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“Fact”, “MAUP” and the Book Fair

A number of prominent Ukrainian writers, journalists, academics and public figures have expressed solidarity with the publishing company “Fact” in their stand against xenophobia, but have asked them not to boycott the coming book fair despite the planned participation of MAUP | детальніше

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Xenophobia in Kyiv: first blood

The law enforcement agencies in Kyiv are investigating the murder of a Nigerian national Hodnoys Myevi. Human rights groups believe that this is the first murder in independent Ukraine committed on racial grounds. | детальніше

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From 1 September the first independent Crimean Tatar television channel will begin broadcasting

According to the editorial office of the new television channel “ATR”, their goal is to help restore the Crimean Tatar language and culture. | детальніше

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Does Ukraine face a wave of prison unrest?

A recent interview given by a former head of the Kharkiv regional division of the Department for the execution of sentences paints a worrying - and familiar - picture of the situation in Ukraine’s penal institutions. Many of his allegations have been angrily denied by the current holder of this post | детальніше

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Ukrainian spiritual leaders call on politicians not to incite inter-ethnic enmity

Representatives of Ukraine’s largest religious communities stress that the language issue must not be used to stir up tension and division within Ukraine | детальніше

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New rules on correspondence for prisoners

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Kharkiv human rights activists name the reasons for the recent cases of attempted suicide (or self-injury) in penal institutions

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group considers that the acts of self-injury amongst people on remand or prisoners in Kharkiv and Lviv were the direct result of cruel treatment from the administrations of these institutions. | детальніше

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Ukrainian anti-fascists protest outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv

Activists from the organization “Freedom without borders” accuse the Russian authorities of taking no action in a situation of rising persecution and killing of non-Russians by neo-Nazi organizations | детальніше

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Human rights activists wish to check the activities of special enforcement units (riot police, etc)

Worrying reports of special subdivisions being deployed in some penal institutions, subjecting prisoners to violence and humilation | детальніше

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An article from the newspaper “Sevodnya” discusses official claims regarding alleged grounds for deporting a group of Uzbek nationals in February, and highlights questions remaining unanswered. | детальніше

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Prisoners call for help

The editorial office of RUPOR received a letter from Vinnitsa. Prisoners of two penitentiaries tell about the horrible situation with human rights in these establishments. | детальніше

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A person deprived of liberty is not deprived of the right to be a human being

On 7 April a press conference of Volodymir Butenko, the head of the Kharkiv regional branch of the State department of penitentiaries, was held in the press-center of the informational agency “Status Quo”. The topic of the conference was “New priorities of penitentiary system”. | детальніше

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Reform of the criminal-executive system

Open letter to Volodymir Moysik, the Head of the Committee of the Supreme Council of Ukraine in charge of legislative provision of law-enforcing activities, from Oleksandr BUKALOV, the Head of the association of penitentiaries of Ukraine. | детальніше

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Penitentiary system of Ukraine in 2004

Some statistics. | детальніше

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Rubber batons, handcuffs and dactyloscopy or “prophylactic” intimidation of Gypsies

Uzhgorod law-enforcers detained a group of Roma without any legal grounds and explanations | детальніше

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Situation in preliminary prisons and improper financing of penitentiaries may bring to unpredicted deplorable consequences

Violations of the Constitutional rights of citizens and the demands of the laws concerning the material, medical and sanitary provision of convicts in preliminary prisons are systematic. This depressing conclusion was made after a check conducted by the prosecutor’s office. | детальніше

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Preliminary prisons will be closed.

The upkeep conditions in the special penitentiary establishments of Kirovograd do not meet the requirements of the Ukrainian Constitution and the European committee against torture. The work of the preliminary prisons was suspended in several districts of the oblast. | детальніше

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