Author Archives: Bojan PEPIĆ

Russian Federation/Ukraine: Rights Defender Imprisoned and Ill-Treated: Sever Mustafayev

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Server Mustafayev People who have opposed the Crimean Peninsula’s occupation and illegal annexation by Russia and human rights violations committed there since 2014 have faced persecution, including harassment, prosecution under trumped-up charges and enforced disappearances. International human rights monitors do not have access to Crimea and independent media are either banned or…

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Ukraine: Justice Pending for Killings of Journalists and Activists

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Amidst global insecurity for journalists and rights activists – and against the backdrop of the five-year long armed conflict in the east, the occupation of Crimea and all-pervading corruption – Ukraine has suffered from a string of attacks and killings. In most cases, impunity prevails. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in…

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Crimea: Conscription Violates International Law

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Russia Flouting Human Rights Obligations Five Years into Occupation (Kyiv) – Russian authorities are conscripting males in occupied Crimea to serve in the Russian armed forces, Human Rights Watch said today. International humanitarian law explicitly forbids Russia from compelling Crimean residents to serve in its armed forces. The authorities have imposed criminal penalties against…

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Russia: New Law Expands Government Control Online

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Protest against the RuNet (Russian Internet) isolation in Moscow on March 10, 2019. Protesters calling for the freedom of internet. © 2019 Anatoly Zhdanov Wider Internet Surveillance (Moscow) – The Russian government will gain even greater control over freedom of speech and information online when the country’s “sovereign internet” law goes into effect on…

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Persecution Against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Escalates

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Raids, arrests against Jehovah’s Witnesses are escalating in Russia Last week, police near Norilsk, in northern Russia, raided a campsite where more than 50 Jehovah’s Witness followers had gathered to pray. It was the latest example of an escalating crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are targeted simply for practicing their faith. Members…

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Attacking the Church of Ukraine: The Kremlin Turns the Orthodox World Into a Battlefield

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Religion is a major topic for the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. Europe has lost its Christian roots. Jews aim at exterminating all non-Jews. NATO is destroying the Orthodox Church. The West is accused of employing religion as a weapon. Sooner or later, Lucifer is summoned by the pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets. The theological concept…

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Bojan Pepić: Political Groups and the Genocide Convention

Originally posted on Human Rights and Liberty Blog:
Why political groups aren’t protected under the Genocide Convention? The?Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide?(Genocide Convention) was?adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1948. It signified the international community’s commitment to never let the atrocities committed during the Second World War happen…

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