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Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Road Control lawyer Viktor Smaliy finally released

23.02.14
The charges against Viktor Smaliy were absurd and seemed both part of a general offensive against the civic watchdog Road Control and a lesson to other lawyers to watch their step..
The right to a fair trial

Viktor Smaliy remains in detention on farcical charges

18.02.14
Road Control lawyer,Viktor Smaliy has not been released under the so-called ’amnesty laws’ although the charges against him seem deliberately aimed at sending a message to lawyers defending peaceful protesters, as well as part of a general campaign against the civic watchdog Road Control
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Maidan Self-Defense activists prosecuted for catching a thief

12.02.14
Four members of the Maidan Self-Defense force are facing criminal charges over an incident which appears to have been orchestrated with police connivance
Freedom of peaceful assembly, Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Open threats and covert plans as ‘hostage law’ deadline nears

11.02.14 | Halya Coynash
Repressive measures and overt blackmail as the deadline for compliance with a so-called ‘amnesty law’ approaches have coincided with ominous reports of plans for extending police powers to curtail peaceful protest if the conditions are not met.
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Hrushevsky Prisoners Poltavets and Tsilytsky to remain in custody

11.02.14
Both men, like the Bankova Prisoners, were seriously beaten up and are now facing charges of organizing mass riots, with these based solely on the testimony of the police officers who detained them.
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Kyiv judge who didn’t remand 4 student protesters loses her post

11.02.14
Iryna Mamontova, head of the Obolon District Court in Kyiv imposed house arrest on four students of the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television who were charged without any evidence with involvement in the Jan 19 disturbances on Hrushevsky St
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan, The right to a fair trial

Ruling majority takes hostages through new “amnesty law”

29.01.14 | Halya Coynash
According to the version proposed by the president’s representative in parliament, EuroMaidan protesters must first vacate government buildings, roads etc, and only then will people in detention over the protests be released. If they don’t vacate them within 15 days, the deal is off.
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

AutoMaidan leader remanded in custody for 2 months

28.01.14
Khadzhynov was detained on Jan 27 in Cherkasy. 7 AutoMaidan cars which came to Cherkasy from Kyiv were also set upon.
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Road Control journalist Andriy Dzyndzya freed

27.01.14
The preposterous charges linked to the Bankova St disturbances have been dropped in accordance with the controversially amended amnesty law, though he is now suspected of having “injured” a traffic police inspector by spitting on him…
Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

Extremist! Jailed for transporting tyres

26.01.14
Dmytro Yurchenko has just been remanded in custody for 30 days for alleged “extremist activities”, otherwise known as transporting tyres in his car. Volodymyr Karahyaur and two others have been jailed for 2 months for buying petrol