According to Yulia Tymoshenko’s Batkivshchyna Party, 20 tents erected by Batkivshchyna were dismantled on Friday evening following a ruling from the Dnipropetrovsk District Administrative Court.
The Internet publication Novy Region reports that the Crimean Central MIA Department warned the organizers and participants in a planned satirical flash mob that they would face administrative proceedings for holding the action
Members of the Board of the Kharkiv Regional Branch of the National Journalists’ Union have issued a statement following the latest assault on a journalist. which is only one of many violations of journalists rights they have expressed concern over since May 2010
Not only did the police disperse a peaceful protest after yet another disturbing court ban, but the Police Major, identified by witnesses as Vladimir Chuhayevsky inflicted serious blows to a journalist present, Denis Kornyev
Several hundred people defied a court ban on peaceful assembly on Tuesday evening in Kharkiv and took part in a protest prompted by the arrest on Friday and continued detention of former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the opposition Batkivshchyna Party
On 9 August the Kharkiv District Administrative Court issued a ban on protests on Freedom Square in the city by the branches of the Batkivshchyna and People’s Self-Defence Parties and two other organizations
In his blog on Ukrainska Pravda, Arsen Avakov describes the disturbing events on Monday evening in which Berkut officers used dangerous methods to disperse peaceful participants in an authorized protest action
There was an escalation in violence on 2 August at Kharkiv’s Gorky Park where activists are trying to prevent new tree felling which is being carried out without any permits, public discussion etc. Loggers and the so-called “municipal guards” beat up 5 of the Park’s defenders, two of whom received serious injuries
Horokhiv police officers detained five men and held them in a police station for five hours, insulting them, taking their fingerprints. If this were not enough, the head of the police station even tried to hit one of them.
There were attempts again in the morning of 1 August to carry out illegal tree-felling in Kharkiv’s Gorky Park with one of the loggers turning on activists with his saw turned on. And once again, despite the illegality of the destruction, the police are obstructing only the protesters
Reports are coming in that after the illegal felling of over two thousand trees in Kharkiv’s Gorky Park and brutal suppression of peaceful protest in May and early June 2010, attempts are again underway to destroy more of the Park. Activists trying to protect the trees – and uphold the law - have been detained by police
Oleksy Verentsov and Ihor Tanichkevcyh were arrested on 14 October 2010 over their peaceful picket outside the Prosecutor’s Office in Lviv and sentenced to three days administrative arrest
The Court of Appeal in July returned the criminal case over alleged damage to the granite stone on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] in the centre of Kyiv during the demonstrations against the draft Tax Code late last year to the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv
Serhiy Kostakov spent more than 7 months remanded in custody. His repeated denial of the charges against him of damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010 appears to be borne out by the police video of the impugned offence
Serhiy Kostakov had been held in custody since the beginning of December, probably longer than the likely sentence if convicted of the crime he is charged with. He is accused of having damaged a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010
The Court of Appeal has returned the criminal case over alleged damage to the granite stone on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] in the centre of Kyiv during the demonstrations against the draft Tax Code late last year to the Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv
A recent Judgement by the Kharkiv District Administrative Court banning a peaceful gathering would be comical were the discrepancies with fundamental principles, articulated by the European Court of Human Rights not so serious
The Human Rights Ombudsperson is sending a representative to the next hearing into the case of Serhiy Kostakov who is accused of damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code in late November 2010. There are only police witnesses in this worrying case and a video which the defendant has not been allowed to see
On Tuesday the Lviv District Administrative Court allowed an application from the Lviv City Council to ban all mass events in Lviv on 22 June, the seventieth anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany.
The latest court hearing has again been postponed to 11 July. Serhiy Kostakov has been held on remand since 1 December 2010 charged with damaging a car during the peaceful protest against the Tax Code