Handziuk murder: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General sabotages case against high-ranking suspect
Fears that the new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova was jeopardizing the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk appear to have been justified
Charges against Tetyana Chornovol play to Yanukovych and Russian lies about Maidan
The claim by Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations that its charges against Tetyana Chornovol are not political might have seemed a little more convincing had they not closely followed the argument used by ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s defence lawyers
Ukrainian journalist savagely beaten during Euromaidan faced with dubious Maidan “murder” charges
Ukraine’s increasingly controversial State Bureau of Investigations has informed Tetyana Chornovol, a former MP, journalist and victim of a near-fatal attack during Euromaidan that she is under suspicion of murder.
Odesa activist who survived three murder attempts could face prosecution “for defending himself”
One of several high-profile criminal investigations that could be in danger after the new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova removed top prosecutor Viktor Trepak is that of three attacks on Odesa activist Serhiy Sternenko
Chief prosecutor in Handziuk murder investigation removed just as progress reached
Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has removed Viktor Trepak, the only head of the investigation into the savage killing of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk under whom real progress was made
Ukraine’s new Prosecutor General moves to reverse progress on solving Maidan crimes
There are various explanations suggested as to why Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has forced Viktor Trepak from his role in charge of the department investigating crimes against Maidan activists, just not the success and efficiency of Maidan investigations
An end to high-level protection for the killers of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk?
Ukrainian prosecutors tried twice to capture Oleksiy Levin, a key suspect in the savage murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, after the first attempt was thwarted by a mole within the enforcement agencies who tipped Levin off.
Yanukovych’s lawyer reportedly knew in advance he would get top job in State body investigating Maidan crimes
There are grounds for suspecting that Oleksandr Babikov was not appointed First Deputy Head of the State Bureau of Investigations as the result of a fair competition, with this only compounding the concerns over a conflict of interests given Babikov’s recent role in representing fugitive ex-President Viktor Yanukovych
Outrage in Ukraine as Yanukovych lawyer appointed first deputy head of body investigating Maidan crimes
The appointment of Oleksandr Babikov to the second highest post in the State Bureau of Investigations is deeply disturbing given the clear conflict of interest that his recent defence of former President Yanukovych presents
New head of Maidan investigations implicated in judicial corruption scandal
The families of slain Maidan activists and their lawyers have called on the acting head of the State Bureau of Investigations to cancel the appointment of Oleksandr Buryak as head of the department on investigating crimes against Maidan protesters
Russia deploys ‘Cossacks’ as thugs and ‘witnesses’ in politically-motivated prosecutions in occupied Crimea
So-called ‘Cossacks’ were used, together with other armed paramilitaries, in 2014 to provide the violence and brutality that Russia did not want attributed to its soldiers, and there are strong grounds for fearing that a similar role is planned now
Ukraine’s MPs adopt belated measure to save Maidan investigation
This is a first step, but not enough, and the battle is clearly not over
Ukrainian military volunteer faces search and criminal charges over video critical of President Zelensky
Criminal proceedings have been initiated against well-known military volunteer Marusia Zvirobiy and MP Sophia Fedyna over a video on YouTube and Facebook which, it is alleged, contains “threats of murder” directed against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
More deaths needed for Euromaidan investigation to be resumed? Maidan lawyer & 7 others on hunger strike
As of late on 26 November, seven Ukrainians had reportedly joined Maidan lawyer Yevhenia Zakrevska’s hunger strike in protest at the effective sabotage of Ukraine’s investigations into the killings, persecution and other crimes against Euromaidan activists
Maidan lawyer declares hunger strike in protest as Ukraine’s leaders allow sabotage of investigations
104 Maidan activists were killed during Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity in the winter of 2013-14. Six years later, Yevhenia Zakrevska, one of the lawyers representing the slain activists’ families has gone on hunger strike in a desperate attempt to force Ukraine’s leaders to prevent the collapse of almost all Maidan investigations.
Ukraine’s parliament betrays Maidan victims. Zelensky must react
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada had the chance on 15 November to save investigations into Maidan crimes from imminent collapse. It failed the test and betrayed the families of over 100 Maidan activists killed during the protests – Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity - and those wounded
8 days left for Ukraine’s leaders to prevent Maidan investigations being sabotaged
Ukraine’s leaders have literally eight days to prevent investigations into crimes against Maidan activists from falling into a black hole from which few, if any, will emerge
From persecuting a Ukrainian rights activist to top post vetting police staff
Dmytro Rudenko, a Vinnytsa police officer who played a major role in the politically motivated persecution of Ukrainian human rights activist, Dmytro Groysman, which may have caused the latter’s death, has now received a new important post
Stark warning to Ukraine’s leaders that Maidan crimes investigation faces imminent collapse
The families of those killed during Euromaidan, lawyers and civic activists have addressed a desperate plea to Ukraine’s leaders, warning that all progress in Maidan investigations will be lost unless action is taken immediately.
Key Maidan crime investigators face dismissal over principled stand
The Head of the Department of Special Investigations, Serhiy Horbatyuk and another top prosecutor investigating crimes against Euromaidan activists, Oleksiy Donsky are facing dismissal after they refused to sign an agreement to the use of anonymous denunciations not subject to official confirmation