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EU must press Ukraine at summit to stop police abuses

Endemic abuse by Ukraine’s police force needs to be strongly challenged during the EU-Ukraine summit on 19 December, Amnesty International said today.Monday’s planned summit in Kyiv has been a source of diplomatic tension as the EU continues to criticise Ukraine’s politically motivated prosecution...
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Jailed former Ukraine prime minister must be released

A former Ukrainian prime minister jailed today for abuse of office must be released, Amnesty International said today.Yuliya Tymoshenko was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Kyiv court for signing a multi-million dollar energy contract with Russia in January 2009, while she was Prime...

‘Justice not done’ in Ukrainian student death investigation

An investigation into the death in custody of a Ukrainian student is seriously flawed, Amnesty International said today after a court effectively cleared two police officers of responsibility for his death.Ihor Indilo, 19, died from a fractured skull and internal bleeding on 17 May 2010 after being...

Ukraine must not forcibly extradite Chechen man to Russia

Amnesty International has urged the Ukrainian authorities not to extradite to Russia a Chechen refugee amid fears he would be at risk of torture and other grave human rights violations. Ahmed Chataev, who had reportedly been tortured by Russian forces after he was detained in Chechnya during...

Ukraine forcibly returns 11 Tamil asylum-seekers

The Ukrainian government forcibly returned 11 ethnic Tamil asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka this week. It is feared that their return to Sri Lanka will expose them to the risk of serious human rights violations including torture and ill treatment. Amnesty International has strongly condemned Ukraine’s...