Three men accused of killing the journalist Georgy Gongadze are facing a new charge of causing significant damage to the image of the country and its law enforcement agencies
The Fund will specifically help Ukrainian media outlets to carry out independent investigations into high-profile cases and protect the journalists involved
12.01.08 | Halya Coynash
One senses that for some people the Charter and situation in Ukraine are confined to a virtual realm in which contact with reality is of absolutely no importance. A journey by public transport in Kyiv for example, will assuage all concerns about the threatened position of the Russian language
The Leader of the Belarusian Association of Entrepreneurs Alexander Shumchenko and the Leader of the United Civic Party Anatoly Lebedko have been imprisoned for 15 days for taking part in protests in Minsk yesterday, 10 January
The Vinnytsa Regional Court of Appeal on Friday 11 January released Mikhail Gangan from custody as he is presently seeking asylum in Ukraine
The group of MIA specialists arrived in the Vinnytsa region on 11 January where they are to check that Ukrainian legislation and international standards are being observed with regard to Mikhail Gangan whose extradition is sought by the Russian authorities but who has asked for asylum in Ukraine
The Prosecutor in Ingushetia has applied to the court to declare an appeal made by the civic organization “Voice of Beslan” in November 2005 extremist.
The leaders of «The Other Russia» Garry Kasparov and Edward Limonov, as well as the politicians Vladimir Ryzhkov and Boris Hemtsov, have addressed an open letter to President Yushchenko asking him to ensure an unbiased review of Mikhail Gangans application for refugee status in Ukraine
Ihor Chaika, who has already produced several documentary films on press freedom, has turned his attention to Andriy Sadovy, Mayor of Lviv
A Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson stresses that there can be no question of Mikhail Gangans extradition to Russia while his application for asylum is being processed
Andrei Klimov is spending his first Christmas in a Belarusian penal colony for an article written on the Internet. And its 2008. If we simply watch the worst aspects of the Soviet era return and do nothing, we also bear responsibility.
While there can be various motives for such criminal actions, the recent attacks on sites with no financial interests (i.e. Maidan and ourselves, HRO.org in Russia and others) force us to follow any attacks which effectively block the flow of information very closely
Leader of the United Civic Party Anatoly Lebedko has been stopped from leaving the country on the pretext of criminal proceedings over a 2004 interview in which he said there was a shadow budget being used to buy weapons. He is accusing of slandering Lukashenko!
A Vinnytsa court has allowed the police application to hold Mikhail Gangan, the activist from the National Bolshevik Party, which is banned in Russia. The detention is for 40 days while the issue of Gangans possible extradition to Russia is considered
The Vinnytsa Human Rights Group is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to allow Mikhail Gangan to apply for refugee status in Ukraine and stresses that it would be a violation of Ukraines international commitments were he to be extradited without being given this chance
A group of scientists have addressed an appeal to Prime Minister Tymoshenko asking that a recent Cabinet of Ministers Resolution be revoked which unwarrantedly increases the lifelong payment for “the title” of current member or correspondent member of State academies.
The Ministry of Justice has revoked registration of the scandalous Order of the State Department for the Execution of Sentences which allows for the use of a special anti-terrorist unit in penal institutions and pre-trial detention centres
The Ukrainian Civic Constitutional Committee has issued a statement regarding plans expressed to resolve the constitutional crisis during 2008.
28.12.07 | Halya Coynash
Neither media outlets nor the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are entitled to make very serious allegations of criminally liable offences without some basic checks. These must involve ascertaining at very least whether the person in question was anywhere near the place where the criminal offence was alleged to have occurred
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union addresses this open letter to the new Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers regarding urgent changes needed