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Savchenko returned if Ukraine ‘recognizes’ a predetermined sentence

02.10.15 | Halya Coynash
Agreement, as now suggested, to ‘extradition’ if Ukraine accepted the Russian court’s verdict could have serious implications for applications to the European Court of Human Rights whose findings in this gross case are otherwise entirely foreseeable

24-year sentence in Russia’s ‘Ukrainian Chechnya fighter’ show trial

02.10.15 | Halya Coynash
Mystery Ukrainian Alexander Malofeyev has been sentenced to 24.5 years maximum security prison, after ‘confessing’ and claiming that he fought in Chechnya together with Russia’s Ukrainian prisoners Mykola Karpyuk and Stanislav Klykh, as well as Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and other prominent Ukrainians.

Anti-Semitism is no vote-winner even for Ukraine’s far-right

02.10.15 | Halya Coynash
Even the most notorious neo-Nazi in Ukraine’s parliament recently denied having previously made white supremacist and anti-Semitic utterances – among the reasons why Viacheslav Likhachev, head of the National Minority Rights Monitoring Group and leading researcher in the field, expresses ‘cautious optimism’ about the situation with anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine.

Nadiya Savchenko: “You can call me the artillery spotter”

30.09.15 | Halya Coynash
The hearing on Sept 29 in the trial of Nadiya Savchenko confirmed the degree to which prosecution and the court are working in unison  and indicated the courage shown by Nadiya Savchenko in captivity which has probably resulted in this universally condemned judicial travesty

Trial begins in Ukraine of captured Russian military intelligence officers

There has been talk of the men being part of an exchange and it is probably no accident that the preliminary hearing into the charges against the two Russian intelligence officers Aleksander Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev coincided with the resumption of the universally condemned trial of Nadiya Savchenko.

Evangelical pastor taken hostage by Kremlin-backed militants

Taras Sen, Pastor of the Church of the Christian Evangelical Faith in Sverdlovsk, was seized by militants from the so-called Luhansk people’s republic on Sept 27

Babi Yar and Remembrance beyond the Anniversary

Flowers will be laid at the Menorah at Babi Yar on Sept 29 in memory of the nearly 34 thousand Jewish men, women and children murdered in 1941. In honour of those same victims, it is surely time that the authorities take proper measures to safeguard this poignant memorial from foul attack.

Sinister new trial of Maidan activist in Russian-occupied Crimea

29.09.15 | Halya Coynash
Natalya Poklonskaya, de facto prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea believes the 20- and 10-year sentences passed on political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko should have been “much tougher” and informs of three other cynically lawless trials about to begin

Crimean Tatar leaders all face imprisonment under Russian occupation

29.09.15 | Halya Coynash
One Crimean Tatar leader is currently imprisoned in Russian-occupied Crimea, but his fate could be shared by all others, as well as any Ukrainian national opposing Russia’s annexation, according to the argument put by Natalya Poklonskaya, the occupation regime’s de facto prosecutor.

Veteran Russian Activist Wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has awarded its annual Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize to veteran Russian activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva.

Why are the Kremlin’s Proxies in Donbas provoking a Humanitarian Catastrophe?

28.09.15 | Halya Coynash
The militants’ current anti-Western line and their decision to drive international organizations out of militant-controlled areas will certainly reduce interference in the pseudo-elections that both so-called ‘people’s republics’ have announced. Such behaviour must, however, make it even less likely that western countries would accept ‘elections’ which are so flagrantly in breach of the Minsk Accord.

Russia targets Mustafa Dzhemiliev’s hostage son in revenge for Crimea Blockade

28.09.15 | Halya Coynash
Khaiser Dzhemiliev, the son of exiled Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemiliev, has been moved to a distant prison colony in the Astrakhan region of Russia

Stupid obstacles to foreigners entering Crimea dropped, other problems remain

On Sept. 24, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers adopted important amendments on entering and leaving areas under occupation with direct impact for foreign journalists and human rights activists, as well as members of international NGOs.

Russia Threatens to Ban Crimean Tatar Mejlis as extremist while claiming ‘it doesn’t exist’

26.09.15 | Halya Coynash
The Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar representative assembly could face a ban, making it illegal in the Russian Federation and Russian-occupied Crimea. The threat comes just days after the media in Crimea was informed that the Mejlis does not legally exist and “strongly advised” not to give it any coverage. And after an attempt to have a prominent Crimean Tatar figure taken into custody on spurious charges.

Russia says Poland, not USSR, was Hitler’s Ally and Responsible for Holocaust

25.09.15 | Halya Coynash
The explanation provided by Russia’s Ambassador to Venezuela for why the Soviet invasion of Poland on Sept 17 was not an invasion is disturbingly similar to the arguments presented by Vladimir Putin as justification for Russia’s annexation of Crimea  

More needed than 8-man ‘task force’ against lethal Russian state propaganda

25.09.15 | Halya Coynash
The West has done next to nothing to counter Russia’s state-controlled propaganda machine with its vicious warmongering and lies. Zhanna Nemtsova’s call for sanctions against those whose incitement to hatred and violence led to her father’s murder outside the Kremlin were heard, reported - and ignored.

“Those who survived the hell”

25.09.15 | Alexander Pavlichenko

It is the ground that “never again” over 8,000 killed and over 18,000 wounded per one year in actual conflict that is real war “never again” of Boeing 777 with the flight MH 370 will be captured. Unpunished evil creates new evil.

’A Politician Can’t Be Afraid’: Russian Lawmaker Loses Seat After Taking On Governor, Kremlin

25.09.15 | Clare Bigg
Lev Shlosberg, a lawmaker in Russia’s north-western Pskov region known for his relentless criticism of the Kremlin has been expelled from the local legislature, a move denounced by the opposition as politically motivated.

Russia tricks Polish schoolkids for its latest ’Crimea is ours’ propaganda stunt

24.09.15 | Halya Coynash
(Update) Russia is now using schoolkids to create the pretence of legitimacy for its illegal occupation of Crimea, and may have deceived the schools involved, claiming that the teenagers would be visiting St Petersburg.  Instead, they were taken to Crimea with their visit eagerly reported by such pro-Kremlin TV channels as Life News.

Media prohibited from mentioning Crimean Tatar Mejlis as Blockade sets in

24.09.15 | Halya Coynash
Three days into the Crimean Blockade initiated by leaders of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly, Crimean media have been ‘strongly advised’ not to mention the Mejlis at all, and Russian propaganda is trying to avoid mentioning Crimean Tatars taking part in the Blockade.