Mustafa Dzhemiliev on Maidan: I’m proud of you, dear fellow Ukrainians
“Not one dictator who spilled blood has escaped punishment. Ukraine will be no exception. .... I am proud to be a Ukrainian!"
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Berkut snipers aimed at protesters
The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession
Winners and losers from compliance with ’hostage law’
There are already concerns regarding prosecutions the ‘hostage law’ will NOT cover, and deep frustration that Berkut and the authorities’ impunity for grave rights infringements have been effectively accepted
Crimea: US national beaten up over EuroMaidan
With supreme irony, Jeffrey Luebbe , the latest victim of mounting violence against civic and EuroMaidan activists in the Crimea is the head of the EU-funded Diversification and Tourism Support Project
Waiting for more bloodshed?
The only charges brought against officials over the brutal dispersing of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 last year have been dropped, turning exchanges of assurances and demands for accountability into a dangerously empty ritual.
Slain Judge used for cynical anti-Maidan propaganda
IWith no particular justification but maximum efforts by the Interior Ministry, it is probably not surprising that even media outside Ukraine have linked the murder of a Ukrainian judge with the anti-government EuroMaidan protests
Donetsk titushki attack civic activists. Activists detained
Civic activists in Donetsk report that the police may have been involved in bringing the thugs in, and then detained a number of activists, and at least one journalist from Donetsk News, Vitaly Sizov
Maidan Self-Defense activists prosecuted for catching a thief
Four members of the Maidan Self-Defense force are facing criminal charges over an incident which appears to have been orchestrated with police connivance
Kirovohrad AutoMaidan activist stripped of his license for 6 months
On Feb 12 judge Iryna Zahreba from the Kirovsk District Court in Kirovohrad prohibited AutoMaidan activst Vitaly Koval from driving for half a year in the latest of a number of template rulings throughout the country against peaceful protesters and civic activists
Open threats and covert plans as ‘hostage law’ deadline nears
Repressive measures and overt blackmail as the deadline for compliance with a so-called ‘amnesty law’ approaches have coincided with ominous reports of plans for extending police powers to curtail peaceful protest if the conditions are not met.
Hrushevsky Prisoners Poltavets and Tsilytsky to remain in custody
Both men, like the Bankova Prisoners, were seriously beaten up and are now facing charges of organizing mass riots, with these based solely on the testimony of the police officers who detained them.
Kyiv judge who didn’t remand 4 student protesters loses her post
Iryna Mamontova, head of the Obolon District Court in Kyiv imposed house arrest on four students of the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television who were charged without any evidence with involvement in the Jan 19 disturbances on Hrushevsky St
Yury Verbytsky sustained horrific injuries
While the official cause of abducted EuroMaidan activist Yury Verbytsky’s death was hyperthermia, the list of his injuries makes it clear that those who left him in the Boryspil Forest outside Kyiv must have understood that they were leaving him to die.
Activist facing prosecution for Regions Party boycott campaign
According to Volyn Regional Council deputy Ihor Huz, Maya Moskvych, leader of the youth NGO National Alliance is facing criminal charges over her part in a campaign to boycott Party of the Regions businesses in Lutsk
Chernihiv EuroMaidan activist brutally beaten
Oleksandr Yasenchuk, activist of the Chernihiv EuroMaidan and member of the Prostir Svobody movement was attacked on Sunday night. He is in no doubt that the attack was linked with his civic activities which he has no intention of abandoning
Can a government systematically violating basic constitutional values with impunity be considered legitimate?
Analysis of (non-)observance of the most important democratic values in Ukraine since November 21 2013
Legal aid initiative for EuroMaidan activists
A legal aid contact post has been opened in Ukrainsky Dim [Ukraine House] on European Square in Kyiv. Its aim is to provide assistance to EuroMaidan activists, in particular those whose rights have been violated by the authorities, including the police
EuroMaidan activists and a murky murder investigation in Kherson
Two Kherson EuroMaidan protesters are in custody, accused of killing one police officer and inflicting knife wounds on two others. This is the latest, and most serious, in a number of cases where the version of events presented by the police differs widely from that of those allegedly involved in them and witnesses.
Chornovol investigation descends into "road rage" farce
Tetyana Chornovol’s response to claims that the attack on her was due to road rage because she cut in front of somebody’s car. “ I “cut in front” of Yanukovych and will continue to do so. That is really the only reason for the attack on me.”