Ukraine: Abducted journalists and officials must be released

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Journalists and officials being unlawfully detained and used as “bargaining chips” by a separatist armed group in eastern Ukraine must be released immediately, Amnesty International said, noting they could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Journali

Ukraine: Abducted journalists and officials must be released - 24 April 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Abducted journalists and officials must be released Journalists and officials being unlawfully detained and used as “bargaining chips” by a separatist armed group in eastern Ukraine must be released immediately, Amnesty International said, noting th Journalists and officials being unlawfully detained and used as “bargaining chips” by a separatist armed group in eastern Ukraine must be released immediately, Amnesty International said, noting they could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Media Node:  Slovyansk Story Location:  Ukraine 49° 45' 2.7036" N, 37° 29' 7.2672" E “The ongoing detention of journalists, municipal officials and residents by an armed group in Slovyansk speaks volumes about the lawlessness that has crept into parts of eastern Ukraine and raises fears the detainees could be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Taking hostages and using them as bargaining chips for political gain is as abhorrent as it is unlawful. ” Source:  Heather McGill, Ukraine Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 24/04/2014 URL:  Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament Description:  Op-ed, 22 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote Description:  News story, 14 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Human rights monitors urgently needed as journalists and activists face wave of attacks in Crimea Description:  News story, 7 March 2014

Ukraine: Nationalist MP launches brutal attack against TV executive - 19 March 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Nationalist MP launches brutal attack against TV executive A violent attack by a nationalist member of parliament against the head of one of Ukraine’s leading TV channels yesterday must be urgently investigated, and those responsible brought to justice, sa A violent attack by a nationalist member of parliament against the head of one of Ukraine’s leading TV channel yesterday must be urgently investigated, and those responsible brought to justice. Media Node:  Ukraine Twitter Tag:  Ukraine Story Location:  United Kingdom 46° 42' 7.9344" N, 34° 3' 29.2176" E See map: Google Maps “This assault on freedom of expression must be immediately investigated and those responsible must be prosecuted. Anything less will only open the door to further attacks against media professionals and activists. ” Source:  Heather McGill, Ukraine researcher at Amnesty International. URL:  Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote Description:  News Story, 14 March 2014. URL:  Ukraine: Journalists at risk of abduction in Crimea Description:  Urgent action, 11 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Human rights monitors urgently needed as journalists and activists face wave of attacks in Crimea Description:  News story, 7 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine must prosecute the perpetrators of demonstration deaths Description:  News story, 26 February 2014

Ukraine. Le référendum controversé en Crimée a été précédé d’affrontements et d’enlèvements

Des observateurs internationaux des droits humains doivent immédiatement être déployés à travers l’Ukraine, certaines informations faisant état d’une multiplication des actes de violence et des disparitions avant le référendum impromptu de dimanche 16 mars, qui pourrait déboucher sur la sécession de la Crimée, dans le sud du pays, a déclaré Amnesty International.

Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote

International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to the secession of the southern Crimea region International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to

Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote - 14 March 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Clashes and abductions ahead of disputed Crimea vote International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to International human rights monitors must immediately be deployed across Ukraine following reports of increasing violence and disappearances ahead of Sunday’s impromptu referendum that could lead to the secession of the southern Crimea region, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Donetsk clashes Story Location:  Ukraine 45° 26' 3.516" N, 34° 7' 24.726" E “Parts of the country are on edge and spilling over into violence. With the referendum scheduled in two days’ time, there is no time to lose. Amidst heightened tensions in the country and the now fatal violence between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian groups, the need for a strong human rights monitoring mission with unimpeded access to all parts of Ukraine, including Crimea, is critical. ” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia Director. Date:  Fri, 14/03/2014 “Windows [on the bus] were broken and many of us were injured. There were a couple of dozen policemen near the bus, and hundreds further away, not intervening. The attackers were yelling ‘get on your knees, on your knees!’ I saw one of the activists lying on the ground and bleeding. Three police officers were standing nearby looking at him, and doing nothing for a very long time.” Source:  Protester in Donetsk who spoke to Amnesty International Date:  Fri, 14/03/2014 URL:  Ukraine: Journalists at risk of abduction in Crimea Description:  Urgent action, 11 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine: Human rights monitors urgently needed as journalists and activists face wave of attacks in Crimea Description:  News story, 7 March 2014 URL:  Ukraine must prosecute the perpetrators of demonstration deaths Description:  News story, 26 February 2014 URL:  ‘It felt like real war’ – An eyewitness account of the EuroMaydan clashes Description:  Blog, 21 February 2014

Crimea: Urge la presencia de observadores ante la oleada de ataques contra periodistas y activistas

Es urgente que se envíe una potente misión internacional a Ucrania, donde aumenta el hostigamiento y la intimidación de periodistas, activistas y manifestantes pacíficos, ha dicho Amnistía Internacional. Es urgente que se envíe una potente misión internacional a Ucrania, donde aumenta el hostigamiento y la intimidación de periodistas, activistas y manifestantes pacíficos, ha dicho Amnistía Internac

Ukraine. Des observateurs des droits humains sont requis en urgence tandis que journalistes et militants sont pris pour cible en Crimée

Des journalistes, des militants et des manifestants non violents étant de plus en plus souvent victimes d’actes de harcèlement et d’intimidation en Crimée, une véritable mission internationale de surveillance de la situation des droits humains est requise de toute urgence en Ukraine, a déclaré Amnesty International.

Ukraine: Human rights monitors urgently needed as journalists and activists face wave of attacks in Crimea - 7 March 2014

Headline Title:  Ukraine: Human rights monitors urgently needed in Crimea With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine, said A With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine.  Media Node:  Crimea Story Location:  Ukraine 45° 4' 44.9652" N, 34° 11' 25.6344" E “Attempting to monitor the human rights situation in Crimea has become a near impossible task. Self-styled Crimean self-defence groups are harassing pro-Ukrainian protesters, journalists and human rights monitors with complete impunity. John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International.” Source:  John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International. URL:  Ukraine: OSCE Monitoring Mission needed to calm tensions and prevent further human rights violations Description:  Public Statement, 7 March 2014. URL:  Russia: Freedom of expression falls victim to the dramatic events in Ukraine’s Crimea Description:  News Story, 3 March 2014.

Crimea: Human rights monitors urgently needed as journalists and activists face wave of attacks

With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine With journalists, activists and peaceful protestors facing increasing harassment and intimidation in Crimea, there is an urgent need for a strong international monitoring mission in Ukraine, said A

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