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 crimea human rights defender emil kurbedinov

Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov faces accusations of allegedly displaying “extremist” symbols. 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a period of martial law in order to repel “armed aggression” and ensure national security.

Senior Advisor for Policy

The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

Raid on the Crimean Solidarity meeting

Freedom House responds to Russian Federation Security Services’ (FSB) issuance of legal notices to human rights activists associated with the Crimean Solidarity movement.

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Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy

Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework and extremist groups, which resort to violence to influence society.

Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy Ukrainian Translation

Ультраправий екстремізм несе загрозу демократичному розвитку українського суспільства. У цьому тексті викладений огляд діяльності та впливу ультраправих, зважаючи на різницю між групами, що висловлюють радикальні ідеї, проте більшою чи меншою мірою діють в рамках демократичної системи, та екстремістськими групами, які вдаються до насильства для впливу на суспільство

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