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13.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

The ‘terrorist threat’ Russia brought to Crimea ; six victims receive huge sentences

Six Ukrainian political prisoners from occupied Crimea, including human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku, have been sentenced to unprecedently long terms of imprisonment on ‘terrorism’ charges without any crime | detail

12.11.2019     Human Rights Violations associated with EuroMaidan

8 days left for Ukraine’s leaders to prevent Maidan investigations being sabotaged

Ukraine’s leaders have literally eight days to prevent investigations into crimes against Maidan activists from falling into a black hole from which few, if any, will emerge | detail

12.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Refat Alimov: Final words to a Russian court when innocence is understood, but a long sentence demanded

So what do you tell a Russian court whose judges know perfectly well that all six Ukrainian defendants are innocent but are still likely to pass guilty verdicts and long sentences, because that’s what is demanded of them? | detail

11.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Victory for Ukraine means Russia must answer to UN court, including over MH17

The UN’s International Court of Justice on 8 November rejected all of Russia’s objections and confirmed that it does have jurisdiction in both suits brought by Ukraine against Russia over violations of two international treaties. | detail

11.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Inver Bekirov: If a Muslim observes his faith, the FSB makes him a terrorist

A Russian prosecutor has demanded a record 20.5 year sentence against 55-year-old Crimean Tatar Inver Bekirov because the latter discussed religious issues with friends at the school where he worked as a guard. | detail

08.11.2019     The right to liberty and security

Russian occupiers detain veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Ayshe Seitmuratova

(82-year-old Ayshe Seitmuratova, veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Soviet dissident and historian, was detained on Friday evening on the administrative border between Russian-occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine )Updated) | detail

08.11.2019     Freedom of expression

OSCE Media Rep collaborates with Russia on propaganda event in Moscow

An OSCE conference has taken place in Moscow and been very widely covered by Russian state-controlled media. This is hardly surprising, given the clear propaganda benefit for Russia from the event on 6 November, initiated by the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media | detail

08.11.2019     Freedom of expression

Ukrainian court orders TV Hromadske to retract correct description of C14 as ‘neo-Nazi’

Unless overturned by the Supreme Court, this ruling could force journalists and civic activists to censor themselves or face similar defamation suits for stating what they have every reason to believe is the truth. | detail

07.11.2019     Terrorism

Why is Ukraine helping Russia to lie about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats & seizure of POWs near Crimea?

A Russian politician has asserted that Ukraine “must admit provocation” to get three seized naval vessels back. There was no ‘provocation’, only an act of aggression from Russia, but Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations is inexplicably helping Russia push its false narrative. | detail

06.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Solitary confinement in torture-like conditions for reporting on human rights abuse in occupied Crimea

Server Mustafayev, human rights activist and one of the coordinators of the Crimean Solidarity initiative, has been imprisoned since May 2018, with the last month and a half or more in conditions that amount to torture | detail

06.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russian Jehovah’s Witness gets 6-year sentence for ‘grave crimes against constitutional order”. Ukrainian from Crimea could be next

A court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has found 49-year-old Sergei Klimov guilty of “grave crimes against Russia’s constitutional order” for not renouncing his faith after Russia reverted to Soviet repression in April 2017 and outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses | detail

05.11.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Arsen Dzhepparov is facing a huge sentence in Russia for refusing to give false testimony

Arsen Dzhepparov was probably arrested in April 2016 and is now facing a huge sentence because he refused to act as an FSB informer, providing false testimony aimed at imprisoning fellow Crimean Tatars | detail

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22.10.2019     Freedom of expression

Donbas militants ‘sentence’ journalist Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years for ‘spying’ & ‘extremism’

The bizarre charges from a criminal code which is not recognized by any dem | detail

18.10.2019     The right to life

High-level sabotage of trial over savage killing of Ukrainian activist Katya Handziuk

Ihor Pavlovsky, a key suspect in the commissioned killing of Kateryna (Katya) Handziuk has for the fourth time failed to appear at his own trial.  His claim of illness is unbacked by any medical documentation, and refuted by the number of times he has allegedly been seen at public events in Odesa, yet the prosecutor on 15 October made no effort to verify the grounds for his absence. | detail

16.10.2019     The right to a fair trial

Russia confirms huge reprisal sentences against two Ukrainians from Crimea who refused to ‘confess’

Russia’s Supreme Court ignored the lack of any convincing proof that Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov had been planning ‘sabotage’ charges and the clear evidence of falsification and of torture used to extract initial ‘confessions’ | detail

15.10.2019     The right to liberty and security

Nurse ‘sentenced’ to 11 years in Russian proxy ‘Donetsk republic’ for remaining to care for her elderly mother

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DPR’] has sentenced 48-year-old nurse Marina Chuikova to 11 years’ imprisonment on supposed ‘spying’ charges | detail

08.10.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar political prisoner sentenced to 15 years for the right Russian FSB paperwork

The case of Ruslan Zeytullaev, one of the ‘oldest’ of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners, stands out for the relentless cynicism with which the Russian FSB obtained the huge sentence they needed for their records and, probably, bonuses or promotion | detail

03.10.2019     Human Rights Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity civic journalist gets prison sentence for reporting political trials in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years’ imprisonment, nominally for three innocuous YouTube videos, though in fact for reporting on political repression in occupied Crimea | detail

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