login | registration | forgot the password
today 27.01.2015 10:18
(by Kyiv time)


Kharkiv Human Rights Group Social Networking

Prava Ludyny

Berkut uses force against journalists during Tymoshenko trial

On 6 July officers of the MIA Special Force Berkut unit burst into the courtroom of the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv where the trial is taking place of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and used physical force against journalists

Tymoshenko expelled from courtroom, Deputies manhandled

The court hearing on Wednesday in the trial of Yulia Tymoshenko, former Prime Minister and leader of the main opposition party Batkivshchyna BYUT, ended in scandal and a brawl involving police and National Deputies

European Commissioner calls on Verkhovna Rada to use international experience in legislative work

07.07.11 | ec.europa.eu
In a speech on Tuesday to the Ukraine-EU Parliamentary Club in Strasbourg, Stefan Fule, urged Ukraines parliament to take the advice of international organizations like the Venice Commission and GRECO into account

New criminal investigation against Tymoshenko

The latest response to statements of concern from Europe and the US, human rights organizations and the European Parliament over the present gas trial of the former Prime Minister, presidential candidate and leader of the main opposition party

Two former subordinates of Yulia Tymoshenko released pending trial

06.07.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
The former Head of the State Customs Service, Anatoly Makarenko and former Head of the Kyiv Regional Customs Office, Taras Shchepitko have been released from custody pending trial, but not Ihor Didenko who is facing the same charges

Tax Code protester still in custody 7 months on

06.07.11 | www.unian.net
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

Judge is in a hurry with Tymoshenko trial

05.07.11 | www.dw-world.de
The judge decided that one day was enough for the new lawyer to read through the case material. BYUT consider that such haste reflects the wish to convict the former Prime Minister as quickly as possible.

Polish Ambassador: Prosecuting opposition politicians can lead to bad habits

In an interview the Ambassador spoke of "things which, from the point of view of many EU representatives seem dubious. For example, we are concerned by the situation with prosecutions of opposition politicians. Such practice can lead to the bad habit that those who lose the elections end up in prison"

Time to name names, Ms Clinton

02.07.11 | Associated Press
In an address in Lithuania, but without mentioning either country by name, the US Secretary of State also expressed concerns about the political motivations behind Ukraines legal proceedings against Yulia Tymoshenko, and Russias refusal to register a new opposition party

While Lutsenko criticized the court, his property was being frozen

01.07.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
A part of the property of both former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko has been frozen. The same day at the latest court hearing, Yury Lutsenko accused the Ukrainian authorities of political persecution of the opposition

Anna Synkova released from SIZO

01.07.11 | focus.ua
Anna Synkova, a 20-year-old Kyiv student who made scrambled eggs on the Eternal Flame in Kyiv has finally been released from the SIZO [remand unit] where she had been held since 29 March this year

Human Rights Manifesto: Civil Society against Lawlessness

Violations of civil rights and liberties have become systemic with this being seen in the overt use of the law enforcement agencies in persecuting people critical of the government, in the numerous violations of civil liberties, first and foremost, freedom of peaceful assembly and free expression of views ...

Ukrainians ever more negative about observance of their rights

The main source of violation of rights and freedoms this year: in the Razumkov Centres traditional survey was President Yanukovych. Those who most contribute to violations or impede exercise of rights were seen to be National Deputies (MPs); the Police; the President and the courts.

Freedom House: Democracy Deficit Grows in Former Soviet Union

The authoritarian countries of the former Soviet Union have built governance systems that are resistant to reform and therefore increasingly vulnerable to unpredictable crises of the sort recently seen in the Middle East and North Africa

US State Department: On the Prosecution of Ukrainian Opposition Leaders

The US reiterates its concern about the appearance of politically-motivated prosecutions of opposition figures in Ukraine. When the senior leadership of an opposition party is the focus of prosecutions, out of proportion with other political figures, this creates the appearance of a political motive

European Commission Ambassador calls conditions of Tymoshenko trial inhuman

25.06.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
Jose Manuel Pintu Teisheira who was present at the first day of Tymoshenkos trial stressed that the EU was following the trial very closely especially since it involves gas accords which resolved the conflict in the winter of 2009 which halted gas supplies to Europe

BBC: Tymoshenko on trial in Kiev for abuse of power

24.06.11 | www.bbc.co.uk
The US and the EU have condemned the charges against Mrs Tymoshenko and some of her allies as selective prosecution of political opponents. If convicted, Mrs Tymoshenko would be out of contention for parliamentary elections due in October 2012

High Council of Justices extended powers upheld

On Tuesday the Constitutional Court issued a judgement upholding all powers held by the High Council of Justice on dismissing judges. None of the items of the submission from the Supreme Court was allowed.

Memory without Aggression:

Members of the Lviv community are determined to resist any possible acts of provocation on 22 June, the seventieth anniversary of the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany

Court bans all but official events in Lviv on 22 June

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.