Repression against Donetsk EuroMaidan activists
Repressive measures and acts of vandalism are gaining pace in Donetsk, including pressure from the tax inspectorate on farmers who donated money and food to the Kyiv EuroMaidan
All Bankova prisoners should be released by Friday if amnesty law has any meaning
Court hearings are due on Friday regarding the cases of four men detained in connection with the EuroMaidan protests: Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya; his lawyer Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura; and Yaroslav Prytulenko
New Year in Prison for Peaceful Protest
The continued prosecution of Road Control’s Andriy Dzyndzya and Viktor Smaliy; AutoMaidan activist Volodymyr Kadura, and Yaroslav Prytulenko suggests that the amnesty law now in force is as empty as most commitments made by the current regime.
Serious doubts about the Chornovol investigation
Tetyana Chornovol’s husband believes that attempts to minimize her injuries are aimed at preventing the truth coming out about who ordered the attack. Meanwhile the report provided to diplomats was interestingly different to that for the Ukrainian public’s consumption
No answers over Nov 30 brutal dispersing of peaceful EuroMaidan
Exactly one month after Berkut riot police savagely dispersed hundreds of entirely peaceful pro-EU protesters on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, EuroMaidan activists will be holding a candle-lit gathering in the same place to demand answers from Prosecutor General Viktor Pshonka
Zaporizhya EuroMaidan activist summoned to SBU over Facebook postings
UPDATE: The summons demanding that Kateryna Korotchenko from the NGO European Youth of Ukraine and EuroMaidan activist “ provide an explanation for publications in the social network Facebook”.was withdrawn at the last minute, possibly because of the publicity it received
Another EuroMaidan activist’s car set ablaze in Kharkiv
The arson attack which destroyed Ivan Varchenko’s car came in the 15 minutes that the car was unattended, and follows an incident which the police are ignoring where a deliberately unscrewed wheel could have caused a dangerous accident
Attack on Chornovol distorted by State-owned TV
Tetyana Chornovol is in no doubt that she was attacked because of her work as an investigative journalist. Viewers of the state-controlled TV channel UTV-1 and many other media sources loyal to the regime are likely to gain a different impression
Another EuroMaidan activist’s car gutted
In the latest arson attack In Kharkiv, a car belonging to people providing tea and sandwiches to the EuroMaidan demonstrators was deliberately set alight
Doubts rising over investigation into Chornovol attack
There has been a lot of movement in the investigation into the brutal attack on journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol, some moving in worrying directions
What amnesty? Another home arrest over Yanukovych portrait
A Lutsk court has ordered that Ihor Huz, deputy of the Volyn Regional Council be placed under house arrest for 2 months over a peaceful protest in which Yanukovych’s portrait was carried upside down
Bankova Prisoner Yaroslav Prytulenko still in custody
Yaroslav Prytulenko is one of 9 men arrested after being beaten by Berkut riot police during the Dec 1 events on Bankova St. He remains in custody despite serious grounds for concerns about all the arrests, reflected in two Amnesty International urgent actions, and despite the “amnesty law” now in force
Tetyana Chornovol exposes her attackers
Tetyana Chornovol has exposed many corrupt dealings and crimes by those holding high office in Ukraine. It is likely she has also helped to expose the men who savagely attacked her in the early hours of Dec 25 and left her for dead.
Stop Censorship: Only one topic: persecution of EuroMaidan activists
In response to the savage beating of journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol, Stop Censorship has issued an appeal to Ukrainian journalists to devote all their news and political programmes today and tomorrow to one subject alone: the persecution and repressive measures against EuroMaidan activists
Attack on Tetyana Chornovol, investigative journalist and EuroMaidan activist
Tetyana Chornovol is well-known for her investigative journalism on, among other things, the corrupt schemes behind the privatization of Viktor Yanukovych’s controversial residence at Mezhyhirya. She had just posted photos of the sumptuous residence of the Interior Minister, Vitaly Zakharchenko
Kharkiv EuroMaidan organizer knifed (updated)
Dmytro Pylypets, a civic activist and co-organizer of the EuroMaidan protest in Kharkiv was seriously attacked on Tuesday evening The assailants did not demand anything and silently sprayed a gas in his face, issued blows to the head and abdomen and stabbed him 12 times
EuroMaidan protester allegedly beaten by Berkut dies
LIGABusinessInform has reported the death of 41-year-old Pavlo Mazurenko in a Kyiv hospital. He had apparently phoned friends and told them that he had been beaten up by law enforcement officers “for Maidan”
Party of the Regions comes clean on Amnesty Law
A day after Viktor Yanukovych signed a supposed amnesty bill, there is no evidence that it will stop the prosecutions of protesters, while the ruling Party of the Regions is claiming that the law applies equally to police officers guilty of actions against demonstrators.
Police told to show the orders to use force against peaceful protesters
In a positive move, the District Administrative Court has agreed that the Interior Ministry must show orders and other documentation regarding the use of Berkut riot police. On a more negative note it has rejected equally legitimate demands for information from others including the Prosecutor General and the ambulance service.
Lawyers unite in defending Bankova St journalist victims
While the president’s signing on Monday of an “amnesty” bill may (or may not) lead to dubious criminal proceedings against at least two journalists being dropped, lawyers are also actively working to ensure that violence against journalists does not go unpunished.