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Crimean Tatar journalist Remzi Bekirov faces 20-year sentence for reporting repression

Remzi Bekirov annoyed the Russian FSB by reporting on political persecution in Crimea. and they came for him also | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar human rights activist faces 20-year sentence for refusing to be silenced

Riza Izetov is one of the 23 Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists seized by the Russian FSB on 27 March 2019 and imprisoned on fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges | детальніше

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25 Crimean Tatar activists charged with trying to violently overthrow Russia through their words

Six years after Russia invaded and annexed Ukrainian Crimea, its FSB has charged 25 Crimean Tatar political prisoners with “planning a violent seizure of power and change in Russia’s constitutional order” | детальніше

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Osman Arifmemetov, Crimean Solidarity journalist imprisoned for his words in Russian-occupied Crimea

Arifmemetov reacted to the mounting number of political prisoners in occupied Crimea by reporting on repression and helping its victims. Then the FSB came for him | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar political prisoners refused coronavirus test despite alarming symptoms

Two of the eight Crimean Tatar civic activists on trial in Russia have a temperature, a dry cough and / or other symptoms associated with coronavirus, yet no tests have been carried out, despite the evident danger to all of the men | детальніше

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Russia uses torture-like conditions to try to break imprisoned Crimean Tatar civic activists

25 Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists are being held in Russia, in conditions tantamount to torture either to try to break them, or in revenge because all the men understand that the charges against them are political and refuse to be cowered | детальніше

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Russian FSB plants “prohibited literature” to imprison Crimean Tatar activists for 10 years or more

Russia has carried out a new wave of armed searches and arrests in occupied Bakhchysarai, this time targeting two sons of a renowned Crimean Tatar historian and a TV ATR presenter, now living in mainland Ukraine, who has provided coverage of political repression under Russian occupation | детальніше

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Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to 6 years for praying at home in Russian-occupied Crimea

Serhiy Filatov has become the first Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witness to be imprisoned for practising his faith in Russian-occupied Crimea. He was found to have prayed, together with others, in his own home, which the Russian-controlled prosecutor and court chose to view as “undermining constitutional order and state security”. | детальніше

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Russian court expels Crimean Tatar defendants from court for asserting their rights

The latest hearing in the “trial” of eight Crimean Tatar political prisoners took place on 4 March without any of the defendants present after the latter insisted on asking hard-hitting questions | детальніше

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Imam found guilty of “missionary activity” for holding prayers in Russian-occupied Crimea

Russia is illegally applying its dangerously fuzzy legislation on “unlawful missionary activity”, with the latest target a Muslim prosecuted for leading the daily prayers in a mosque. | детальніше

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Russia uses Trial by Fake Secret Witnesses to imprison Crimean Tatars

The questioning on 26 February of a ‘secret prosecution witness’ in the trial of three Crimean Tatar political prisoners was the stuff that comedies are made of. Or would have been, except that all three men are facing sentences of up to 20 years for no recognizable crime | детальніше

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Russia seeks record sentence against Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witness in occupied Crimea

Russia has marked the sixth anniversary of its invasion of Crimea by proposing to sentence Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witness, Serhiy Filatov, to seven years in a maximum security prison for supposedly “undermining state security” by practising his faith. | детальніше

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Russian "experts" claim calls to pray for political prisoners are proof of terrorism

International outrage over Russia’s huge sentences against seven young men from Penza for involvement in an entirely fictitious “Network” is undoubtedly warranted, however frustratingly selective | детальніше

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Jehovah’s Witness faces 6.5 year prison sentence for religious services in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian prosecutor has demanded a six and a half year sentence against Artem Gerasimov, a Jehovah’s Witness from Yalta in occupied Crimea | детальніше

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Bitter echoes of Stalin’s Deportation in Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars

The beatings and primitive brutality that Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists confront from their Russian captors bring to mind the harrowing tales of 1944 that they heard from their grandparents | детальніше

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Russia lies to conceal critical condition of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Dzhemil Gafarov

58-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov suffers form several life-threatening medical conditions which should preclude his imprisonment, yet Russia is refusing to release him and simply lying about his condition | детальніше

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Ukrainian authorities copy Russia and carry out raid outside Kyiv Mosque

The Ukrainian authorities have once again copied the worst behaviour of the Russian occupation regime in Crimea, and have most cynically chosen to do so on Friday, a special day of prayer for Muslims | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar political prisoners face surreal terrorism charges that the prosecutor can’t explain

Three Crimean Tatar political prisoners have told a court in Russia that they are Ukrainian citizens, with the two of them who also have Russian citizenship saying that it was forced upon them | детальніше

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Russia to answer to European Court of Human Rights over detention of Crimean Archbishop Klyment

The Archbishop was detained in Russian-occupied Crimea and held until late evening on preposterous charges, with the initial intention almost certainly being to impose a period of administrative arrest | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar political prisoner’s life on the line, with Russia denying medical care

Server Zekiryaev has a tumour which may be malignant, yet his Russian captors are refusing to even get him a proper medical examination | детальніше

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