On a strange “response” to a request sent to Nina Karpachova asking her to appeal to the Government to help defend the constitutional rights of victims of the recent devastating floods
Protest actions against the rigging of the results of the “parliamentary election” were held in Minsk on Sunday. The Belarusian opposition called the elections a farce and urged the international community not to recognise the new “house of representatives” as legitimate
Anatoly Lebedko, leader of the opposition United Civil Party is quoted as saying that "there was no election in Belarus. It was an electoral farce for the West,"
“First prove that the information is public, and then well tell you if you can receive it”
The Resolution passed on 23 September to mark the 75th anniversary of Holodomor of 1932-1933
The Kyiv Court of Appeal reversed awarding huge damages to Yury Sidorenko, Head of the Consulting Council of the consortium SSAPS [Single State Automated Passport System]
Ukraines raiting has fallen and there are no noticeable signs that measures are being taken to fight corruption
According to Ludmila Alexeeva, Head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, what is presently happening in Ingushetia is comparable to what happened earlier in Chechnya and in the 1930s in the entire Soviet Union
22.09.08 | Halya Coynash
On new efforts to foist tried, yet still not true, stereotypes about Ukraine and its people (a response to Michael Prazans article in Le Monde)
According to the head of Donetsk Memorial Oleksandr Bukalov, there is virtually no public control over penal institutions, and what is being seen is a mere imitation of protection of prisoners rights
This study monitored the media during the period from 8 to 13 August and found lack of professionalism, infringements of the standards for presenting information, the lack of a position, deliberate or unintentional manipulation of the audience
Memorial reports on its visit, together with Human Rights Watch, to South Ossetia and on violations of human rights and humanitarian norms in the military conflict zone
A Kyiv lawyer has circulated an open letter to the Minister of Internal Affairs in which he says that despite positive moves and initiatives from the MIA, there has recently been a negative trend in the work of the police at local level
09.09.08 | Halya Coynash
It has become virtually impossible to differentiate between political events and their reflection in the media, and it is politicians themselves who contribute most to this. They dont balk at any genre, and the media unfortunately are all too eager to go along with them
A reply has been received from the Presidents Secretariat to the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Unions letter regarding the extradition to the Russian Federation on 28 July of Oleg Kuznetsov, who had been granted refugee status in Ukraine in March this year.
How can we, Ukraines academic institutes bring up a new and morally steadfast generation when for the seventeenth year now the Ukrainian political milieu, aside from rare moments of spiritual enlightenment, has been unfailingly presenting examples of cynical disregard for Gods laws and immoral assault of the truth?
Hiding behind fine slogans, the organization “Patriot of Ukraine” through its actions discredits and dishonours the very concept of patriotism
03.09.08 | Halya Coynash
The war in Georgia has highlighted clearly that Ukraines stability and development as a law-based democracy is crucial for the stability of Europe itself. Put most crudely, we are all in it together and urgently need to support one another.
We must send an unequivocal message to all members of the authorities that those who violate domestic and international legislation and shame the country will bear personal responsibility for their actions
Russias Human Rights Centre “Memorial” considers the killing of Magomed Yevloev, the owner of the opposition website Ingushetia.ru (http://ingushetiya.ru/ ) to be the latest act of State terror and a demonstrative and cynical crime
According to the website he owned Yevloev was taken away from the runway near the plane by law enforcement officers. The website was threatened with closure following an application from the Prosecutor who claimed that it had published an “extremist” article