Activism 2021: Monitoring Report on the Persecution of Activists and Human Rights Defenders

The team of ZMINA Human Rights Center is pleased to present a monitoring report on the pressure and persecution of activists in the first quarter of 2021, prepared within the project “Increasing the Role and Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Ukraine.” ZMINA is implementing this project in partnership with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee with the financial support of the European Union.

The purpose of this report is to assess the situation regarding threats to freedom of association in Ukraine, cases of persecution and pressure on human rights defenders and civic activists in the territories controlled by the Government of Ukraine during January-March 2021, as well as newly discovered circumstances in cases regarding similar incidents in previous periods.

The annual report is available in Ukrainian and English

Authors: Anastasiia Moskvychova, Tetiana Pechonchyk, Liudmyla Yankina, Olena Vynogradova