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Ensure Due Process; Investigate Torture, Liberty Violations

(Berlin) – Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) arbitrarily detained a Ukrainian woman, held her incommunicado, and tortured her, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities charged the woman, Daria Mastikasheva, with treason, and a court in Dnipro has…
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All Sides Should Ensure Delivery of Aid to Civilians in Rebel-Held Areas

(Berlin) – Travel restrictions imposed by the government of Ukraine have contributed to serious delays in the delivery of humanitarian aid, particularly medicines and medical equipment, to civilians in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, Human…
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Ensure Delivery of Medical Supplies to Civilians in Rebel-Held Areas

9 March 2015 Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) 01034, Kyiv-34, Volodymyrska St., 35 (044) 279-30-40pressinfo@ssu.gov.ua Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 01008, Kyiv, Grushevskogo str., 12/2press@yatsenyuk.org.ua Ministry of…
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Drug Regulations Will Benefit Tens of Thousands

(Berlin) – Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers’ approval of new regulations on access to pain medicines will dramatically expand healthcare services for patients with incurable illnesses and reduce unnecessary suffering, Human Rights Watch said today. …
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Uncontrolled Pain Ukraine’s Obligation to Ensure Evidence-Based Palliative Care Map of Ukraine Glossary Prologue: The Story of Vlad Zhukovsky Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Overview:…
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Ensure Availability of Effective, Inexpensive Medications

(Kiev) - Tens of thousands of patients with advanced cancer in Ukraine unnecessarily suffer from severe pain every year because they cannot get effective, safe, and inexpensive pain medications, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. …
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On Police Harassment of Drug Dependence Patients, Providers, and Organizations

Dear President Yanukovych, We write to express our deep concern regarding ongoing harassment by state prosecutors and law enforcement targeting substance abuse treatment patients, care providers, and HIV organizations throughout Ukraine.  We urge you…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

This submission summarizes Human Rights Watch’s key concerns with Ukraine’s compliance with its international obligations in the context of four areas that have been the focus of Human Rights Watch’s work in recent years – human rights abuses fueling the…
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The Ukrainian government’s considerable efforts to combat Europe’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemic are being undermined by its failure to end persistent violence and discrimination against people at highest risk of infection, Human Rights Watch said in a report…
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Letter to President Yushchenko Opposing Proposed Drug Reclassification

Dear President Yushchenko: We write to express our deep concern about proposed amendments to Ukraine's drug classification tables, which would revise the standards for criminal possession of illicit drugs to criminalize the possession of very small…