Starting from November 22, the onset of the Ukrainian peaceful protest rallies under the heading of ‘Euro-Maidan’, cases of brutal violation of human rights and freedoms are becoming increasingly frequent in different regions of Ukraine.
Brutal violation of human rights and freedoms in different regions of Ukraine culminating in the forceful dispersal of the peaceful rally on the Independence Square in Kyiv on November 30, 2013 at 4 am, as well as using force on December 1, 2013 in Bankova Street, prevent constructive dialogue with the current Ukrainian government. Therefore, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union announces that:
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is appalled by the cynical and senseless violence demonstrated during the unlawful dispersing of the peaceful protest on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv and other acts of violence throughout the country.
International AIDS Day, December 1 - is not just an occasion to emphasize the living conditions and the prevalence of the AIDS epidemic in Ukraine. The necessarily is arising to ask more critical question – how do HIV-positive people feel and whether are their rights protected?
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union received a letter from István Gajdos, MP, regarding his nomination for the Thistle of the Year – 2013 as the author of ‘the most harmful legislative initiative in the field of human rights’. Here is the full text of the document.
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU) starts to gather information on violations of the right to peaceful assembly across Ukraine. Please, inform us about all court rulings that prohibit or limit peaceful assemblies and cases of physical violence by police against civic activists. Please, send your information to office @ helsinki.org.ua or leave it on the UHHRU Facebook page.
The Ukrainian courts are virtually inaccessible for people with limited mobility, - this is the conclusion made by the coordinators of the Ukrainian campaign ‘Justice without barriers, who have recently published their findings after monitoring 72 Ukrainian courts in 16 Ukrainian oblasts. In addition to physical barriers, there are many meaningless rules and restrictions that make it difficult for citizens to exercise their right to a fair trial.
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, the All-Ukrainian Association of Civic Organizations, and “No Borders” Project express their deep concerns regarding possible extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a well-known Kazakh opposition politician, to Ukraine.
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