Human Rights

Ukraine: Police Attacked Dozens of Journalists, Medics

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

Thorough Investigations Needed January 31, 2014 (Kiev) – Ukrainian police assaulted and injured dozens of journalists and medical workers while trying to disperse street fighters and protesters in Kiev from January 19 to 22, 2014. Ukraine’s international partners should press Ukraine to investigate serious human rights violations and prosecute those responsible in accordance with international…


Abducted Ukraine protest leader found, tells friends he was crucified

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

By Will Englund, Friday, January 31, 9:53 AM MOSCOW – Ukrainian protest leaders learned Friday that one of their number, missing for more than a week, had turned up in the woods outside Kiev, his ear and cheek deeply slashed, the blood caked on his face. He had puncture wounds in his hands, and told…


Human RIghts Watch. Ukraine: Police Attacked Dozens of Journalists, Medics

Jan 31st, 2014 | By

Ukrainian police assaulted and injured dozens of journalists and medical workers while trying to disperse street fighters and protesters in Kiev from January 19 to 22, 2014. Ukraine’s international partners should press Ukraine to investigate serious human rights violations and prosecute those responsible in accordance with international due process standards.


PACE: The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

The Parliamentary Assembly expresses its deep concern about the political crisis that has ensued in Ukraine following the surprise decision of the Ukrainian authorities to suspend the procedure for the signing of an association agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement, with the European Union. It strongly condemns the escalating violence at the Euromaidan protests, which has already resulted in at least five fatalities.


Thoughts from Kyiv – Jan 28, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I have the distinct impression that the mood on Maidan and Hrushevskoho St. changed significantly in the wake of today’s events in Parliament. The resignation of Prime Minister Azarov was accepted by the President today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an “acting minister”. The…


Full Hansard of Emergency Debate on the Situation in Ukraine in Canada’s Parliament: January, 27, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Text of a motion tabled by Conservative MP James Bezan and passed in the House of Commons Monday, Jan. 27, 2014: That this House: Condemns the draconian law that was adopted in Ukraine on January 17, 2014 that severely limits the right of Ukrainians to peacefully organize, assemble or protest; Recognizes that such a law…


List of Imprisoned and Dead Protesters in Ukraine

Jan 28th, 2014 | By

Imprisoned Abramian Rudolf, a taxi driver, was arrested along with other AutoMaydan participants. The Obolon’ borough court charged him with a two-month detention as a preventive measure. His wife Yulia Abramian told “5 kanal” that he merely was delivering his clients from Lisovy borough of Kyiv to the city center at the night of January…


Secretary General calls on Ukraine to cancel or suspend recent legislation

Jan 27th, 2014 | By

“The initial Council of Europe assessment of the 16 January laws shows that too many provisions are clearly not in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. Therefore they should not apply.


“Titushky” failed to disrupt meeting of Kharkiv Euromaidan with Molotov cocktails

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

The attack took place from the Opera House, with about 20-30 “titushki” involved. They were armed with baseball bats, gas cylinders and, as it turned out, ” Molotov cocktails “.


Appeal of Ukrainian dissidents, former prisoners of conscience to Amnesty International and Human Rights organizations in the world

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

Forty years ago, we, prisoners of conscience, appealed to Amnesty International and also sought justice in other institutions. Today, we all came out to the Maidan, some of us with our children and grandchildren. Our slogan again is: «Freedom, Justice, Rule of Law». Our appeal is addressed to the West, which embodies these principles and is supposed to defend them everywhere.