Zelensky urged to veto law that puts Ukraine on track for more damning European Court judgments
Parliament’s failure to properly comply with ECHR judgements is especially frustrating given the number of life prisoners in Ukraine whose sentences arouse very grave concern
Mass beating in Colony No.25: buried investigation?
SBI quietly closed the investigation into the high-profile case back in October. As it turned out, on January 21, three months later, the prosecutor’s office quashed that decision. However, as the human rights activists believe, it is too early to celebrate: it seems that the case will still be closed, after all, the maximum period of investigation has expired, when no one has been notified of the suspicion.
Guide on the investigation of tortures
The criteria for effective investigation are the following: competence, impartiality, independence, promptness and diligence. Because without following these principles and criteria, the investigation of torture will not have any results.
Report concerning the investigation of the mass unlawful use of force to the convicts of the Oleksiivska correctional colony (No.25) on January 8, 2020
It's been two years since the events in the Oleksiivska correctional colony. There are a lot of questions that still need to be answered.
Courageous testimony exposes the torture and threats used to fabricate Russia’s ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
Kurtumer Chalgozov, the 23-year-old Crimean Tatar seized by FSB officers on 14 December, has publicly revealed details about his treatment that day and the methods used to get him to sign an agreement to collaborate with the FSB
Crimean Tatar told “here you have no rights” before FSB electric shock torture
Four days after Nariman Ametov was taken from his home in handcuffs and with a bag over his head, the young Crimean Tatar father has publicly spoken of the torture he endured during the following hours
FSB get carte blanche to torture and stage revenge prosecutions in Russian-occupied Crimea
No questions get asked about the methods used to obtain the false testimony and / or ‘confessions’ on which trials hinge. And when a victim finds the courage to retract such ‘testimony’, the FSB are free to teach him – and others – a chilling lesson.
Ukrainian police officer to go on trial accused of savage torture to extract a ‘confession’
Andriy Tarakhteyev , the deputy heard of a police department in the Kharkiv oblast, has been charged with using torture back in November 2019 to force out a ‘confession’ to murder
“Shoot me now!” Harrowing details of Russian FSB torture of Crimean Tatars seized in revenge for 'Crimea Platform'
Both Asan and Aziz Akhtemov have retracted their videoed ‘confessions’ and have given details of the torture and threats, including to Asan’s wife, that their Russian FSB captors used to obtain them
Nine former hostages to testify against ex-militant over torture at Donetsk Izolyatsia secret prison
Ukraine’s Supreme Court has finally agreed to transfer the trial of Yevhen Brazhnikov to Kyiv, making it possible for nine ex-hostages tortured at the notorious Izolyatsia secret prison to provide testimony
ECHR demands answers from Russia as Crimean Tatars tortured and prevented from seeing proper lawyers
Both Asan and Aziz Akhtemov were almost certainly tortured for Russia’s political trial of Nariman Dzhelyal, and they remain in danger of such torture until allowed to see proper lawyers
Seventh Periodic Report of Ukraine on Implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
KHPG has prepared the Shadow Report to the draft report of the Government and offers it to the reader.
Russian FSB uses blackmail to fabricate ‘terrorism’ trials in occupied Crimea
The FSB in Russian-occupied Sevastopol have threatened come again and find prohibited literature” in the home of a former political prisoner if he does not give false testimony against Crimean Tatar political prisoner Yashar Shikhametov
Prisoners’ rights in Ukraine 2014-2021: KHPG report
Conditions of detention in many PIs are inconsistent with international standards and constitute inhuman or degrading treatment, as recognized multiple times by the European Court of Human Rights.
Posthumous justice for Ukraine’s most famous victim of police torture
Tamara Rafalska received a poignant victory on 27 May when the European Court of Human Rights found that Ukraine had violated her son’s rights through the use of police torture and the failure to properly investigate this
Court in Russia ignores torture in Donbas, abduction and zero evidence for Ukrainian’s 10-year sentence
The lack of any grounds for the charges the FSB brought against 50-year-old Oleksandr Marchenko also proved no problem
Ukrainian tortured in Donetsk concentration camp, then sentenced to 10 years in Russia
A first appeal hearing has taken place in the Russian city of Krasnodar in a case that is likely to prove most incriminating for Moscow when it reaches the European Court of Human Rights, not to mention the International Criminal Court
Revenge sentence against Crimean Tatar for refusing to lie in Russian political trial
The sentence against Ruslan Bekirov was less than that demanded by the ‘prosecutor’, but is, nonetheless, shocking as the Russian-controlled ‘judge’ must have known that Bekirov was being punished for telling the truth.
FSB use fake ‘secret witness’ in revenge trial of Crimean Tatar who exposed their methods of getting false testimony
After Ruslan Bekirov found the courage in court to retract false testimony against political prisoner Enver Seitosmanov and to file a complaint over the FSB’s illegal methods, the latter accused him of testifying falsely in court