30.08.07 | Halya Coynash
If we were dogs, now, all would be well – a sniff at each plate, and the relevant choice would be clear. No indigestion, no unfortunate, shall we say, consequences. For humans, however, the problems are greater. Political dishes do not obligingly stink when theyre off ...
The Kyiv migration office has issued Chechen asylum-seeker Lemma Susarov with a document confirming his status as a person whose application for refugee status is being processed. The document is valid until 30 October 2007
CVU has supported the Presidents submission to the Constitutional Court to have the amendments to the Law on the Election of National Deputies reviewed. According to the changes, voters who have gone abroad and do not return within three days of the elections are taken off the voter register
Novaya Gazeta does not agree with Chaikas allegations of foreign organization of the crime which the latter claimed was part of a conspiracy aimed at discrediting President Putin and destabilizing the situation in Russian before the elections
Ukraines Security Service says that all its archives on this “planned crime against humanity” have been declassified, but they need cooperation from their Russian colleagues for the full truth to be told
On Independence Day, this interview given by Myroslav Marynovych seems an extraordinarily appropriate way to remember all those committed to a free Ukraine in which human rights and human dignity are paramount
In a country where there is no monument and not even graves for millions of our people – victims of a State-induced Holodomor, millions of victims of State Terror, slaves erect monuments to the founder of serfdom! (On the proposed monument to Catherine the Great in Odessa)
Ukraines Chief Rabbi Azriel Khaikin has addressed a letter to main government bodies with regard to constant incidents involving anti-Semitism in Zhytomyr
Pavel Severinets, a recent political prisoner and one of those detained during a book presentation commented that in todays Belarus the division between the [penal] “zone” and life at liberty is gradually being eroded
Human rights defenders have called on the Russian Prosecutor General to “have a criminal investigation which is absolutely absurd for civilized societyterminated in view of the lack of any crime.”
In Belarus NOTHING has changed:On this 16th day of the month, remember those imprisoned and persecuted in Belarus. Light your candles with people in Belarus and tell your politicians and media that by ignoring human rights abuse we are abetting it
The annual trip to pay homage to victims whose unmarked graves lie in the Sandarmokh Clearing had particular poignancy on this seventieth anniversary of the unleashing of the Great Terror. It was also the first delegation to be led by the Institute for National Remembrance and sponsored by the government
Despite objections from the opposition, the Central Election Commission has decided to simplify the procedure for home-voting
The Polish Council for the Preservation of Memorials investigative team has found another seven Polish graves of NKVD victims in the Bykivnya Forest near Kyiv
11.08.07 | Halya Coynash
On one personal hiccup in critical thinking, the temptation to adjust the truth and growing concern over a squalid historical remake emerging from the recesses of the Kremlin.
The Committee of Voters of Ukraine has pointed to inadequate information regarding candidates in the elections and the risk that the work of the Central Election Commission will be blocked, in particular with regard to home voting posing the danger of vote rigging
The UNIAN press agencys new project should provide exciting possibilities for broadening awareness of the work of human rights organizations and generally of human rights issues
03.08.07 | Halya Coynash
“Grotesque when you realize that these were quotas on repression. You have fixed amounts of construction material, things, but not human lives..."
According to the Minister of Justice, the number of low income Ukrainians needing free legal aid has decreased. And not just a little. Human rights groups would respectfully suggest an alternative interpretation for the statistics cited