Freedom of Assembly

Ukrainian Maidans are 25 Years Old

Aug 29th, 2015 | By

Some wonder when the next Maidan will occur in Ukraine. I hope there will be no need for this extreme protest technology as our country is set on a solid path of transit to democracy. However, every new Ukrainian government should know for sure – the Ukrainian people will stand up again, if we see fundamental violations of democracy.


R.I.P. Daniel Dydyk, 15, of #Kharkiv #Ukraine — victim of Russian terror

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By

Daniel Dydyk, who suffered brain injuries during the February 22 terrorist bombing of a peaceful march in Kharkiv, Ukraine, died on February 23. His recent photo appears above. Daniyl (also known as Danya) was 15 years old. “He studied at a school for gifted children. He was fond of judo and he was a football fan,” said…


R.I.P. Igor Tolmachev — physicist, Euromaidan activist, killed by Russia-backed terrorists

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

IGOR TOLMACHEV (Игорь Толмачев) was a physicist. He was one of the coordinators of Kharkiv Euromaidan a year ago, when Ukrainians stood their ground in defense of democracy and rule of law, protested against government corruption and demanded closer integration of Ukraine with the European Union. Russia-backed terrorists killed Igor Tolmachev today. He died as…


Polish & Ukrainian journalists appeal to European journalists’ associations not to meet in Moscow

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal from Participants of the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participating in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz Dolny,…


Freedom of Peaceful Gatherings – 2013

May 7th, 2014 | By
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Prepared by N.Zubar and O.Severyn. NGO “Maidan Monitoring” information center for Annual Human Rights report 2013


Russia: New Attack on Freedom of Assembly

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Proposed Draconian Amendment to the Law on Public Gatherings


20.01.2014 Kyiv – more violence to come

Jan 21st, 2014 | By

20 January 2014 at 17:20 Yesterday I posted a prediction as to upcoming events in Kyiv that now needs to be corrected. Just as the violence was unfolding on Hrushevskoho St. I predicted that Yanukovych would use this event as an excuse to declare martial law. I was wrong, and now (thanks to two former…


In Ukraine Protests Over New Laws, Sticks and Stones Are Met With Tear Gas

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

By ANDREW E. KRAMER JAN. 19, 2014 MOSCOW — A large rally in Kiev, Ukraine, that was called in part to protest a new set of laws cracking down on public protests turned violent on Sunday when men in balaclavas attacked the police with sticks and threw firecrackers and cobblestones at them. The police responded…


Open Statement to the International Democratic Community from Ukraine

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

Kyiv: Dec.12, 2013 In the middle of the night, from 10 to 11 December 2013, Ukrainian special forces troops started another brutal attack on the peaceful demonstrators in Kyiv. Aside from the regular police, militia men were also widely involved, having been brought from the depressed cities of eastern Ukraine. Some of them were deployed…


Appeal of Civil Society Representatives to President, Government and Political forces of Ukraine

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

We, the Representatives of Civil Society of Ukraine, recognising our responsibility to our descendants, being concerned with sudden halt of European integration of Ukraine, condemning the use of excessive forces by the special forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on the 30th of November, 2013 at the Independence Square and the 1st…