Tag Archives: arbitrariness

Ukraine | Chief Editor of Ukraine’s Vesti Links Searches to Media Holding’s Publications

On July 14, earlier in the day, Ukrainian newspaper Vesti said that special services were conducting searches in its office in the Gulliver trade center in Kiev, and the work of the editorial office was blocked. Later, Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatolii Matios said that law enforcers were conducting more than 180 searches in the premises located in the Gulliver, owned by former Revenues and Duties Minister Oleksandr Klymenko, including the editorial office of Radio Vesti.

Ukraine | Neue Repressionen gegen ukrainische Medien

Das regierungskritische Internet-Portal strana.ua wurde in der vergangenen Nacht von Ermittlern durchsucht. Chefredakteur Igor Guschwa wurde verhaftet.

Am Donnerstag um 22:30 Uhr brachen 15 Beamte des ukrainischen Geheimdienstes SBU und der Nationalen Polizei der Ukraine die Tür zur Redaktion des regierungskritischen Internetportals strana.ua in Kiew auf. Die Beamten verhinderten zunächst, dass eine Anwältin einer Durchsuchung der Redaktionsräume beiwohnen konnte. Gegenüber den zehn Mitarbeitern der Redaktion und einer später zugelassenen Anwältin weigerten sich die Beamten ihre Namen zu nennen.

Ukraine | Games of Patriots” with Courts in Ukraine

Over the past two days in Ukraine, there have been events that show how the current system of power of the Kiev government works. It failed to establish a totalitarian regime and is forced to achieve the desired results by selective pressure on its opponents. This is how the prosecutor’s office builds relations with Ukrainian courts when it comes to detaining opposition activists. On June 26, the Odessa court released Anatoly Slobodyanik under house arrest. Slobodyanik and member of the local council Gennady Kushnaryov were arrested allegedly for preparing a kidnapping of the MP Alexei Goncharenko, who has a persistent anti-rating in his native city. Both deny their guilt, and the case materials testify that it was artificially fabricated to arrest oppositionists. Both Slobodyanik and Kushnaryov have health problems.
On June 26, the court granted the defense’s motion and decided to transfer Slobodyanik to house arrest. The next day, a similar petition by Kushnaryov was to be considered. However, on the evening of June 26, opposition media reported that the prosecutor’s office decided to put pressure on the court to prevent Kushnaryov’s release. To this end, the prosecutor appealed for help to fascist activists. They had to appear in a court and put pressure on the judges to make the decision necessary for the prosecutor. June 27 it happened indeed. The fascist crowd filled the court, but the task assigned to it could not be fulfilled. The fascists simply thwarted the court session, so the court did not take any decision. The struggle for the liberation of Kushnaryov will continue.

Ukraine | State security and tortures: nothing changed in Ukraine

UN High comissioner for rights issued a new report on human rights violation in Ukraine. It is remarkable that nothing changed in state policy of Kiev regime. Its secret services continue arbitrary arrests and tortures. The report tells:

China | Right to communicate violated: Labour Activist has been detained and isolated for 16 months

Chinese labour activist Meng Han was sentenced to a prison term of 21 months by Panyu District Court of Guangzhou City on 3 November 2016, for “gathering crowds to disrupt public order” as he helped organize workers to defend their rights. He was then sent to serve his sentence in Shaoguan Prison of Guangdong Province and is expected to be released in September 2017. Together with the detention prior the sentence, Meng has been detained for over 16 months. Since his detention on 3 December 2015, his family has attempted to visit him over a dozen times but in vain. No matter it was the No.1 Detention Centre of Guangzhou or Shaoguan Prison, the authorities denied his family’s rights to see him. In late March 2017, Meng’s parents visited Shaoguan Prison again and were told that Meng had been going through education and therefore could not be visited. Frustrated, his family made various complaints at the Bureau of Public Security and never received any feedback. Now, they start to feel extremely worried about Meng’s conditions.