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  • 5 August 2019, 16:17 | Monitoring

    Falun Dafa Practitioners Share Spiritual Tradition Persecuted in China with Ukraine Locals

    Practitioners of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, from various countries gathered in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine to share the beauty of the practice and present traditional Chinese culture to locals.

  • 29 July 2019, 21:15 | Monitoring

    Understanding Ukraine’s Jewish President

    He plays down his ethnic roots, stressing national and political identities instead.

  • 24 July 2019, 14:32 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    OCU cathedral sacked in Simferopol

    After the court decision on the transfer to the use of the Russian Ministry of Property of the Crimea, the property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol was "looted and destroyed", Archbishop Klyment of the Crimean Diocese of the OCU told Krym.Realii.

  • 17 July 2019, 11:37 | Temples, church property | 

    "Persecuted" UOC Moscow Patriarchate erects news churches in Dioceses of Odesa, Ternopil, Severodonetsk

    The faithful of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate continue to build new churches. Over the past week, new churches in Odessa and Ternopil regions, as well as a chapel in the Severodonetsk Diocese were consecrated. This is reported by the Orthodox life.

  • 27 June 2019, 11:12 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Report on torture and murder of priests in Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine to be presented in the Hague

    A report containing accounts of religious harassment in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions will be submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague by a Ukrainian NGO, Truth Hound, UNN reports.

  • 24 June 2019, 11:05 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupation authorities dismantle roof of OCU church in Simferopol

    Builders dismantled the roof of the Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol, according to Krym.Realia.

  • 31 May 2019, 15:50 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    As of April, 57 Muslims arrested in Crimea

    In April, the total number of people deprived of liberty in the case of Crimean Muslims was 57 people. The Monitoring overview of the human rights situation in Crimea in April of the Crimean Human Rights Group (KPG) has reported this, according to UNN.

  • 14 May 2019, 13:28 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    Russia responsible for oppression of religious freedom in occupied Crimea and Donbass, states Resolution

    The complete de-occupation of the Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbass will stop the brutal persecution of believers from different confessions inspired by Russian occupation authorities, and restore religious freedom. The participants of the Round Table on Religious Freedom in Ukraine stated it in the Resolution released on May 14, 2019 in the press center of the UMCM in Kyiv, the Institute for Religious Freedom reports.

  • 3 May 2019, 11:53 | International relations | 

    Ukraine urges OSCE SMM to investigate seizure of OCU church in occupied area of Donetsk region

    Ukraine urges the OSCE SMM to check reports that the Russian occupation administration has confiscated the church and church property of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in the village of Kuznetsovo-Mykhailivka.

  • 18 April 2019, 12:12 | Monitoring

    Jehovah's Witnesses Detained, Targeted By Authorities In Crimea

    Russian-installed authorities in Crimea have detained several members of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the latest sign of a widening crackdown on the religious group.

  • 15 April 2019, 15:35 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Russian law enforecement in Crimea search mosque, house of imam

    Russian security forces conducted a search on April 15 in a mosque in the village of Shturmove in the city of Sevastopol. After "investigative measures” they went to the house of the imam of the mosque, Rustem Abilev. Russian mass media are working on site. This is reported by Crimean Solidarity, according to KTRC.

  • 12 April 2019, 22:05 | Monitoring

    DONBAS: Luhansk: Orthodox cathedral, more Protestant churches raided

    Officials of the unrecognised Luhansk People's Republic raided at least two Protestant Sunday worship meetings on 24 March. Courts chose not to punish two pastors. On 4 April, anti-"extremism" police raided the Ukrainian Orthodox Church's Holy Trinity Cathedral in Luhansk, diocesan offices and the homes of two priests. A police officer refused to say if further measures against the priests are planned.

  • 3 April 2019, 14:36 | Monitoring

    Protestant pastor arrested for ‘illegal worship’ in Russian-controlled Luhansk ‘republic’

    A Protestant pastor from Sverdlovsk has become the latest religious figure to be arrested in the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR]. Although Mykola [Nikolai] Muratov and several other people were released after being interrogated and held for many hours, they were forced to sign undertakings not to leave the area, and were clearly facing ‘prosecution’ for supposedly ‘illegal’ worship.

  • 29 March 2019, 09:59 | Temples, church property | 

    A building for FSB officers to be built in Simferopol on OCU cathedral allocated plot

    No church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will remain in Simferopol, in the occupied Crimea. Instead of the church, the occupiers started building on the plot housing units for Russian FSB employees. A cathedral may further be built nearby, but the one of the Russsian Orthodox Church, according to Fakty.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers seize only church belonging to OCU in Simferopol

    On March 27, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea suffered a new encroachment on freedom of religion by the occupation authorities. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Nizhyn and Chernihiv wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Priamyy.

  • 25 January 2019, 12:20 | Monitoring

    CRIMEA: Four years in jail for mosque meetings

    Crimea's Supreme Court jailed 49-year-old Muslim Renat Suleimanov for four years for meeting with others in mosques to discuss their faith. Three others were given suspended sentences. All were accused of membership of the Tabligh Jamaat missionary movement, banned in Russia. All denied any "extremism".

  • 11 January 2019, 20:12 | Monitoring

    Donetsk pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression

    Ukrainians from Donbas, many of whom have paid a huge price for their courage and commitment to Ukraine, are tired of stereotypes about Donbas residents being ‘pro-Russian’ and claims that they brought the events of the last five years upon themselves. It was to set the record straight that Sergey Kosyak, a Ukrainian pastor, volunteer and one of the coordinators of the Donetsk Prayer Marathon, decided to publish an important book chronicling resistance to Russia’s aggression.

  • 9 January 2019, 11:45 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupiers liquidate Baptist religious organization in Sevastopol

    Sevastopol City Court upheld the claim by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the local religious organization Grace, The Church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists and eliminate the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Interfax has reported.

  • 20 December 2018, 10:42 | Adventists | 

    Adventists of Ukraine positively assess establishment of OCU and call for strict observance of religious freedom

    “The Seventh-day Adventist Church, a worldwide Christian Church, which brings together more than 20 million people in nearly all countries of the world, takes a positive stance towards all the movements and activities that have served the unification of people, the search for ways of peaceful coexistence and understanding” – this is how the Adventists responded to the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 3 December 2018, 10:21 | Monitoring

    CRIMEA: Up to 10 years' jail for Muslims, Jehovah's Witness?

    In "extremism" criminal cases opened by Russia's FSB in occupied Crimea, four Muslims face imminent trial, while Jehovah's Witness Sergei Filatov is under investigation. They face up to 10 years' jail. The Muslims "simply gathered in the local mosque to discuss religious questions", a lawyer stated. "We simply ask the authorities to respect our rights to meet together and read the Bible," Filatov told Forum 18.