Recently an appeal was issued for a call for new new popular left organisation based on Ukraine's vernacular socialist traditions - its author was Maxim Osadchuk a leading activists of the Autonomous Resistance in Lviv one of the most successful left organisations in Ukraine. Recently however Autonomous Resistance have faced repression by the security police the SBU who … Continue reading Stop Repression of the Ukrainian Left Activists in Lviv
Totalitarian tendencies in post-Maidan Ukraine
In Ukraine, the state apparatus, far-right movements and patriotic citizens are working together to shut down debate and silence criticism. March 2016: 2,000 people rally in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko at Independence Square in Kiev. (c) Sergei Chuzavkov / AP / Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Under Ukraine’s pre-Maidan criminal regime, any … Continue reading Totalitarian tendencies in post-Maidan Ukraine
Slave labour in Lugansk: what war in Ukraine has “achieved”
The separatist “Lugansk people’s republic” in eastern Ukraine is using 5000 prisoners as slave labour, a report by local human rights campaigners says. The prisoners are caught in a legal no man’s land. Most of them were sentenced and jailed by the Ukrainian court system, which the “people’s republic” – established in May 2014 by … Continue reading Slave labour in Lugansk: what war in Ukraine has “achieved”
THE BANNING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE
A SYMPOSIUM OF UKRAINIAN SOCIALISTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS On 16th December 2015, the District Administrative Court of Kyiv agreed to the request of the Minister of Justice to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) from being able to officially operate or participate in elections. The move has been condemned by Amnesty International and the … Continue reading THE BANNING OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF UKRAINE
AGAINST SYSTEMIC VIOLATIONS OF CITIZENS’ RIGHTS AND ASSAULT ON POLITICAL FREEDOM IN UKRAINE!
Throughout 2014-5 the conduct and decisions of various bodies of Ukraine’s executive and legislative branches of power have grossly violated Ukrainians’ citizens’ rights guaranteed by the Constitution, the ECHR, and fundamental rights 1. Free speech and freedom of expression are guaranteed by Article 34 of the Constitution of Ukraine (CoU) and Article 10 of the … Continue reading AGAINST SYSTEMIC VIOLATIONS OF CITIZENS’ RIGHTS AND ASSAULT ON POLITICAL FREEDOM IN UKRAINE!
Report on the human rights mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts
The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group [KHPG], together with the German NGO ‘European Exchange’ and representatives of NGOs from the Russian Federation and Germany with the support of the German Foreign Ministry, carried out an international mission to monitor human rights in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on territory which is back under Ukrainian control. … Continue reading Report on the human rights mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts
Russian woman charged with ‘treason’ for reporting soldiers sent to Ukraine
Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group After months in which the Russian authorities have tried to conceal information about Russian soldiers fighting and dying in Ukraine, a Smolensk mother of seven is in detention facing charges of treason for trying to divulge this ‘state secret’. Svetlana Davydova is in the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow facing … Continue reading Russian woman charged with ‘treason’ for reporting soldiers sent to Ukraine
Torture as usual at Kyiv police station?
Bitter déjà vu as the police of a Kyiv police station are accused of beating up an underage activist, keeping him in custody for what they claim was an attempt to destroy a Roshen chocolates kiosk, and long denying him access to a lawyer Well-known journalist and recently elected MP, Ihor Lutsenko has accused the … Continue reading Torture as usual at Kyiv police station?