Russian investigators deny Sentsov was beaten

Russia’s Investigative Committee has refused to initiate criminal proceedings over the beating of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov by FSB officers in the Crimea | detail

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Law enabling Yanukovych’s trial in absentia passed

The law addresses the present impasse where the former president and others wanted on serious charges are in hiding in Russia and all assets frozen. It does, however, have dangers given Ukraine’s corrupt and notoriously politicized judiciary | detail

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Maidan killings suspect missing after being released from custody

Dmytro Sadovnik, one of the men charged with involvement in the mass killing of peaceful protesters in February, has disappeared after his controversial release from custody on Sept 19 | detail

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Russian investigators want Savchenko trial behind closed doors

With Nadiya Savchenko first captured by Kremlin-backed militants and forcibly taken to Russia and with no credible evidence to back the charges against her, it is not difficult to understand why the investigators would like to hide | detail

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Prosecutor implicated in scandalous release of ex-MP murderer arrested

An employee of the prosecutor’s office has been arrested on suspicion of abetting, through his failure to act, the release of former MP Viktor Lozinsky from imprisonment | detail

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Russia’s Crimean Political Prisoners to remain in detention

A Moscow court has extended until Jan 11 2015 the pre-trial detention of renowned Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. This is despite a case so full of holes as to be reminiscent of the notorious show trials of Soviet times. | detail

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Nadiya Savchenko to face forced Serbsky Institute ’psychiatric examination’

Russian investigators have confirmed that, as feared, Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian officer captured by Kremlin-backed militants and now in Russian detention, is to be subjected to a so-called psychiatric assessment at the notorious Serbsky Institute in Moscow. | detail

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Russia claims release of Savchenko and Sentsov not part of Minsk deal

Russia does not consider a Ukrainian officer taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed militants and abducted to Russia to be part of the exchange of prisoners agreed at the Minsk negotiations. A spokesperson claimed that the charges against Nadiya Savchenko and four opponents of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea were "serious" | detail

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No to punitive psychiatry against Nadiya Savchenko!

A number of Ukrainian psychiatrists, including former Soviet political prisoner Semyon Gluzman, are calling on the world psychiatric community to put pressure on the Russian authorities over the unwarranted ‘examination’ of imprisoned Ukrainian officer Nadiya Savchenko in the notorious Serbski Institute | detail

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Russia’s Geopolitical Prisoners

If the four Crimeans facing absurd ‘terrorist charges following peaceful protest against Russian occupation fall within traditional definitions of political prisoner, and Ukrainian officer Nadiya Savchenko is a prisoner of Russia’s undeclared war, Yury Yatsenko is in Russian detention because he is Ukrainian | detail

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Nadiya Savchenko: Yanukovych fell, so will Putin

Ukrainian officer Nadiya Savchenko has stated clearly that she is being subjected to a psychiatric examination in the notorious Serbsky Institute illegally and will be refusing to speak to staff, answer questions or in any way cooperate | detail

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Nadiya Savchenko’s defence hopes for a swap of prisoners

Lawyers of the Ukrainian officer who is now in detention in Russia after being captured in Ukraine by Kremlin-backed militants hope that she can be brought back to Ukraine in exchange for the release of Russian security service officers. | detail

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Punitive psychiatry used against Crimean ‘terrorist plot’ suspect?

Alexei Chirny, one of four Crimeans accused by Russia of a ‘terrorist plot’ in Crimea, is in a pre-suicide state which activists from the Open Dialogue Foundation believes was brought about by drugs he was ‘treated’ with in the notorious Serbsky Institute. | detail

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Crimean ‘terrorist plot’ suspect in Russian psychiatric ward

Alexei Chirny, one of the four Crimeans known for their opposition to Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and now facing extremely dubious ‘terrorist charges’ in Moscow, has written a letter seemingly from a psychiatric ward within the Butyrka pre-trial detention centre asking for the Ukrainian consul to come and see him | detail

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Repressive laws adopted in “fight against terrorism”

Moscow’s undeclared, yet ever more aggressive war against Ukraine was launched because Ukrainians had upheld their right to European integration. Ukraine’s parliament must not sabotage that integration through appallingly repressive laws. | detail

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Call to veto unconstitutional bill extending Prosecutor’s powers

A draft bill passed on Aug 12 will, if signed by the President, allow the Prosecutor to authorize searches, detention, wiretapping and other activities linked with criminal investigation. | detail

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Important acquittal due to police and prosecution infringements

A Mykolaiv court has found a person not guilty of supplying cannabis, with the ruling passed because of the infringements at investigation level made by both the police and the prosecutor. | detail

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Moscow Court refuses to release Oleg Sentsov

The prominent Ukrainian film critic will have been in custody for six months on ‘terrorist’ charges which are widely believed to be politically motivated. All four people accused of this alleged ‘plot’ were involved in peaceful opposition to Russia’s occupation of the Crimea. | detail

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Russian TV helps prosecution in Nadiya Savchenko case

Russia has thus far proven unable to credibly explain how Nadiya Savchenko came to be in Russian detention and to be charged with involvement in the deaths of a Russian journalist and cameraman. It is instead applying dubious tactics to ensure that the questions are either not asked, or not heard. Not for the first time, Russian TV has been assigned a key role. | detail

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FSB on the hunt for new ‘suspects’ in the Sentsov ‘terrorism’ case

Russia’s FSB has issued summonses to the heads of the Karman Art Centre whom they suspect of involvement in what they claim was a terrorist conspiracy organized by renowned Crimean film director Oleg Sentsov. The FSB seems to find first aid courses particularly ‘suspicious’. | detail

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