Statement of the Coalition for Protecting Civil Society with regard to inactivity of police in investigating attack on “Ukrinform”

On July 30, 2019 a group of 10 individuals wearing t-shirts with a name of the organization “Tradition and Order” attacked Ukrainian National Information Agency “Ukrinfom” where at that time a press-conference on possible falsifications of the elections on voting district #50 took place. In result of the attack three persons were wounded to include a journalists and a technical support employee, former ATO soldier. He suffered from...

Statement of the Coalition for Protecting Civil Society on establishment of Temporary Investigation Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of IX convocation to investigate cases of attack on Kateryna Handziuk and other civic activists.

Civil society in Ukraine demands from Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of IX convocation to establish Temporary Investigation Commission in order to investigate attacks on Kateryna Nadziuk and other civic activists. In 2017-2018, a wave of unprecedented attacks on civic activists took place in Ukraine. Civic activists gathered information on the most violent attacks and murders starting from 2017. This is so-called “List of Handziuk”, which...

Statement of the Coalition for Protecting Civil Society with regard to the attack of Turkish diplomats on participants of a peaceful meeting

We, Members of the Coalition for Protecting Civil Society condemn the act of aggression, made by representatives of diplomatic mission of Turkey in Ukraine directed towards participants of peaceful meeting, which took place next to the Consulate of Turkey on October 11, 2019. Such actions of diplomats are severe violations of international law. Thus, Turkish diplomatic servants attacked and physically assaulted activists who came to the...

Statement of the Coalition on ineffective investigation of the murder of a civic activist Kateryna Handziuk

We Ukrainian human rights organizations believe inappropriate covering those who ordered an assault on Kateryna Handziuk. We call law enforcements to investigate not only a murder of Kateryna but also the sabotage of investigation itself. On November 4, 2018 the world was shocked by a horrible news about the death of Kateryna Handziuk. Representatives of law enforcement agencies made another portion of statements to ensure that all necessary...

STATEMENT of the Coalition to Protect Civil Society regarding assassination of Kateryna Handziuk: activists demand the resignation of Lutsenko and Avakov

Kateryna Handziuk, a public activist and employee of the executive committee of Kherson City Council, died on November 4 in the burn center of Kyiv City Hospital №2. The death happened three months after the day when she was brutally attacked on July 31, 2018, in Kherson. One liter of sulfuric acid was poured on Kateryna’s head. As a result, the activist received 40% of body burns and got to intensive care department. All three months...

Statement of the Members of the Coalition on the attack on anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko Chief of National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev Chief of National Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Grytsak Constitution Court of Ukraine Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Authorized Human Rights Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Lyudmyla Denisova UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office Governments of the EU Countries, USA and...

Statement of the Members of the Coalition on the attack on anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko Chief of National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Kniazev Chief of National Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Grytsak Constitution Court of Ukraine Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Authorized Human Rights Representative of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Lyudmyla Denisova UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office Governments of the EU Countries, USA and...