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17.07.2012

Conflicting reports over another death of a detainee

28-year-old Roman Valetov died while detained in the Donetsk SIZO [remand prison]. His relatives assert that he was beaten and point to numerous injuries and bruises. The State Penitentiary Service asserts that he injured himself following spasms similar to an epilepsy attack. | детальніше

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28.06.2012

Despite certain positive changes the problem remains very serious

26 June is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Protests to mark this day took place in many Ukrainian cities. This is a report of the press conference which took place in Kharkiv. | детальніше

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28.06.2012

Criminal investigation over alleged police brutality of a detainee

Relatives of a man from Donetsk say that police raped him with a crowbar after detaining him and taking him to the Petrovsk District Police Station | детальніше

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26.06.2012

A Way out of Impasse over the Zaporizhya Church Bomb Case

There are extremely serious grounds for concern over the investigation and trial of three young men accused of the Zaporizhya Church explosion. They have been held now in custody for almost two years and civic intervention is vital. | детальніше

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23.06.2012

Hearing into Strogan case again deferred

The latest hearing in the scandalous murder charges brought against Yakiv Strogan who had publicly alleged torture by police officers has once again been deferred, this time apparently due to the judge being unwell. | детальніше

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31.05.2012

Ihor Zavadsky remains in custody despite health concerns and doubts about the case

As reported the case of Ihor Zavadsky, a prize-winning accordion-player has given rise to sensational headlines, but also concern. He has now been remanded in custody for another 4 month | детальніше

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17.05.2012

Hearing in Strogan case again postponed

The latest hearing in the trial of Yakiv Strogan was supposed to take place on Wednesday but was postponed for the second time because the new forensic medical report ordered 4 months ago is still not ready. | детальніше

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15.05.2012

Case over death of Ihor Indylo sent for further investigation

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has ordered further investigation in the criminal prosecution of two police officers charged of involvement in the death of Ihor Indylo in the Shevchenkivsky Police Station in Kyiv in May 2010. It has thus allowed the application from Ihor’s parents and the lawyer representing them | детальніше

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12.05.2012

Brief lesson in the law for the Prosecutor General

Oleksandr Bukalov from Donetsk Memorial, an organization particularly active in upholding prisoners’ rights has responded to the Prosecutor General’s recent public statement about the bruises on imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko | детальніше

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24.04.2012

Evangelical Baptists accuse Sumy police of torture

Fellow members of the congregation held a picket with a sign reading “They torture people here” after two members of the Church of Evangelical Baptists were allegedly subjected to blows, abuse and threats by officers of the Zarichny Police Station. | детальніше

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09.04.2012

Three former police officers sentenced over death of Yevhen Zvenigorodsky

In March 2011 32-year-old Yevhen Zvenigorodsky was taken out of a Kharkiv police station and left to die on a city square | детальніше

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29.03.2012

New forensic analysis ordered in Strogan case

The court has ordered that a new forensic assessment be carried out after experts were not provided with the domestic knife purportedly used in the alleged “attempted murder”, and any medical document indicating the level of injuries | детальніше

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23.03.2012

Examination of appeal over Indylo case verdicts deferred

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has posponed until 12 April the next hearing into the appeal against the verdicts handed down over the death of student Ihor Indylo in a police station | детальніше

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23.03.2012

A positive step at last on Yakiv Strogan’s allegations of torture

The High Specialised Court on Civil and Criminal Cases has revoked the court rulings upholding the Prosecutor’s decision not to initiate a criminal investigation over Yakiv Strogan’s allegations of torture | детальніше

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23.03.2012

Trial begins of police officers over death of Laslo Kolomparov

39-year-old Laslo Kolomparov died during the night of 15 January 2011after upposedly jumped out of a window of the Loziv Police Station. He had a closed head and skull injury, concussion, numerous rib fractures, an injury to the chest cage, a broken shoulder and burst liver and bladder. | детальніше

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14.03.2012

Council of Europe concerned about ill-treatment by the police and detention conditions

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has expressed concern over the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty by the police in Ukraine | детальніше

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14.03.2012

Strogan case: second forensic test led to release

The second assessment found only light bodily injuries which had not caused lasting damage to health and could not examine the alleged weapon since this was not presented | детальніше

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13.03.2012

Yakiv Strogan released from custody; impunity intact

It is excellent that Yakiv Strogan has finally been released from custody, albeit on a signed undertaking not to leave, and can now be with his family. It remains as deeply disturbing as ever that the law enforcement bodies and court persist in refusing to investigate serious allegations of torture against police officers | детальніше

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13.03.2012

Around 1 million people held in places of confinement

The fact that many places of confinement are not designated as such creates fertile ground for abuse. There are places which anyone can end up in, but not everybody can leave, yet which require neither a court order nor the involvement of anyone defending the person in question. | детальніше

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07.03.2012

Parliament advised to revise draft Criminal Procedure Code

The Commission on the Strengthening of Democracy and Affirmation of the Rule of Law believes that the draft Criminal Procedure Code, passed at its first reading in the Verkhovna Rada on 9 February, needs significant reworking | детальніше

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