The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, called on the Ukrainian government and representatives of “de facto authorities that control parts of the territory of the state” to establish a monitoring, protection and prosecution system to prevent torture, the organization’s press service said. “Despite the visible improvement in the recent past, torture and ill-treatment..
On Tuesday, May 1, an Italian photojournalist Giorgio Bianchi was detained at the Kiev Borispol airport. Earlier, he was banned from entering Ukraine. He himself told RIA Novosti on the phone, waiting for the return flight to his homeland. “Today I flew to Boryspil by an early flight at about 07.30 am At the passport..
In Kiev, arrested the head of RIA Novosti Ukraina Kirill Vyshinsky. This is reported by his colleagues. According to them, it happened on the street next to his house. At the same time, UNN, citing an informed source, notes that Kirill Vyshinsky was detained on the basis of the crime provided for in Article 111..
The international human rights organization Human Rights Watch condemned the sanctions on popular Russian social networks in Ukraine and stated that Petro Poroshenko should cancel the ban. This is stated on the website of HRW. “This is another example of the ease with which Poroshenko illegally tries to control public discourse in Ukraine,” said the..
Washington, DC – Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) are leading more than 50 House Republicans and Democrats in pushing for the U.S. Department of State to exert diplomatic pressure on Ukraine and Poland for recent in incidents of state-sponsored Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism. “We urge you to join us and..
Despite Closer European Ties, Kyiv Not Meeting Commitments (Brussels) – The leaders of the European Union should press Ukraine at their summit from 12 to 13 July 2017 to fulfill their human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch reports. The meeting in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, comes several weeks after Ukraine provided visa-free travel for..
The systematic pressure of the authorities on freedom of speech and on unwanted media, in particular, on the Internet newspaper “Country”, fell on the pages of the US Department of State’s report on human rights in Ukraine. The report was prepared by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Thus, in section 2, entitled..
The other day the authoritative German edition of Die Welt devoted five pages to the revelations of Alexander Onishchenko about the corruption of Petro Poroshenko. “Country” publishes the full translation of this article. A story about. “Real money is being made in the gas industry,” says Alexander Onischenko. He sits on a low comfortable sofa..