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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
12.07.2019

Mass arrests as Russian ‘court’ confirms horrific sentences against 4 Crimean Tatar political prisoners

In yet another eerie echo from the Soviet past, around 50 Crimean Tatar activists were detained on 11 July in Moscow. as they stood outside Russia’s Supreme Court, peacefully demonstrating their support for four Crimean Tatar political prisoners sentenced to huge terms of imprisonment | detail

Visits 907
09.07.2019

Protestants driven underground like in Soviet times in Russian proxy Donbas ‘republics’

It is five years since four members of an Evangelical Church in occupied Sloviansk were abducted by militants and murdered. Although the methods have changed since 2014, the basic policy of terror and persecution in the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics ‘ has not | detail

Visits 1483
01.07.2019

Russia seizes main Cathedral and centre of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in occupied Crimea

The Russian occupation regime in Crimea has made its plundering of the main Cathedral of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea ‘official’ | detail

Visits 1785
19.06.2019

Five Crimean Tatars sentenced to 68 years for peacefully practising their faith in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has sentenced five Crimean Tatars to a total of 68 years, for no crime, just for alleged ‘involvement’ in a totally peaceful movement which is legal in Ukraine | detail

Visits 3120
13.06.2019

Ukrainian turncoat behind persecution of Crimean Tatar rights activist told by prosecutor what he ‘can’t remember’

Alexander Kompaneitsev, a former SBU officer who breached his oath to Ukraine and now works for Russia’s FSB, is known to have been directly behind a believed attempt to abduct Emir Usein Kuku and threats and torture of other political prisoners | detail

Visits 666
11.06.2019

Russia arrests & terrorizes entire Crimean Tatar families a day after denying persecution at International Court

The Russian FSB has carried out new armed searches and arrests of Crimean Tatars, with an elderly mother, whose second son has been taken from her, threatened with a pistol and told that the FSB will get around to shooting them all | detail

Visits 2356
07.06.2019

Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

New armed searches by FSB and special force officers have been carried out of the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Sevastopol, with one man, Viktor Stashevsky, arrested and facing a possible 10-year sentence for his faith | detail

Visits 940
29.05.2019

Russia uses wholesale arrests to try to crush Crimean Tatar human rights movement

A prominent human rights NGO has condemned the recent operation against Crimean Tatar activists and declared all 24 men political prisoners imprisoned for their civic position and human rights work | detail

Visits 1184
24.05.2019

Russia confirms return to Soviet persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including in occupied Crimea & Donbas

A Russian court has upheld the six-year prison sentence imposed on Dennis Christensen for being a Jehovah’s Witness, with the ruling feared likely to intensify the already mounting persecution of believers in Russia and in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 886
23.05.2019

Death no obstacle to Russia’s brutal persecution of Crimean Tatars

Just as the presumption of innocence and need for evidence are concepts that find no place in Russia’s system of repression in occupied Crimea, so too are mercy and fundamental humanity | detail

Visits 2381
30.04.2019

Russia’s Donbas proxy ‘republic’ seizes Ukrainian Orthodox Church for the Moscow Patriarchate

A Ukrainian Orthodox church in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] is to be forcibly taken from its congregation and handed over to the Moscow Patriarchate, with other Ukrainian Orthodox congregations also in danger of losing their places of worship | detail

Visits 1848
26.04.2019

168 child victims of Russia’s mounting repression in occupied Crimea

Another Crimean Tatar activist was arrested on 17 April, bringing the number of activists, most of them from the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative, whom the Russian occupation regime has taken prisoner over the last month to at least 24 | detail

Visits 1137
24.04.2019

Ukrainian Orthodox Church congregation refused registration in Russian-occupied Crimea

The Russian-controlled ‘justice ministry’ in occupied Crimea is making problems over the application for registration of a Ukrainian Orthodox congregation, an application forced on the Church by mounting attempts to drive it from Crimea | detail

Visits 778
19.04.2019

Persecution in occupied Crimea that Russia will use 20-year sentences against journalists to hide

Remzi Bekirov has been a major force within the Crimean Solidarity movement, working tirelessly to report on the mounting repression in occupied Crimea. He is now potentially facing a life sentence, on of 23 civic activists arrested in Russia’s worst attack to date on Crimean Solidarity and on Crimean Tatars | detail

Visits 553
17.04.2019

Crimean Tatar Imam arrested on charges of ‘calls to extremism’ in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia’s abuse of ‘extremism’ legislation is notorious, and suspicions about this ‘operation’ are only exacerbated by the fact that the FSB and other enforcement officers appear to have been accompanied by several Russian and Russian-controlled TV channels | detail

Visits 1301
09.04.2019

Crimean Tatar political prisoner’s mother detained as elderly parents come out in silent defence of their arrested sons

On 8 April, Zarema Mamutova and her daughter-in-law Aliye, were detained in Bakhchysarai while the elderly lady stood with a placard reading: “My son is no terrorist.  Why 17 years?”.  This was the horrific sentence passed on her 43-year-old son Enver Mamutov, a recognized political prisoner, on 23 December.  | detail

Visits 668
09.04.2019

Russia plans ‘rehabilitation centre ’ for dissidents in occupied Crimea

Russia has announced plans for a ‘rehabilitation centre’  in occupied Crimea to ‘re-educate’ Muslims considered to be under the influence of ‘extremist ideology’ | detail

Visits 1078
05.04.2019

Russia seizes Ukrainian Church land in Crimea for the FSB and Moscow Patriarchate

The Russian occupation regime has begun construction work on land allocated to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church back in 2012 for a new Christ the Saviour Cathedral | detail

Visits 822
02.04.2019

Protestant pastor arrested for ‘illegal worship’ in Russian-controlled Luhansk ‘republic’

Although Mykola [Nikolai] Muratov and several other people were released after being interrogated and held for many hours, they faced ‘prosecution’ for supposedly ‘illegal’ worship.   | detail

Visits 928
01.04.2019

23 arrested Crimean Tatar rights activists secretly moved to Russia

Russia has illegally taken the 23 Crimean Solidarity activists arrested on 27 and 28 March from occupied Crimea, without giving the men a chance to even contact their families | detail

Visits 1136
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