October 30, Political Prisoners’ Day
Do not remain indifferent to Ukrainian political prisoners kept in Russia's jails
Political Prisoners’ Day was first commemorated on 30 October 1974 by prisoners in the Soviet political labour camps. Today more than ever before, the international community is called upon to remember the victims of Russian repressive machine.
The decision on 25th August by a military court in Russia to sentence the Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison and socialist and anti-fascist activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years was strongly condemned by the international community. Ukrainian political prisoners are charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”. They are accused of arson of the offices of Russian political organizations and planning the bombing of the Soviet Memorial monument in Crimea.
Nadia Savchenko, Ukrainian MP and pilot, alleged "joint perpetrator of murder" of two Russian journalists in Donbas. Savchenko was elected PACE delegate from Ukraine, but Russian court does not release it to the Assembly.
Ahtem Çiygoz was detained by the Russian occupying authorities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on 29 January 2015. Ciygoz was placed under arrest on trumped-up charges of “organizing mass disorder” near building of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea on 26 February 2014.
Russia predicts new crisis in EU-Ukraine relations 24 October, 21:04
Ukraine in UN to oppose attempts to undermine world order 24 October, 22:37
Peskov denies Putin, Poroshenko talking in raised voice in Berlin 24 October, 17:23
- SOCIETY11:14Groysman: We conduct large-scale reform of local self-government in Ukraine
- SOCIETY10:3180 human rights organizations urge not to allow Russia to UN Human Rights Council
- UKRAINE CRISIS 09:43Donbas conflict: 40 attacks reported, - ATO HQ
- SOCIETY08:58Netherlands consider two options for MH17 trial
- UKRAINE CRISIS 08:16Steinmeier: Minsk agreements help to prevent fire in the heart of Europe
- UKRAINE CRISIS 23:5925 attacks from Russia-backed militants reported, - ATO HQ
- UA & EU23:22Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Liechtenstein and Norway join EU anti-Russia sanctions
- POLITICS22:37Ukraine in UN to oppose attempts to undermine world order
- RUSSIA21:53Russia opens criminal cases against six Ukraine’s Armed Forces commanders
- UA & EU21:04Russia predicts new crisis in EU-Ukraine relations
SOCIETY 10:30, 18 July Matriculation campaign 2015: new challenges for Ukraine
18:56, 24 October Ahtem Chyigoz hearings continued in the 'court' of occupied Crimea
18:29, 24 October Security Service shuts down illegal traffic chain