Human Rights News: 17/02/14

A collection of the top human rights stories from around the world for the week commencing 17th February 2014.

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Independence Square after her release (Photograph: Maxim ShipenkovEPA, guardian.co.uk)
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Independence Square after her release (Photograph: Maxim ShipenkovEPA, guardian.co.uk)

Africa

Europe

  • In a busy few days in Ukraine the Ukrainian Parliament voted to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was also released from her prison hospital, later addressing the crowds in Independence Square: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26306511
  • Videos surfacing online showed Russian punk band Pussy Riot being attacked with whips by Cossack militiamen as they performed their new song ‘Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland’ in Sochi: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26265230

Asia

Middle East/ N Africa

US & Americas

 

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