Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

61-year-old Crimean activist jailed for his pro-Ukraine views to go on trial in Russia

The trial is shortly to begin in Russia of 61-year-old Ukrainian Oleh Prykhodko on charges almost certainly linked with his pro-Ukrainian views and unconcealed opposition to Russian occupation | detail

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5 years of torment for mother of Ukrainian POW seized by Russian-controlled Luhansk militants

Roman Onishchuk was taken prisoner by militants of the Russian proxy ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ in June 2015, and there has been virtually no information about him since | detail

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Luhansk militants sentence Ukrainian to 12 years for “state treason”

The self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ has sentenced Anton Hryhorov, an employee of the Luhansk University, to 12 years for what they call ‘state treason’ | detail

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Russia’s oldest Ukrainian hostage gets 12-year sentence for “making Ukraine his priority”

72-year-old Volodymyr Morgunov is probably Russia’s oldest Ukrainian political prisoner, with his horrifically long 12-year sentence seemingly linked with his handing information to Ukraine that Russia has no good reason to keep secret | detail

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Luhansk hostage likely crippled after torture in Russian proxy Donbas “republic”

Ukrainian hostage Roman Sahaidak is in acute pain and may suffer irreparable damage to the spine after the beatings he received by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ | detail

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Russia arrests 55-year-old Crimean Tatar as “fighter of a Ukrainian battalion”

Russia has seized another Ukrainian political prisoner in occupied Crimea, bringing to at least five the number of new hostages since the only major exchange of prisoners to date, in September 2019 | detail

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Russia’s first Ukrainian political prisoner was supposed to die

Maidan activist Mykola Shyptur probably became Russia’s first Ukrainian political prisoner by mistake, although not for any good reason | detail

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Russia-controlled Luhansk militants seize mother of eight and force out “confession”

The self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ has seized another woman hostage and is claiming that she was ‘spying’ for Ukraine’s Security Service | detail

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Ukrainian political prisoner faces death threats in Russia for being from Ukraine and Muslim

Ukrainian political prisoner Hennady Lymeshko is receiving threats to his life from prison officials in Russia, and his wife reports that these are both because of Lymeshko’s Ukrainian nationality, and because he converted to Islam in 2018 | detail

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14-year sentences because Russia needed a Ukrainian saboteur show trial to justify annexing Crimea

The whereabouts have finally been learned of 55-year-old Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov (43) given horrifically long sentences for refusing to ‘confess’ to an implausible ‘sabotage plot’ in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

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Russia seizes Ukrainian on ‘treason’ charges for pro-Ukraine position in occupied Crimea

41-year-old Ivan Yatskin was taken prisoner by the Russian FSB in October 2019, and taken to the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow | detail

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Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’ jails 23-year-old Ukrainian student for social media ‘likes’ and pro Ukraine views

One of the many hostages held by the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ who was not freed on 29 December 2019 was 23-year-old Serhiy Rusinov | detail

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Russian-controlled Donbas militants finally free severely disabled pensioner but not her invalid son

71-year-old Zinaida Maltseva spent 19 months imprisoned in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ despite the lack of any grounds and her severe disability, which makes it impossible for her to walk without a wheelchair or crutches | detail

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Blogger spent 2 years in captivity for calling Russian-controlled Donbas occupied territory & writing the truth about MH17

Oleh Halaziuk, one of the two Ukrainian bloggers released in the prisoner exchange on 29 December 2019, has given details of his imprisonment in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ | detail

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Russian-controlled Donbas militants seize pensioner and his family

68-year-old Vitaly Atamanchuk remains imprisoned in the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ almost 18 months after he, his 70-year-old wife and their son were seized by the militants | detail

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Russian invaders jail Ukrainian woman from occupied Crimea on ‘treason’ charges

Since Russia is in violation of international law by applying its legislation on occupied territory, and 64-year-old Halyna Dovhopola is charged with gathering information for Ukraine, there seems every reason to consider her the latest of Russia’s many Ukrainian political prisoners.. | detail

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Ukraine tortured and handed a probably innocent 69-year-old prisoner over to Russian-controlled Donbas ‘republic’

Among the ‘terrorists’ mentioned by many Ukrainian media as having been handed over to the Russian proxy Donbas ’republics’ was 69-year-old Mykola Ruban who had spent almost five years in a Ukrainian prison for a crime he probably did not commit and that very likely never happened | detail

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Russia jails Ukrainian activist for opposing annexation of Crimea & denies him even religious rights

Oleh Prykhodko is not only illegally held prisoner in Russian-occupied Crimea on highly implausible ‘terrorism’ charges, but is also being prevented from seeing a Ukrainian priest. According to his lawyer, Nazim Sheikhmambet, Prykhodko has twice been stopped from having such visits. | detail

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Russia’s ‘all for all’ exchange: those who were not returned to Ukraine

There is joy for the released POWs and hostages on this day, but also awareness of how many others have not been released and of the problems that Ukraine faces given the huge and highly divisive ransoms that Russia and its proxy ‘republics’ demand | detail

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Russia and their puppet Donbas ‘republics’ obstruct new exchange of Ukrainian hostages

By the exchange “of all for all” mentioned at the Normandy Summit, Putin meant only those ‘confirmed’. Now even the exchange of those 77 of 250 hostages held by the Donbas militants may be in danger | detail

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