impunity for Ihor Indylo’s killers

In Kyiv and Zhytomyr protests took place on Thursday evening over the announcement of a verdict in the case of the one police officer left facing charges over the death in police custody of young student Ihor Indylo | detail

Visits 1588
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 1696
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 1744
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 1557
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 1153
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