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Two lawyers face renewed threats in relation to their work on a high profile murder case. One of them has also been subjected to a lawsuit in connection with her work.
Aleksandr Minchenok disappeared on 21 July after being “arrested” by pro-Kyiv forces while travelling in eastern Ukraine. His parents, who have not heard from him since July, fear for his life.
Mirsobir Khamidkariev was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment on extremism charges following an unfair trial. There are credible allegations that he was tortured in detention.
A separatist armed group fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine published a YouTube video which shows a public gathering voting by show of hands to put to death one alleged rapist and sent a...