Disinfo: The Istanbul Convention bans Easter


The Istanbul Convention introduces compulsory education for boys and adult men on issues of gender roles, with 50% representation of men and women in institutions, organizations, clubs, sports clubs, cultural and other (and private) institutions. Also, it prohibits Easter.


The Istanbul Convention (the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence) is a treaty of the Council of Europe that opens the path for creating a legal framework at pan-European level to protect women against all forms of violence, and prevent, prosecute and eliminate violence against women and domestic violence. It does not mention banning Easter. rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=090000168008482e,


  • Reported in: Issue 114
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/06/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Czech
  • Keywords: Council of Europe, European values, Europe
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Disinfo: The White Helmets cooperate with al-Qaeda, prepares new chemical attack

Russia has proof that the White Helmets framed President Assad for the recent chemical weapon attacks in Syria, furthermore, they are planning on committing and filming another attack. The White Helmets are cooperating with al-Qaeda.


No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about the White Helmets. Earlier, pro-Kremlin disinformation has claimed that both the 2017 attack in Khan Sheikhoun and 2018 in Douma were faked. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. On April 10 2018 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Background: On 7 April 2018, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime,according to the EU. According to the World Health Organisation, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. More than 70 people sheltering in basements have reportedly died, with 43 of those deaths related to symptoms consistent with exposure to highly toxic chemicals. Two health facilities were also reportedly affected by these attacks. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2018/chemical-attacks-syria/en/ See also Bellingcat's open source survey on the suspected chemical attack: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2018/04/11/open-source-survey-alleged-chemical-attacks-douma-7th-april-2018/ In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were proven to have been perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/IICISyria/Pages/IndependentInternationalCommission.aspx

Disinfo: The Ukrainian intelligence service (SBU) is creating death squads against political opponents

The Ukrainian intelligence service (SBU) is creating death squads to kill political opponents. These death squads are created on the order of president Poroshenko.


No evidence given. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets regularly spread disinformation about Ukrainian Armed Forces and special forces in order to undermine support for EU policies towards Ukraine. euvsdisinfo.eu/dehumanizing-disinformation-as-a-weapon-of-the-information-war/,

Disinfo: Film maker Oleg Sentsov is a Russian citizen

Since imprisoned film maker Oleg Sentsov is a citizen of Russia, the FSIN (Russian correctional service) authorities could not allow access to the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudswoman Ludmila Denisova because she is a foreign citizen.


Sentsov was born in Crimea, which was invaded by Russian soldiers in 2014 and annexed by Russia following a vote the United Nations called invalid. Sentsov remains a citizen of Ukraine. Russian authorities are well aware of this and have repeatedly admitted this. For example, the indictment document for Sentsov from 2015 lists him as a citizen of Ukraine, with information from his Ukrainian passport and no references to a Russian passport. More importantly, the administration of the prison where Sentsov is currently held identified him as a Ukrainian citizen in an official notice sent to Ukraine’s consulate in Russia. Further debunking by Polygraph.info