A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 16 October 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

More on Russia’s abuse of civilians and medical torture and other torture.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russia sentences Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witnesses to long terms of imprisonment for refusing to renounce their faith (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 13th)

Young Ukrainian seized in Russian-occupied Mariupol because of her name faces huge sentence on fake terrorism charges (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 13th)

‘A whole family died in a neighbouring house’ — resident of Sievierodonetsk (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 10th)

Imprisoned Ukrainian civic journalist Iryna Danilovych may have suffered a stroke due to Russian medical torture (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 10th)

What Ukraine’s operation against Russian-occupied Crimea means for the war (Open Democracy, October 10th)

Abducted and tortured Ukrainian writer and journalist Serhiy Tsyhipa sentenced to 13 years on surreal charges (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

Russia quadruples spending on military propaganda to foist Russian ‘patriotism’ and ‘identity’ on occupied parts of Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

View of destroyed Oskil from the air (Tribunal for Putin October 9th)

Journalist Who Won Courage Award for Her Ukraine War Reporting Goes Missing (Daily Beast, October 4th)

News from Ukraine – general

‘When a rocket hit our shelter, a hot water pipe there was damaged. My friend was doused with boiling water, all his clothes just stuck to him’ (Tribunal for Putin October 13th)

‘We left so that not to hear or see the war’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 12th)

‘Run forward. If you turn around, we'll shoot you’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

‘The military registration and enlistment office said they didn't need my services’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

About 6 million people in Ukraine endangered by mines – Ukraine's Prime Minister (Ukrainska Pravda October 9th)

War-related news from Russia

Russia convicts, but refrains from imprisoning, Memorial Co-Chair for criticism of its war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 12th)

She faces 10 years in jail for anti-war stickers – now she’s being starved (Open Democracy, October 12th)

Torturer appears as ‘witness’ in Russia’s show trial of abducted Ukrainian Yaroslav Zhuk (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

Explainer: What does Russia's exit from the Convention on National Minorities Mean? (The Moscow Times October 5th)

Analysis and comment

Communists Opposed to National Liberation: Ukraine's Bolsheviks 1917-1923 (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign October 14th)

Research: Russia’s biolab lies may be a cover for its own crimes (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 8th)

Research of human rights abuses

ICC field office opens in Ukraine (Tribunal for Putin October 14th)

Russia at the UN justifies its murder of 53 Ukrainian civilians at a funeral wake in Hroza, claiming ‘Zelensky’ is to blame (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

Torture of civilian prisoners and POW in the aftermath of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, — event in the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference (Centre for Civil Liberties October 10th)

Filtration and Forced Relocation: Examining Russia’s Violations of international law, — event in the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference (Centre for Civil Liberties October 10th)

Ukraine should develop mechanism for returning civilian hostages and political prisoners — representatives of authorities (Zmina October 5th)

How deported Ukrainians and citizens under occupation can return home – opinions by human rights defenders (Zmina October 4th)

Responses from Ukraine to events in the Middle East

SD Platform: Side with Progressive Forces in Israel and Palestine for a Lasting Peace (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign 14th October)

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News From Ukraine 💣 Bulletin 68

A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 16 October 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

More on Russia’s abuse of civilians and medical torture and other torture.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russia sentences Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witnesses to long terms of imprisonment for refusing to renounce their faith (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 13th)

Young Ukrainian seized in Russian-occupied Mariupol because of her name faces huge sentence on fake terrorism charges (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 13th)

‘A whole family died in a neighbouring house’ — resident of Sievierodonetsk (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 10th)

Imprisoned Ukrainian civic journalist Iryna Danilovych may have suffered a stroke due to Russian medical torture (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 10th)

What Ukraine’s operation against Russian-occupied Crimea means for the war (Open Democracy, October 10th)

Abducted and tortured Ukrainian writer and journalist Serhiy Tsyhipa sentenced to 13 years on surreal charges (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

Russia quadruples spending on military propaganda to foist Russian ‘patriotism’ and ‘identity’ on occupied parts of Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

View of destroyed Oskil from the air (Tribunal for Putin October 9th)

Journalist Who Won Courage Award for Her Ukraine War Reporting Goes Missing (Daily Beast, October 4th)

News from Ukraine – general

‘When a rocket hit our shelter, a hot water pipe there was damaged. My friend was doused with boiling water, all his clothes just stuck to him’ (Tribunal for Putin October 13th)

‘We left so that not to hear or see the war’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 12th)

‘Run forward. If you turn around, we'll shoot you’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

‘The military registration and enlistment office said they didn't need my services’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 9th)

About 6 million people in Ukraine endangered by mines – Ukraine's Prime Minister (Ukrainska Pravda October 9th)

War-related news from Russia

Russia convicts, but refrains from imprisoning, Memorial Co-Chair for criticism of its war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 12th)

She faces 10 years in jail for anti-war stickers – now she’s being starved (Open Democracy, October 12th)

Torturer appears as ‘witness’ in Russia’s show trial of abducted Ukrainian Yaroslav Zhuk (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

Explainer: What does Russia's exit from the Convention on National Minorities Mean? (The Moscow Times October 5th)

Analysis and comment

Communists Opposed to National Liberation: Ukraine's Bolsheviks 1917-1923 (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign October 14th)

Research: Russia’s biolab lies may be a cover for its own crimes (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 8th)

Research of human rights abuses

ICC field office opens in Ukraine (Tribunal for Putin October 14th)

Russia at the UN justifies its murder of 53 Ukrainian civilians at a funeral wake in Hroza, claiming ‘Zelensky’ is to blame (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group October 11th)

Torture of civilian prisoners and POW in the aftermath of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, — event in the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference (Centre for Civil Liberties October 10th)

Filtration and Forced Relocation: Examining Russia’s Violations of international law, — event in the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference (Centre for Civil Liberties October 10th)

Ukraine should develop mechanism for returning civilian hostages and political prisoners — representatives of authorities (Zmina October 5th)

How deported Ukrainians and citizens under occupation can return home – opinions by human rights defenders (Zmina October 4th)

Responses from Ukraine to events in the Middle East

SD Platform: Side with Progressive Forces in Israel and Palestine for a Lasting Peace (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign 14th October)

🔴This bulletin is put together by labour movement activists in solidarity with Ukrainian resistance. More information at Ukraine Information Group.

We are also on twitter. Our aim is to circulate information in English that to the best of our knowledge is reliable. If you have something you think we should include, please send it to 2U022ukrainesolidarity@gmail.com.

The bulletin is also stored on line here.

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To stop it, please reply with the word “STOP” in the subject field.

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