136 journalists injured since the protests began
The Institute for Mass Information reports that since Nov 21 when the widespread protests in Ukraine began 136 journalists have been injured either while carrying out their work or as the result of their journalist activities.
SBU finds plans to “seize power” in opposition party’s server
Both the police and security service [SBU] have effectively accused the opposition Batkivshchyna of planning the Kyiv protests in advance [as per the Interior Ministry] or, in the SBU rendition “carrying out actions aimed at seizing state power”
Strasbourg gives priority consideration to EuroMaidan protester’s application
Igor Sirenko asserts that he was beaten up by special police units during a violent dispersal of protesters and then unlawfully detained on 30 November 2013
Uncompromising commitment to police state tactics
Western reports of major concessions from Yanukovych are misleading. It is excellent that the Jan 16 anti-protest laws were revoked, however repressive police measures had already been slipped in through ministerial or Cabinet of Ministers decrees, and the president then played a key role in hijacking the adoption of a real amnesty law
EuroMaidan SOS: At least 35 people missing
The civic initiative EuroMaidan SOS reports that as of 16.00 on Feb 1 the whereabouts of at least 35 people from different cities in Ukraine are unknown. This is without taking into account those whom its activists have found in hospital or police stations.
Ongoing dodgy methods used to take away activists’ driving licenses
At least one of the judges (Oksana Tsarevych) now stripping journalists and AutoMaidan activists of their licenses on the basis of falsified documentation has previously been involved in the politically motivated trials of Tymoshenko and Lutsenko
New menacing threats against civic activist
A Crimean lawyer and civic activist has become the latest victim of a dangerous hate campaign directed against EuroMaidan supporters and civic activists. It is especially ominous that the scarcely concealed threats implicit are so closely linked with recent government attempt to bring in draconian legislation against protesters and civic organizations in general.
Another EuroMaidan protester dies
Businessman Bohdan Kalynyak from Kolomiya has died of hypothermia after two months on Maidan, and shortly after coming under attack when Berkut used a water cannon in temperatures well below zero
AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov found, badly beaten, but alive
The AutoMaidan leader was found alive, albeit in a shocking state, after widespread attention to his disappearance. Ths provides graphic illustration of the message being passed to the EU, Council of Europe and others regarding the importance of international attention, monitoring and immediate response to all disappearances and attacks on peaceful civic activists
Ruling majority takes hostages through new “amnesty law”
According to the version proposed by the president’s representative in parliament, EuroMaidan protesters must first vacate government buildings, roads etc, and only then will people in detention over the protests be released. If they don’t vacate them within 15 days, the deal is off.
Where is AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov?
Despite obvious grounds for concern over the disappearance a week ago of prominent AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov, the police appear to be doing nothing
AutoMaidan leader remanded in custody for 2 months
Khadzhynov was detained on Jan 27 in Cherkasy. 7 AutoMaidan cars which came to Cherkasy from Kyiv were also set upon.
Polish journalists come out in support of Ukrainian colleagues
We will not stand by passively watching what happens to our colleagues in Ukraine. All infringements of freedom of speech and physical and psychological violence will be registered. No smashed windows, no broken arms or intimidated families will be forgotten
Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya freed
The preposterous charges linked to the Bankova St disturbances have been dropped in accordance with the controversially amended amnesty law, though he is now suspected of having “injured” a traffic police inspector by spitting on him…
Police together with “titushki” in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhya
Damning video footage, corroborated by eye witness reports, suggests that during protests in Dnipropetrovsk on Sunday, the police and local authorities worked in close cooperation with a large number of “titushki” of hired thugs
Extremist! Jailed for transporting tyres
Dmytro Yurchenko has just been remanded in custody for 30 days for alleged “extremist activities”, otherwise known as transporting tyres in his car. Volodymyr Karahyaur and two others have been jailed for 2 months for buying petrol
Last Farewells for Slain EuroMaidan Activists
The funerals took place on Sunday of 21-year-old Serhiy Nihoyan and 25-year-old Mikhail Zhyzneuski , both of whom were shot and killed on Hrushevsky St in Kyiv on January 22.
Former Ukrainian political prisoners address AI and other world human rights organizations
Forty years ago, we, prisoners of conscience, appealed to Amnesty International and also sought justice in other institutions. Today, we all came out onto Maidan, some of us with our children and grandchildren. Our slogan again is: «Freedom, Justice, Rule of Law».
72-year-old detained for «attacking Berkut riot police”
Mykola Pasichnyk, a 72-year-old pensioner has been remanded in custody for 2 months on suspicion of attacking Berkut officers. This is the most shocking but not the only indication that detention is part of an attempt to use hostages in negotiations with the EuroMaidan protesters