Rights Roundup: 29/05/2017

A roundup of last week’s top human rights stories from the New East

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Ukraine cracks down on corruption

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies arrested over twenty tax administration officials suspected of helping former President Viktor Yanukovych defraud the State of nearly $4 billion in a crackdown on corruption.

Source: Radio Liberty

Russia launches investigation into ‘gay purge’ in Chechnya

Russian authorities launched an investigation into allegations of torture and murder of the LGBT community in Chechnya in response to international pressure.

Source: The Guardian

European Court of Human Rights awards compensation to domestic violence victim

In a recent determination, the ECtHR awarded a victim of domestic violence $11,000 in compensation due to a failure of the Romanian government to provide her with sufficient protection despite national legislation.

Source: Al Jazeera

UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus finds dramatic deterioration in human rights

A recent report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus concluded that there had been a dramatic deterioration in the human rights situation in the country.

Source: JURIST

Kazakhstan drafts new laws on religious clothing

Kazakhstan drafts new laws on religious clothing banning certain types of clothing adopted by ultra-orthodox Muslims.

Source: Eurasianet

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