ZMINA Human Rights Center collected evidence of how Ukrainians were kidnapped, interrogated, and tortured en masse by Russian occupying forces during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to human rights defenders, the Russian military treats the entire population of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine as a threat. Torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading […]
Yaroslav Zhuk made a statement about torture with a shocker and brutal beating by officials of the Rostov-on-Don pre-trial detention center as soon as the court hearing in his case based on trumped-up charges began in early June of this year. Zhuk is a car mechanic and a resident of Melitopol, a city in the […]
During the occupation of Kupyansk, 30-year-old local resident Dmytro Hrechanyi was taking photos and recording videos of the movement of Russian military equipment and sending them along with geolocation marks to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). In early August, Dmytro and his girlfriend Olena [name is changed] were summoned to the police station for questioning: they were asked whether they cooperated with the Ukrainian special services. During the interrogation, the occupiers made a backup copy of the man's phone and found previously deleted pictures of military equipment. Both of them were imprisoned and held separately.
From the beginning of the full-scale invasion and until the liberation of Izyum from the Russian occupiers, the Izyum Central Hospital did not stop working even for a day. During the month of the heaviest shelling and bombing, seven people, including a plumber, an electrician, nurses, a traumatologist and a surgeon, provided care to hundreds of injured and sick. ZMINA tells how surgeries were performed and babies were born in the basement of the dilapidated hospital, as well as how two civilians tortured almost to death by the Russians were saved here.
ZMINA talked to people, volunteers, and drivers who crossed the checkpoints in Vasylivka. In a few months, they turned into a separate world, subject to the changing mood of the occupiers – lawlessness reigns here, people have to spend nights by the road in tents and cars or neighboring villages, undergo humiliating inspections, and do not have access to healthcare. The physically and psychologically exhausting wait for departure has already claimed the lives of more than ten people.
At the end of June, a ZMINA journalist visited Shestovytsia together with the Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv experts who document the Russian war crimes of the Russians within Ukraine 5 AM Coalition. The article tells about life in the village during the occupation.
Human rights defenders call upon Ministries and other responsible bodies to assess the situation with internats in the war-affected areas and organize the evacuation of those that can be evacuated as soon as possible.
The attacker threatened to kill the victim and other activists who were walking alongside him
They published an analytical report after analyzing the impact of Russian militarization on the situation with human rights in Crimea
This is the fourth “meeting” of law enforcers with Izetov
The reason for the search was an anonymous letter on the illegal circulation of arms and drugs and alleged involvement of Ametov
Amnesty International calls the case on charges of weapons possession fabricated and the proceedings as absurd
Police opened the case under Article 125 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Intended minor bodily injury) and not under the article on a hate crime
For the third time witnesses Maria Kostiuk and Serhiy Meshkovyi failed to appear at a court hearing
Experts voiced recommendations that could improve the situation with freedom of speech on the peninsula
Also, according to the update information of the SBU, currently 418 people are on the list of missing persons
The occupation authorities organized the work of the field kitchen
On the administrative border in Armyansk for six hours FSB has interrogated every member of the filming crew
Щоп’ятниці отримуйте найцікавіші матеріали тижня: важливі новини та актуальні анонси, розлогі тексти й корисні інструкції.