Ucrania - Assault on mine workers’ leader

Anatolyi Mukhamedzhanov, the head of the Primary Trade Union at the Novovolynska mine was beaten up in the office of the mining company’s director, on 3 February 2016. The Independent Trade Union of Coal Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) believed the purpose of the attack was to intimidate the leader of the independent miners’ union, following protests against planned closures and privatisation.

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