Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
September 27
12:00 PMODESAYaroslava Vitko-Prysyazhnyuk, commissioner for the protection of the state language (in person);
(in person);

Topics of focus:

– Implementation of the “Language” law in the south of Ukraine;
01:00 PMODESAVira Yastrebova, attorney, director of the NGO “Shidna Pravosazahisna Grupa” (Eastern Human Rights Group) (in person);
Topics of focus:

– Violation of the law in the temporarily occupied territories; 
02:00 PMODESASerhiy Zhirnyi, acting director of the department of capital construction and road facilities (in person);

Topics of focus: 

– Assistance of Odesa region in restoration of de-occupied settlements of Kherson region within the framework of the national program “Side by Side”; 
12:00 PMKYIV– Hanna Ovdiienko, expert at the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, co-author of the complaint;
– Maksym Reviakin, expert at the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, co-author of the complaint;
– Vladyslav Dolzhko, lawyer at the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, co-author of the complaint;
– Yulia Polekhina, Coordinator of the Admissions Office of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union in Dnipro and Human rights group “SICH”;
– Nataliia Yashchuk, Project Management Coordinator at the Centre for Civil Liberties;

All in person
Executions and torture chambers: the T4P initiative presents two complaints to the ICC regarding crimes against humanity

Why this is interesting:
The “Tribunal for putin” initiative presents two complaints to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: one of them concerns places in Kharkiv region where Ukrainians were held captive and tortured, and the other one – extrajudicial executions of Ukrainians by the russian military. Human rights defenders argue that russia’s actions are crimes against humanity.

Registration form:
2:00 PMKYIV– Borys Petruniok, researcher and documentarian at ZMINA Human Rights Center;
– Olha Babych, wife of Oleksandr Babych, kidnapped mayor of Hola Prystan;
– Mykola Sikalenko, a victim of a violent kidnapping, head of Tsyrkuny Village Military Administration;
– Yevhenii Syryi and Olena Syra, relatives of kidnapped Anatolii Syryi, Head of Novi Borovychi village;
– Oleksandr Slobozhan, executive director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities;

All in person.
Press conference entitled: “Attack on local authorities: human rights defenders will speak of local government representatives kidnapped by the russians”

Why this is interesting:

Since the beginning of the full-scale war, the russians have systematically kidnapped and tortured representatives of local authorities in all occupied territories. The reasons are different: to force locals to cooperate with the occupiers, to obtain lists of people disloyal to the russian federation, to collect important information, etc. In general, according to ZMINA Human Rights Center, since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion the russians have abducted about 600 Ukrainian activists, including almost 130 representatives of the authorities. Some of them were tortured to death.
11:00 АMKHARKIVMaksym Haustov – director of the Department of Health Protection of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration
Lyubov Makhota – Director of the State Institution “Kharkiv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine”
briefing “Cardiovascular diseases and the dynamics of their spread in the Kharkiv region”