Main Trends in human rights aria 2014 (VIDEO engl)

Main Trends in human rights aria 2014 (VIDEO engl)



Human Rights Defenders: Zhovten Cinema May Be Not the Last Victim of Hate Crimes

Human rights defenders assert: numerous questions arise with respect to Zhovten Cinema arson investigation. In particular, there is a question why law enforcers are not willing to recognize the obvious: the crime has been committed on the basis of hatred. And, probably, not just the detainees, but also a specific organization which won’t stop at this arson, stand behind it.


97-Year Old Woman Abased on Two Occasions the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the European Court

The European Court found on two occasions the violation of the right to a fair trial in the case of pensioner Mariia Bochan, in particular, due to the arbitrary interpretation of its decisions by the Supreme Court of Ukraine. As a result the State shall pay off Ms Bochan ˆ 10 thousand. Human rights defenders point out: “Bochan vs Ukraine (No2)” is the first decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with respect to Ukraine. This is an open hint to the national judges and government: “The decision of the European Court shall be abided.”


The Oschadbank Lviv Branch Has Robbed the Pensioners for More than UAH 1 Million

More than 50 pensioners became the victims of the Oschadbank Lviv Branch fraud. For the period of more than ten years people believed that they were depositing their money with the bank, and actually have pocketed up the speculators. The Bank does not admit the guilt and believes that it is not responsible for the actions of its employees committed on its behalf.


Human Rights Defenders Designate the Arrest of Ruslan Kotsaba as Persecution on Political Grounds

The arrest of Ukrainian journalist Ruslan Kotsaba on suspicion of high treason and preventing legitimate activity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations is the persecution on political grounds. This was stated today at the press-conference by the representatives of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.


Human Rights Defenders: Introduction of Certificate from Military Registration and Enlistment Office for Trips Abroad can Prejudice National Interests of Ukraine

The initiative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, demanding persons liable for call-up to have the certificate from military registration and enlistment office to travel abroad and even to leave region is contrary to the Constitution of Ukraine and valid legislation, perpetrates human rights and can prejudice national interests of Ukraine.


The Lawyers of Ukrainian Helsinki Union Will Advise Out-Migrants at the Ombudsman’s Office

The lawyers of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union will provide free legal advice for out-migrants from the occupied Crimea and the ATO zone. Reception will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays 2 PM till 7 PM in the office of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights (21/8 Institutska Str., Khreschatik metro station, exit to Institutska Street).


Contrary to All National and International Norms, Russia Is Deporting Crimean Tatars from Crimea. Is it Possible to Change the Situation?

Human rights defenders regard deportation as a proper name for the ban from entry Crimea, imposed by Russian authorities on Ukrainian citizens – Crimean residents. Ismet Yuksel and Refat Chubarov have experienced the impossibility to return to their homes and relatives, having been provided with no legal grounds. And these are not singular cases of the unlawful Russia’s prohibition to enter Crimea, imposed on Crimean Tatars. The aggrieved persons have nothing to do, but to sue the RF, and to endeavour to draw global community’s attention to this problem.


UHHRU Briefer #4 for January 2015, USAID Human Rights in Action Program

We would like to offer you the Briefer#4 of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union for January 2015 issued within Human Rights in Action Program supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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Open appeal of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union regarding the creation of a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry

On Sunday 27 January 2013 a general meeting was held to form a Public Council attached to the Interior Ministry. This resulted in twenty five of the 35 representatives of civic institutions allowed to the meeting, among them a member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union being elected.


Human rights organizations speak out on sentencing of Yulia Tymoshenko

Human rights organizations have on many occasions expressed concern regarding the political grounds for the criminal prosecution of former government officials. On 11 October the Pechersky District Court in Kyiv issued its verdict against Yulia Tymoshenko, sentencing her to seven years imprisonment over the signing of gas accords with Russia.


On Flagrant Violation of Freedom of Expression in Kharkiv

On 13 September 2011 three Kharkiv TV companies – ATN, Fora and ATVC – were simultaneously removed from air. All three are engaged in independent journalist activities and regularly broadcast criticism of the local authorities and various State bodies. The simultaneous silencing under various pretexts of these three TV companies makes it impossible to doubt the political commissioning of the move.
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