Category Archives: Government interference in church affairs

Facts of discrimination against the UOC reported at OSCE conference

September 13, 2018. The representative of the UOC, Bishop Victor of Baryshevka, stated at the OSCE meeting about the violation of the rights of believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The head of the Representation of the UOC to European International Organizations, Bishop Viktor of Baryshevka, addressed the OSCE meeting in Warsaw, the UOC Information and Educational Department reports. In […]

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Volyn authorities condemn UOC cleric for not reading last rites over child

September 5, 2018. Head of the Volyn Regional State Administration Alexander Savchenko on his Facebook page condemned the incident that occurred on September 2 in the Volyn village of Ozero of the Kivertsy district. A priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Father Mikhail Zhuromsky, was unable to perform a funeral service for a child who, as it turned out, was […]

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Public advocates report numerous violations of UOC believers’ rights to UN

July 8, 2018. The NGO “Public Advocacy” sent special statements to the UN Human Rights Council on the cases of seizures of UOC churches and hate speech in the statements of officials. Human rights defenders highlighted the conflict around the church of vlg. Ptichya and bills Nos. 4511, 4128, 5309, which are still under consideration by the Ukrainian Parliament, reports […]

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Head of OSCE notes the information on violation of UOC believers’ rights

July 3, 2018. The OSCE head Thomas Greminger will consider the information provided by NGO Public Advocacy concerning violations of the rights of the UOC believers in Ukraine. The materials were also forwarded to the Director of the Office of the Democratic Institute and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Special Representative for Freedom of Media and the head of the […]

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