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

‘More doubts than evidence’ in child murder case that triggered shocking Loshchynivka anti-Roma riot

Four years after the arrest of a young Roma man was used as a pretext for forcing Roma families to flee Loshchynivka in the Odesa oblast, there seem more and more grounds for doubting that Mykhailo Chebotar had anything to do with the murder of eight-year-old Angelina | детальніше

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More than 9 death sentences imposed in unrecognized Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’

Such ‘sentences’ are of immense concern given the effective violation of all fundamental principles of the right to a fair trial in the Russian proxy ‘republics’ | детальніше

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Vital evidence proves that Ukrainian soldier Markiv had nothing to do with Italian journalist’s death

Investigative experiments and forensic tests in Ukraine have demonstrated the lack of any grounds for the conviction in Italy and horrific 24-year sentence of Ukrainian National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv over the 2014 death of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli | детальніше

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Jailed 62-year-old Ukrainian charged with planning to force Russia out of Crimea with a Molotov cocktail

It is quite possible that the implausibility and falsification of evidence against Oleh Prykhodko are deliberately brazen, sending a warning to others who express pro-Ukrainian views of what they can expect if they don’t leave Crimea. | детальніше

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Ukrainian justice based on false police reports: From Maidan to former Kremlin political prisoner

After five years as a political prisoner in Russia, Oleksandr Kolchenko has been sentenced by a Ukrainian court to 40 hours of community work on the basis of false police protocols which the judge chose to believe | детальніше

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Yulia Kuzmenko released from detention as ‘proof’ of involvement in Sheremet murder increasingly in question

Kyiv’s Court of Appeal has released Yulia Kuzmenko into 24-hour house arrest seven months after the paediatric surgeon and military volunteer was arrested and remanded in custody, accused of involvement in the 2016 murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet | детальніше

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High-level sabotage of judicial corruption probe into Ukrainian judges boasting of ‘political prostitution’

Several weeks after Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU} publicly issued the most shocking allegations of judicial corruption and rigged court rulings, Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has still not ordered the suspension of the judges implicated | детальніше

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Ukraine taken to European Court over Sheremet murder trial by press conference

Andriy Antonenko asserts that his right to a fair trial has been gravely violated, among other things by the public pronouncements made at a press briefing attended by the President, Prosecutor General, Interior Minister and Head of Police | детальніше

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Shock acquittal of Ukrainian judge involved in persecuting Maidan activists

Oksana Tsarevych has been acquitted by a Kyiv court of knowingly passing wrongful rulings during the Euromaidan protests when she stripped at least four Automaidan activists of their driving licences | детальніше

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Ex-Kremlin hostage Sentsov calls out Zelensky over flagrant violations in Sheremet case

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has addressed a hard-hitting letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over the high-profile arrests of three military volunteers on charges linked with the murder in 2016 of journalist Pavel Sheremet | детальніше

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Prison problems. Old cases of people sentenced to life imprisonment is the legacy of the past – of the Soviet Union

We are in the position that the Ukrainian authorities will pay attention to the problems of the country’s penitentiary system, and the state will make it so the citizens of Ukraine, wherever they are, always protect their rights and freedoms. | детальніше

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Russian FSB stopped searching pro-Ukraine Crimean’s home when they ‘found’ planted explosives

62-year-old Oleh Prykhodko was thrown out of his own ‘trial’ on 9 June. The Ukrainian’s tirade against the FSB ‘prosecution witness’ was undoubtedly full of foul language, however there are strong grounds for taking his allegation against this key ‘witness’ very seriously. | детальніше

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People from “different planets”. Could a pastor be a killer?

Blessed Augustine in the 4th century AD noted that a state without fair justice is not a state, but a gang of robbers! Although this truth is old, it is still relevant today. | детальніше

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Ukrainian poet placed in detention as scapegoat over deaths in tragic Odesa fire

Well-known writers and public figures have publicly expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Odesa poet, Andriy Khayetsky on bizarre charges linked with a tragic fire in a college on 4 December 2019. | детальніше

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Crucial tests in Donbas should overturn Italy’s 24-year sentence against Ukrainian soldier Markiv

A group of Ukrainian forensic experts are in Sloviansk in the Donetsk oblast to carry out important investigative experiments linked with the death of two journalists exactly six years ago and the charges Italy brought against Ukrainian soldier Vitaly Markiv over the deaths | детальніше

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Radical shift in high-profile charges over killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet in Ukraine

There has been a significant change in the charges against the three suspects six months after a press briefing, at which President Zelensky, Interior Minister Avakov and the Prosecutor General made a mockery of the presumption of innocence | детальніше

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Ukrainian court ignores Geneva Convention in worrying sentence against former POW

Ivan Beziazykov is facing a 13-year sentence imposed by a Ukrainian court although all the actions he is accused of fall under the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war, which Ukraine is a party to | детальніше

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Lawyers and civic activists condemn 13-year treason sentence for former Ukrainian POW

A court in Kyiv has sentenced former Ukrainian military intelligence officer Ivan Beziazykov to a huge 13-year sentence on charges which well-known lawyers and rights activists believe have not been proven | детальніше

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Ukrainian police search home of lawyer criticizing controversial Sheremet murder arrests

Police have searched the home of Leonid Maslov, a Kharkiv lawyer and war veteran, who has been strongly critical of the investigation into the murder of Pavel Sheremet in July 2016. | детальніше

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EU silent while Poland seeks criminal prosecution of judge defending independent judiciary

Igor Tuleya, one of the most courageous judges speaking out against the current Polish government’s attack on the judiciary is threatened with criminal charges that could carry a three-year prison sentence | детальніше

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