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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
17.01.2020

Crimean Tatar activist confirms he gave absurd ‘confessions’ under torture

55-year-old Yunus Masharipov has told a Russian-controlled court in Yalta that he was tortured into ‘confessing’ on video to crimes he never committed | детальніше

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02.01.2020

Ukraine’s leaders further jeopardize suspected Maidan killers’ trial as Russia uses freed suspects for propaganda

In releasing five suspect Maidan killers in the 29 December 2019, Ukraine’s leaders also gave Russia potent ammunition for its propaganda war against Ukraine | детальніше

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31.12.2019

Investigator involved in Ukraine’s most notorious miscarriage of justice appointed to top prosecutor post

Roman Sharko, the investigator responsible for Volodymyr Panasenko being sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime nobody ever believed he had committed is only one signature away from a managerial post in the Prosecutor General’s Office | детальніше

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30.12.2019

Russia claims Ukraine promised to terminate the trial of suspected Maidan killers freed in prisoner exchange

This directly contradicts what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka have claimed, and clarity from them on what exactly was agreed is urgently required | детальніше

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29.12.2019

Suspected Maidan Berkut killers freed on eve of Donbas hostage exchange

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has released from custody three former Berkut officers charged with the mass murder of 48 Maidan activists, and freed from house arrest two other defendants, almost certainly for their inclusion in the exchange of prisoners on 29 December | детальніше

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19.11.2019

Loshchynivka child murder – mounting evidence that case against Roma man was falsified

In the trial over a child’s murder in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast) that made world headlines, two witnesses have given testimony contradicting the prosecution’s version and raising serious doubts about the ‘investigators’’ wish to find the real killer. | детальніше

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30.10.2019

What judicial reform when it’s not Russia, but Ukraine that refuses to release an innocent life prisoner?

13 years have passed since a bomb explosion in Lviv claimed the life of 14-year-old Marika Kutsindal and led to the arrest and life sentence of Volodymyr Panasenko, although nobody believed him to be guilty of the crime | детальніше

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18.10.2019

Russia reduces sentence of ‘top secret’ Ukrainian political prisoner

Russia’s Supreme Court has reduced the sentence passed on 32-year-old Ukrainian Kostyantin Davydenko from 10.5 to 7 years, after a hearing held behind closed doors | детальніше

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16.10.2019

Russia confirms huge reprisal sentences against two Ukrainians from Crimea who refused to ‘confess’

Russia’s Supreme Court ignored the lack of any convincing proof that Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov had been planning ‘sabotage’ charges and the clear evidence of falsification and of torture used to extract initial ‘confessions’ | детальніше

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14.10.2019

Italian court fails to explain 24-year sentence against Ukrainian soldier Markiv

The court in Pavia, Italy which, on 12 July 2019, passed a 24-year sentence on Ukrainian National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv, has finally published the explanatory part of the ruling | детальніше

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01.10.2019

Doting grandfather, Volodymyr Dudka and Russia’s ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ repression by quota

Russia may not have known about Volodymyr Dudka’s infant granddaughter earlier but they do now, and her existence makes the FSB’s attempt to turn a loving granddad into a ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ planning acts of terror throughout Crimea especially cynical | детальніше

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24.09.2019

Ukraine urged to show Italy that soldier Vitaly Markiv is innocent, or face Russia being seen as ‘liberator’

If Ukraine does not protest the 24-year sentence passed on Ukrainian soldier Vitaly Markiv and demonstrate the lack of any grounds for his conviction, “the world will hear only the message of the judges in Pavia (Italy) that “an army of criminals is fighting in Ukraine and that Russia is ‘liberating’ the territory from criminals”. | детальніше

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02.09.2019

Judicial reform dilemma for Zelensky

Among urgently needed steps towards judicial reform is one that requires relatively little effort, only the will to give justice a chance | детальніше

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30.08.2019

“Exceptional lawlessness requires extraordinary methods”. Ukraine’s leaders urged to free Volodymyr Panasenko

Prominent Ukrainian human rights groups have issued an urgent appeal to Ukraine’s new leaders urging them to release Volodymyr Panasenko who has spent almost 13 years in prison although nobody has ever doubted that he is innocent | детальніше

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29.08.2019

Crimean Tatar sentenced to 10 years for fictitious involvement in a legal Ukrainian organization

A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in Crimea has sentenced 22-year-old Dilyaver Gafarov to 10 years in a maximum security prison on a totally unproven charge of involvement in a formation that is legal in Ukraine and that has committed no crime. | детальніше

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16.08.2019

Life sentence for a crime somebody else admitted to

Mykola Slyvotsky has spent 16 years in prison for two murders that he is adamant he did not commit | детальніше

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12.07.2019

Ukrainian soldier sentenced in Italy to 24 years for journalist death in Donbas after gravely disturbing trial

A court in Pavia, Italy has found Vitaly Markiv, a Ukrainian National Guard soldier, guilty of involvement in the death during the first months of the war in Donbas of 30-year-old Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchelli and sentenced him to 24 years’ imprisonment. | детальніше

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01.07.2019

Bizarre court rulings point to mounting judicial rot in Ukraine

The rapidly increasing number of eyebrow-raising court rulings is a result of judicial reforms in Ukraine having been largely imitated, rather than properly carried out, a leading Ukrainian legal expert believes | детальніше

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10.06.2019

Russia sentences Ukrainian seized in Crimea to 10.5 years for ‘spying’ on the FSB

32-year-old Kostyantin Davydenko has been convicted by the Russian-controlled Crimean High Court of supposed ‘spying’ after a totally secret ‘trial’ and nothing to substantiate the charges but a videoed ‘confession’ given while totally under FSB control | детальніше

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20.05.2019

Baffling denial by Italy of war in Donbas as excuse for trial of Ukrainian soldier Markiv

The trial is coming to an end in Italy of Vitaliy Markiv, a young man with dual Ukrainian and Italian citizenship,, who is accused of ‘involvement’ in the death by shelling of 30-year-old Italian photojournalist, Andrea Rocchell | детальніше

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