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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. | detail

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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 | detail

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Kyiv court refuses to detain ex-officer accused of killing & wounding unarmed Maidan activists

Former Omega special force officer Volodymyr Kosenko, who is accused of killing one Maidan activist and wounding another, has been placed under house arrest | detail

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Markiv Trial: Film finds witnesses, Russian propaganda & answers to vital questions the Italian prosecutor didn’t ask

A documentary on the prosecution of Ukrainian soldier Vitaly Markiv over the death at the beginning of the war in Donbas of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli has presented revealing interviews with key witnesses whom the Italian prosecutor did not attempt to find | detail

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Two suspected Maidan killers return to Ukraine, claiming they’re victims of persecution

Two of the five former Berkut officers suspected of mass shootings on 20 February 2014 have apparently returned to Kyiv, after being released as part of the 29 December 2019 exchange of prisoners | detail

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Crimean Tatar activist confirms he gave absurd ‘confessions’ under torture

55-year-old Yunus Masharipov has told a Russian-controlled court in Yalta that he was tortured into ‘confessing’ on video to crimes he never committed | detail

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Ukraine’s leaders further jeopardize suspected Maidan killers’ trial as Russia uses freed suspects for propaganda

In releasing five suspect Maidan killers in the 29 December 2019, Ukraine’s leaders also gave Russia potent ammunition for its propaganda war against Ukraine | detail

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Investigator involved in Ukraine’s most notorious miscarriage of justice appointed to top prosecutor post

Roman Sharko, the investigator responsible for Volodymyr Panasenko being sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime nobody ever believed he had committed is only one signature away from a managerial post in the Prosecutor General’s Office | detail

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Russia claims Ukraine promised to terminate the trial of suspected Maidan killers freed in prisoner exchange

This directly contradicts what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka have claimed, and clarity from them on what exactly was agreed is urgently required | detail

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Suspected Maidan Berkut killers freed on eve of Donbas hostage exchange

The Kyiv Court of Appeal has released from custody three former Berkut officers charged with the mass murder of 48 Maidan activists, and freed from house arrest two other defendants, almost certainly for their inclusion in the exchange of prisoners on 29 December | detail

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Loshchynivka child murder – mounting evidence that case against Roma man was falsified

In the trial over a child’s murder in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast) that made world headlines, two witnesses have given testimony contradicting the prosecution’s version and raising serious doubts about the ‘investigators’’ wish to find the real killer. | detail

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What judicial reform when it’s not Russia, but Ukraine that refuses to release an innocent life prisoner?

13 years have passed since a bomb explosion in Lviv claimed the life of 14-year-old Marika Kutsindal and led to the arrest and life sentence of Volodymyr Panasenko, although nobody believed him to be guilty of the crime | detail

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Russia reduces sentence of ‘top secret’ Ukrainian political prisoner

Russia’s Supreme Court has reduced the sentence passed on 32-year-old Ukrainian Kostyantin Davydenko from 10.5 to 7 years, after a hearing held behind closed doors | detail

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Russia confirms huge reprisal sentences against two Ukrainians from Crimea who refused to ‘confess’

Russia’s Supreme Court ignored the lack of any convincing proof that Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov had been planning ‘sabotage’ charges and the clear evidence of falsification and of torture used to extract initial ‘confessions’ | detail

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Italian court fails to explain 24-year sentence against Ukrainian soldier Markiv

The court in Pavia, Italy which, on 12 July 2019, passed a 24-year sentence on Ukrainian National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv, has finally published the explanatory part of the ruling | detail

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Doting grandfather, Volodymyr Dudka and Russia’s ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ repression by quota

Russia may not have known about Volodymyr Dudka’s infant granddaughter earlier but they do now, and her existence makes the FSB’s attempt to turn a loving granddad into a ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ planning acts of terror throughout Crimea especially cynical | detail

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Ukraine urged to show Italy that soldier Vitaly Markiv is innocent, or face Russia being seen as ‘liberator’

If Ukraine does not protest the 24-year sentence passed on Ukrainian soldier Vitaly Markiv and demonstrate the lack of any grounds for his conviction, “the world will hear only the message of the judges in Pavia (Italy) that “an army of criminals is fighting in Ukraine and that Russia is ‘liberating’ the territory from criminals”. | detail

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Judicial reform dilemma for Zelensky

Among urgently needed steps towards judicial reform is one that requires relatively little effort, only the will to give justice a chance | detail

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“Exceptional lawlessness requires extraordinary methods”. Ukraine’s leaders urged to free Volodymyr Panasenko

Prominent Ukrainian human rights groups have issued an urgent appeal to Ukraine’s new leaders urging them to release Volodymyr Panasenko who has spent almost 13 years in prison although nobody has ever doubted that he is innocent | detail

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Crimean Tatar sentenced to 10 years for fictitious involvement in a legal Ukrainian organization

A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in Crimea has sentenced 22-year-old Dilyaver Gafarov to 10 years in a maximum security prison on a totally unproven charge of involvement in a formation that is legal in Ukraine and that has committed no crime. | detail

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