Ukraine hammered by Court in Strasbourg for endless torture of life prisoners
The European Court of Human Rights has again found Ukraine to be in violation of the prohibition against torture by failing to provide any hope of release for life prisoners
Ukraine finally stops persecuting whistle-blower judge, and rules against corruption
The Kharkiv Court of Appeal has overturned the acquittal of a former Poltava deputy mayor who offered a bribe to Oktyabrsky District Court Judge Larysa Holnyk.
Crucial testimony confirms doubts about child murder that sparked anti-Roma riots in Ukraine
No other version was ever considered, although the prosecution has had to ignore Mykhailo Chebotar’s apparent alibi and evidence that favours the young Roma man’s innocence
Russia brings grotesque new charges against Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal
Nariman Dzhelyal has explained very movingly why he had no choice but to return to occupied Crimea, even knowing the likely revenge for his involvement in the international Crimea Platform
Ukraine to answer before ECHR over arrest that sparked anti-Roma riots
The European Court of Human Rights is to examine several alleged violations, including torture and discrimination, in the case of a young man arrested in August 2016 over the murder of a 8-year-old girl in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast)
Vital chance for justice after Ukrainian Constitutional Court ruling
Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has found the current system depriving life prisoners of any chance of release to be unconstitutional
Zelensky fails crucial test for restoring justice in Ukraine
Ukraine’s President has issued a decree envisaging the possibility of pardons for people convicted of corruption and drunken driving, while failing to address any of the critical failings of the present system for presidential pardons
Free Yaroslav Mysyak: NGOs call on US President to ask Zelensky to pardon Ukrainian youth pastor
Yaroslav Mysyak has spent over 20 years in prison after being framed as the responsible party for the murder of his grandparents and uncle, a crime he did not commit.
Torture, ignored alibi and likely evidence-rigging in murder that triggered Loshchynivka anti-Roma riots
Five years after the international media showed shocking images of Ukrainian anti-Roma disturbances, the only person in prison is very likely innocent
First hearing in Russia’s new ‘Ukrainian spy trial’ ends with an ambulance
The first closed hearing in Russia’s trial of Ukrainian Kostiantyn Shyrinh on ‘spying’ charges ended abruptly on 12 August, with an ambulance needing to be called
UN report slams Russia’s use of torture and kangaroo courts in occupied Crimea
Torture used by Russia’s FSB to extract ‘confessions’ and ‘trials’ based solely on anonymous ‘witnesses’, whose testimony the defence are prevented from questioning
Appeal of All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations on solving the problem of innocent convicts
As there is no legal procedure left in Ukraine to correct judicial errors, we call on the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to adopt a bill as soon as possible that will release innocent convicted Ukrainian citizens from unjust captivity and fulfil the most important task of restoring hope and faith in justice for the citizens of Ukraine!
Five years in detention despite an alibi for the murder that sparked Loshchynivka anti-Roma riots
5 years after the arrest of 21-year-old Mykhailo Chebotar led to appalling anti-Roma riots in Loshchynivka (Odesa oblast), a witness has finally given testimony in court that almost certainly means the young man did not murder 8-year-old Angelina
Ivan Yatskin sentenced to 11 years on ‘state treason’ charges for opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea
The Crimean High Court under Russian occupation has found Ivan Yatskin, a Ukrainian living his native Crimea, guilty of ‘state treason in the form of spying’ for Ukraine and passed an 11-year sentence
Russia tries to break Ukrainian political prisoner by threatening his wife and children
The trial has begun in Russian-controlled of Ivan Yatskin, a Ukrainian whom the country which in 2014 invaded and annexed his homeland has charged with ‘state treason through spying’
Punitive psychiatry without end for human rights activism in Russian-occupied Crimea
The Russian-controlled High Court in occupied Crimea has upheld a sentence against Yalta rights activist Yunush Masharipov which could result in him imprisoned indefinitely in a psychiatric institution.
Russian invaders sentence elderly Ukrainian woman to 12 years on ‘treason’ charges
After invading and occupying Ukrainian Crimea, Russia has sentenced an elderly Ukrainian woman for supposed ‘state treason’, claiming she had spied for Ukraine.
Crimean Tatar sentenced to 6 years for involvement in legal Ukrainian organization
A Russian-controlled court in occupied Crimea has sentenced Medzhlit Ablyamitov to six years’ imprisonment for taking part, while in mainland Ukraine, in an entirely legal organization
Ukraine’s most malicious miscarriages of justice
The problems with Ukraine’s justice system are most graphically seen in the case of serial killer Sergei Tkach who was able to kill for 25 years because at least 10 other men had been tortured into ‘confessing’ to his crimes
Interior Minister Avakov accused of manipulating public opinion over Ukraine’s most controversial trial
Over recent days Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has spoken in two television interviews of the high-profile trial of three people accusing of killing Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet, with his comments disturbingly misleading