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20.12.2013

Steep rise in number of attacks on Ukrainian journalists

Unlike in Russia and Belarus where censorship and legal methods are used for putting pressure on journalists, “in Ukraine physical violence is practised” | детальніше

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20.12.2013

3-year suspended sentence for activist who complained

On Dec 19 the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv found Oleh Matiash guilty of assaulting a police officer during the scuffles outside the Cabinet of Ministers building on Nov 24 | детальніше

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19.12.2013

Vicious attack on Road Control journalist

Svitlana Malytska, journalist and photographer for traffic police watchdog Road Control was brutally assaulted in the lift to her flat on the evening of Dec 16, less than 2 weeks after two colleagues were remanded in custody on highly questionable charges | детальніше

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19.12.2013

No prosecution possible for "denigrating" Yanukovych’s portrait

Mykola Khavronyuk from the Centre for Political and Legal Reform stresses that Maya Moskvych and others now facing criminal proceedings cannot be accused of “denigrating” the president’s portrait which is not an offence in Ukrainian legislation | детальніше

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18.12.2013

House arrest for protest involving Yanukovych portraits

Criminal charges have been laid against Maya Moskvych and five other people, including Volyn deputies, over a protest action during which three portraits of the president were taken out of the Volyn Regional Council building and carried, upside down, to the centre of the city. | детальніше

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18.12.2013

Oleh Panas released

On Dec 17 the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv released Lviv photographer and EuroMaidan activist, Oleh Panas, effectively in exchange for a plea of „guilty” | детальніше

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17.12.2013

Volodymyr Kadura, Another Unlikely Rabble-rouser (updated)

A Kyiv court has rejected the appeal lodged by Kadura, a businessman and activist of the AutoMaidan protests, against his two month detention. Kadura was arrested together with well-known Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya on charges which arouse deep scepticism. | детальніше

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16.12.2013

Panas, Dzyndzya, Smaliy: Message Received. What now?

Three men still in detention include a journalist and photographer arrested over alleged and disputed involvement in disturbances on Dec 1 and the lawyer of one of the men. Ombudsperson Valeria Lutkovska’s public statement ignores grave doubts about all three cases | детальніше

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15.12.2013

So what are Crimean anti-terrorist officers doing in central Kyiv?

In further corroboration of reports that police officers, highly trained in combat fighting, are being brought into Kyiv and paid considerable amounts of money, members of the elite Lavanda unit have been seen near parliament | детальніше

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14.12.2013

High-Price Pro-Government Provocation

With Ukraine’s present economic difficulties, it is legitimate to ask who is paying for the pro-president demonstration and other preparations underway for this weekend – and why. Not only are public sector workers and miners being transported to Kyiv in large numbers, but also police officers recruited for their brawn, boxing skills etc. There are disturbing indications that titushki, or hired thugs, are also arriving in force. | детальніше

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13.12.2013

Bankova Prisoners release from custody - welcome but insufficient (updated)

8 of the 9 “Bankova Prisoners” have been freed from custody, however in most cases the criminal proceedings are continuing, while the detention and prosecutions of Andriy Dzyndzya, Viktor Smaliy and Oleh Panas arouse equal concern | детальніше

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13.12.2013

UCU students face prosecution for peaceful protest

The Lviv regional police are determined to prosecute Ukrainian Catholic University students who blocked the road from Kyiv to Chop on Nov 26. As reported, the students did this in protest when the traffic police blocked coaches with peaceful protesters who were heading for Kyiv /> | детальніше

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13.12.2013

Lviv activists under pressure

Active participants in the protests in Lviv are being called in for questioning to the prosecutor’s office. Other EuroMaidan activists have been picketing the prosecutor’s office in response. | детальніше

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11.12.2013

The Real Roundtable Agenda

Trust is inconceivable after Tuesday night’s mass deployment of police against peaceful protesters however negotiations are vital, and real demands which must include an end to the use of the law enforcement bodies and courts as weapons against protesters. | детальніше

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11.12.2013

Maidan: "I came because I couldn’t not come"

Several thousand Berkut or Interior Ministry troops stormed the barricades in the centre, with people singing the national anthem, chanting “Police with the People” and “Together to the end”. People have been arriving through the night to defend Maidan | детальніше

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10.12.2013

Repression gaining pace

The latest apparent victim of efforts to stifle anti-government protest is a lawyer – Viktor Smaliy, who was defending Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya. In present circumstances, the charge should send a shiver down the spine of many a lawyer. This, presumably, is the desired effect. | детальніше

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10.12.2013

Three opposition media come under attack

Reporters without Borders has condemned Monday’s raid on three “opposition media by unidentified armed individuals dressed like members of Ukraine’s Special Forces | детальніше

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09.12.2013

10 Dec - Bankova Prisoner appeal hearings begin

On Human Rights Day, Dec 10, the Kyiv Court of Appeal will be examining cases with direct significance for human rights and rule of law in Ukraine. A search carried out the day before with serious procedural infringements only fuels concern. | детальніше

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08.12.2013

Release the Bankova Prisoners!

Please endorse this petition in defence of peaceful protesters and two journalists brutally beaten by Berkut riot police and now in custody on absurd charges. | детальніше

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08.12.2013

Bankova Prisoners: Anyone will do?

It is sinister that the first 9 people arrested and remanded in custody for 2 months have nothing in common with the young masked louts who can be seen on videos outside the president’s administration on Bankova St. | детальніше

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