30.04.08 | Halya Coynash
They say that news travels fast. So, unfortunately, do lies. The speed with which the “story” described below reached quite different media outlets has made many people in Ukraine question whether it, so to speak, travelled, or was transported. Be that as it may, other questions also beg our consideration
24.04.08 | Halya Coynash
I would ask Yury Lutsenko and all those calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty to just type in the following words on Google: DNA, wrongful, prison. Or try torture and confession. Youll read enough arguments to last a lifetime
The list apparently contains the names of many human rights defenders and representatives of the law enforcement system investigating crimes believed to be racially motivated
The National Union of Journalist of Ukraine [NUJU] has drawn up a list of 15 public officials and judges who, in its opinion, are strangling freedom of speech in Ukraine.
Dilshod Kurbanov, whose extradition on politically motivated charges of a religious nature is demanded by the Uzbekistan authorities, must not be extradited from Russia pending further notification
22.04.08 | Sergey Kovalev
Report by Sergey Kovalev at the meeting between the EU delegation and a delegation of Russian NGOs on the eve of the new round of EU-Russia consultations on human rights defence
The Tula Regional Court has rejected an appeal against the extradition of Dilshod Kubanov in violation of Russian Federation legislation and norms of international law.
A Kyiv court has found two men guilty of inciting racial hatred and enmity and one also guilty of murdering Nigerian national Kunyon Myevi Hodi on 25 October 2006.
On the recent response by Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Lutsenko expressing support for reinstatement of the death penalty for particularly grave crimes against a person, on the Constitutional Courts conclusion that the death penalty contravenes the Constitution, and on Ukraines European choice
There are 427 Muslim cemeteries in the Crimea and the Crimean police have sent a letter to city and district administrations speaking of the need to find money to pay for civil security for the graveyards in cooperation with the local police
Oleksandr Severyn, legal adviser to the “Maidan” Alliance has won a civil suit against the Prosecutor Generals Office for failing to do anything about his demand to initiate a criminal investigation over the blocking of the Verkhovna Rada
238 National Deputies (236 votes were needed) voted on Tuesday to pass through its second reading the draft law “On amendments to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes on humanizing criminal liability
15.04.08 | Arkady Bushchenko
In March Oleg Kuznetsov, a Russian businessman was granted asylum in Ukraine. Quite unexpectedly, this rather modest event was interpreted in a Russian newspaper within the context of the confrontation of Russian and Ukrainian military industry complexes and discussion around Ukraines joining of NATO
According to the Minister of Internal Affairs, these skinheads are aged between 14 and 27 and are in gangs of from 20 to 50 people. Such groups exist in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhya, Lviv, Sevastopol, Chernihiv and the Crimea
02.04.08 | Yevhen Zakharov
Yet another occasion where a special forces unit may have been deployed but where the secrecy of the Department for the Execution of Sentences makes it virtually impossible to check the facts