Outrage over plan to name police unit after victims of Euromaidan
The civic initiative Euromaidan SOS has reacted swiftly to plans by the Interior Ministry to name a law enforcement unit after Nebesna Sotnya – those killed during the Euromaidan protests.
So who doesn’t want justice for Euromaidan victims?
A key suspect, charged with crimes against Euromaidan activists, has failed to appear in court just over a week after he was released from custody. If he has fled, this will be the second time that a high-profile suspect has vanished after a controversial court ruling. In the meantime, the trial has finally begun of two former Berkut officers accused over the gunning down of 39 Maidan activists
Russia demands payment for secret shipment of weapons against Maidan
So what was on the plane from Russia, organized with unprecedented speed on Feb 19, 2014, the day before unarmed protesters were gunned down on Maidan and why was all information about the flights classified as secret in both Ukraine and Russia’?
High-ranking Berkut officer charged over Euromaidan killings
A police lieutenant colonel, working in the police force until his arrest this month, has been remanded in custody in what lawyers representing Euromaidan victims or their families call the most significant arrest so far
Euromaidan: A Year of Impunity and what went wrong
Euromaidan SOS and other civic organizations and lawyers have issued a damning report of the lack of progress in investigating crimes against Euromaidan activists, and identified systemic failings that urgently need to be rectified. .
Ex-Berkut officer on trial over AutoMaidan ambush
A first court hearing is due on April 30 in connection with the Berkut riot police ambush of Automaidan activists in Jan 2014. Only one officer has been charged, although the names of those who took part in the beating up of activists and smashing of their cars are known. So too are their current positions in the police force
Ex-Berkut officers arrested on suspicion of involvement in Maidan killings
The three men, who were all still working in the Interior Ministry, one in a managerial post, were former members of the Kharkiv regional Berkut, and have now been remanded in custody
No Questions Asked? Court Releases Tetyana Chornovol’s Attackers
15 months after Tetyana Chornovol, then a EuroMaidan activist and well-known journalist, was savagely beaten and left for dead on the side of the road, two of the men arrested appear to have been convicted of the attack, but released from custody.
Maidan, one year on: Pride, pain and determination
On the first anniversary of the bloodiest day of the EuroMaidan protests, civic activists, lawyers and others will be gathering on Maidan with a clear message to Ukraine’s President Poroshenko and parliamentarians. If you want us to believe that the authorities will never gun down peaceful protesters again, then ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court!
Activist arrested in Crimea accused of hurting Berkut officer during Kyiv’s EuroMaidan
Alexander Kostenko has been remanded in custody for two months by a Crimean court on charges linked with EuroMaidan protests in Kyiv last February before Russia’s invasion of Crimea. His is the first such arrest, but judging by the Russian-installed ‘prosecutor’s’ website, unlikely to be the last
Against Real Fascists: Remembering Stas Markelov & Nastya Baburova
Well-known human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and 25-year-old Anastasia Baburova who was finishing journalism studies and working for Novaya Gazeta were gunned down in Moscow on January 19, 2009.
Controversial closed hearing in trial of Veremiy murder suspect
Civic activists are outraged over the decision to hold the latest court hearing in the case against one of the men charged over the murder of journalist Viacheslav Veremiy behind closed doors
A Modest First Court Sentence over EuroMaidan
A former traffic police officer was sentenced on Wednesday, Dec 10 over his part in the overt persecution of AutoMaidan activists during the EuroMaidan protests. Both the prosecutor and the court, however, seemed intent on avoiding any evidence demonstrating that the orders came from much higher.
Where are 13 mysterious Berkut sniper suspects?
Despite claims from the head of Ukraine’s Security Service, only two former Berkut officers are in detention on suspicion of involvement in the gunning down of protesters on Feb 20. A third, Dmytro Sadovnik, was released from custody and disappeared while another 13 remain unnamed and unaccounted for
Who (hasn’t) answered for crimes against Maidan?
It is a year since the savage beating in early Nov 30 of students on Maidan and there is understandable frustration at the lack of convictions over the repression, violence and killings during the following months, with even the judges who issued overtly wrongful rulings still in their jobs.
In Ukraine, Grief, Pride, and Anger as Families remember Euromaidan Dead
Millions of Ukrainians will be honouring the more than 110 EuroMaidan activists who lost their lives in the protests that began a year ago this week
Yury Verbytsky murder investigation concluded
The police have established the identity, although seemingly not the whereabouts, of two men whom they suspect of carrying out the abduction and torture of two EuroMaidan activists Ihor Lutsenko and Yury Verbytsky and murder of the latter
Victory and the Price Paid
Relief at the signing finally of the Association Agreement is tinged with poignancy remembering those who paid with their lives for what, despite the lies from Sergei Glazyev and his Kremlin patrons, was indeed a ’revolution of dignity’
Polish students collect money for mother of student killed on Maidan
Students from the international programme at Warsaw University have collected around a thousand dollars for the mother of Roman Huryk, the 19-year-old student from Ivano-Frankivsk gunned down by police snipers in Kyiv