Human Rights Information Center’s top ten photos 2015

Дата: 30 November 2015
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On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Information Center presents its top ten photos taken in 2015.

Silent sorrow

A woman commemorates the first killed Euromaidan activists – Serhiy Nigoyan, Mikhail Zhiznevsky, and Roman Senyk.

Dozens of protesters were injured those days in 2014 – broken eyes, gas poisoning, mutilated limbs – while the investigation into crimes still has not given significant results.

January 23, 2015

Thirst for justice


January 19, 2015, the Court of Appeal of Kyiv decides whether to release ATO soldier Mykola Medvedtsky, who had fired at the fence of the Supreme Court judge Anatoly Skotiar, under house arrest.

January 19, 2015

Impunity for offender of journalists

Journalists and activists pay tribute to the memory of killed journalist Georgy Gongadze and all fallen media workers on the Independence Square in Kyiv. Ukraine went down from 127th place to 129th place in the world media freedom ranking 2015.

September 16, 2015

Human rights not on the agenda


During the Equality March on Obolonska Quay in Kyiv, at least ten march participants and five police officers were injured by radical men. After the action had been completed, the march participants were chased.

June 6, 2015


An activist is looking at the photos of Crimea. On this day, about two hundred activists took part in the flash mob, having lined up making up the phrase “Crimea is Ukraine” on the Independence Square in Kyiv

February 28, 2015

Interior Ministry’s watchdogs

Activists and experts of the Reanimation Package of Reforms call on the MPs to finalize the bills of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine. The authorities did not take the proposals of activists into account.

May 20, 2015

Discriminators of the year

Activists demand that Ukrainian lawmakers pass the bill to allow 1.5 million IDPs voting on the local elections. The Parliament failed to take this step, and was hence recognized as one of the biggest discriminators of the year and received the anti-prize in the nomination “The most dangerous legislative initiative.”

September 14, 2015

Frail lustration

Chair of the Public Lustration Committee Oleksandra Drik says that the government has offered fierce resistance to lustration this year. The Interior Ministry and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine have become the leaders among the lustration law violators.

Difficult dialogue


Pro-Russian militants transfer twenty “transit prisoners” to Kyiv in Donetsk region. The Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights said that talks with the militants were difficult and that the transfer was made possible only thanks to the UN mediation.

August 5, 2015

One man is the man

During the court hearing in the Kirovohrad region court, judge Serhiy Bondarenko says about the pressure exerted on him by the head of the Court of Appeal of Cherkasy region. The law enforcement officers have failed to investigate the alleged facts of corruption in the court.

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