Ukrainian political prisoner held in vermin-ridden basement without vital medication
Russia is clearly planning a new ‘Ukrainian spying trial’ in occupied Crimea, with the victim, 42-year-old Ivan Yatskin, imprisoned since October 2019
Tortured for Tweets
Among hostages held prisoner in the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ [DPR/LPR] are a number of men and women seized because of photos or comments posted on Twitter
Russia uses punitive psychiatry to imprison Crimean Tatar rights activist indefinitely
A cassation court in Russia has overturned the previous court ruling in Russia’s persecution of Yunus Masharipov and ordered a new appeal hearing, under different judges, with respect to the 56-year-old rights activist and victim of punitive psychiatry.
Ukrainians detained after laying flowers at Shevchenko monument in Russian-occupied Crimea
The two Ukrainians who disappeared soon after laying flowers at the monument to Taras Shevchenko in Russian-occupied Crimea were seized by the FSB, with one of them still imprisoned.
Shevchenko and Russia’s first Ukrainian political prisoner in occupied Crimea
Exactly 7 years ago, Ukrainians from all over Crimea gathered at monuments to Taras Shevchenko in effectively the last demonstrations possible against Russia’s invasion
Russia sentences 62-year-old Oleh Prykhodko to five years for insisting that Crimea is Ukraine
The sentence was significantly lower than that demanded for Oleh Prykhodko by the prosecutor, but the Russian judges can have been in no doubt that they were sentencing an innocent man to a term of imprisonment that he may not survive
Sadistic torment of Ukrainian Kremlin hostage
The sadistic treatment came two weeks after Ivan Yatskin’s wife was subjected to a bizarre ‘search’ which may well have been to put pressure on the Ukrainian political prisoner
Russian occupiers of Crimea puts 66-year-old Ukrainian on trial for ‘state treason’
The country which invaded and annexed Ukrainian Crimea is illegally applying the norm in its criminal code on ‘state treason’ in its trial of 66-year-old Halyna Dovhopola
Belarusian Journalists Handed "Absurd" Prison Sentences For Live Coverage Of Anti-Government Rally
Two Belsat journalists, Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova have each been sentenced to two years in prison for reporting live from a rally in Minsk in November
Young Ukrainian ‘sentenced’ in Russian proxy Luhansk ‘republic’ to 12 years for ‘state treason’ & ‘spying’
Dmytro Orobiy’s family has not seen the young man since he was seized on 16 June 2020 by the so-called ‘security service’ of the unrecognized ‘Luhansk people’s republic’
Izolyatsia: a Donetsk concentration camp too toxic even for Russia?
The first photos have appeared on the Internet of the Izolyatsia secret prison in occupied Donetsk, with speculation rife as to who posted them, and why
Tortured but alive! Over two years waiting for news of Donbas militants’ hostage
Stanislav Boranov was seized in the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DPR’] on 9 September 2017, and remains in militant captivity to this day.
Russian-controlled militants sentence 70-year-old pensioner to 17 years for ‘spying’ after torturing him and his family
The fate of 70-year-old retired miner Vitaly Atamanchuk and his family chillingly demonstrate how nobody is safe in the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk people’s republic’
Elderly Ukrainian accused by Russian occupiers of ‘treason’ beaten up in prison
Thanks solely to civic activists, 65-year-old Halyna Dovhopola has been moved to another cell in Moscow after being beaten several times by her cellmate
Russian propagandist seized by Donetsk militants ‘for spying for Ukraine’
Russian blogger Roman Manekin has been arrested by the ‘security service’ of the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and is most probably being tortured right now in one of the militants’ ‘basements’.
Russian invaders of Crimea imprison Ukrainian for ‘state treason’
It is well over a year since Ivan Yatskin, a father of three small children, was seized in occupied Crimea and taken to the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow, accused of ‘state treason’ by a country that invaded and annexed his Crimean homeland
Agonizing silence about Ukrainian sportsman abducted by Russian military in Debaltseve
Oleh Shevandin was almost certainly seized by members of the Russian military whose involvement in the war in Donbas Russia continues to deny.
Russian-controlled Donbas militants torture and imprison Donetsk lecturer for ‘spying for Ukraine’
Oleksander Shelest, a Donetsk lecturer in information technology, was seized over three years ago, with a ‘confession’ to spying tortured out of him
Defence debunks Russian FSB evidence against imprisoned pro-Ukraine activist
The lawyers representing Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Prykhodko have established in court that the phone and sim-card used by Russia’s FSB as supposed proof of Prykhodko’s plan to commit an act of terrorism in Lviv are nothing of the kind.
Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’ sentences Ukrainian war veteran to 16 years for defending Ukraine
34-year-old Vasyl Horobets served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces from 2015-16, defending his country in Donbas. Two years later, he was seized by the Russian-controlled militants of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and sentenced to 16 years for that service to Ukraine