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05.11.2018

Russia uses Kerch mass killing for hate campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses

There seems no end to the uses that Russian state propaganda will make of the tragic mass killing in occupied Kerch on October 17 | detail

Visits 4291
30.10.2018

Two Muslims get huge prison sentences for teaching their faith in Russian-occupied Crimea

Akramdzhon Abdullaev and Nematdzhon Isroilov are the latest victims of Russia’s persecution on occupied territory of Muslims for alleged involvement in the peaceful Hizb ut-Tahrir movement which is legal in Ukraine. | detail

Visits 684
24.10.2018

Russia uses same methods of persecution against Crimean Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses

The repressive arsenal used by Russia’s FSB in its conveyor belt prosecutions of Ukrainian Muslims in occupied Crimea, as well as in the Russian Federation, is now  emerging in the mounting persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses | detail

Visits 1245
17.10.2018

Russian controlled ‘Luhansk republic’ bans all Protestant churches

The self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ has refused to ‘re-register’ all communities of Baptist, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist and other Protestant churches, with this meaning that believers could face fines or arrest merely for prayer gatherings in private homes | detail

Visits 48285
12.10.2018

Russia fights Crimean Solidarity with long prison sentences and shattered childhoods

Said Asanov had always wanted to be an architect when he grew up.  Until October 11, 2017, when his childhood ended with the arrival of masked men brandishing machine guns who took his father away.  Now he plans to become a lawyer “to help people and to defend the innocent” | detail

Visits 1219
10.10.2018

Russia seeks to crush Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea for helping resist Russification

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has faced open attempts to drive it out of Crimea or underground since Russia’s invasion in 2014, and moves now underway to grant Ukraine’s Church autocephaly may intensify repressive measures | detail

Visits 1639
01.10.2018

Armed militants attack Baptist House of Prayer in Russian-controlled ‘Luhansk republic’

A group of armed militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR] have seized an Evangelical Baptist House of Prayer in Brianka and driven out the believers in the latest of many attacks on all faiths except the Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate | detail

Visits 1976
27.09.2018

Fake ‘secret witnesses’ & bizarre ‘evidence’ in Russia’s trial of 4 Crimean Tatar political prisoners

While Russia packs its ’trial’ of four Crimean Tatars, with a mixture of irrelevant ’evidence’ and fake ’secret witnesses’, the Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared all four men political prisoners and pointed out that they have been deprived of their liberty without any elements of a crime. | detail

Visits 1357
26.09.2018

Distinguished Crimean Tatar surgeon convicted of ‘extremism’ for prayer room in hospital

Smail Temindarov was in all seriousness charged over material found in the hospital’s prayer room which was completely open to the public, as well as over supposed ‘disorder’ in the hospital found in the fact that there is such a room for Muslims to pray in | detail

Visits 1298
12.09.2018

Crimean Tatar political prisoner to pay with his life for refusing to collaborate with Russia’s FSB?

Arsen Dzhepparov, one of six Ukrainian political prisoners held in a Russian SIZO [remand prison] is being refused medical treatment despite alarming symptoms which could have fatal consequences | detail

Visits 1912
07.09.2018

Kremlin-backed Donbas militants follow Russia in persecuting the Jehovah’s Witnesses

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] has banned virtually all material published by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, claiming it to be ‘extremist’ | detail

Visits 2298
04.09.2018

Lawyer: Sending Crimean political prisoners to Russia is a war crime

Five Ukrainian political prisoners from Crimea will shortly be taken against their will to Rostov in Russia for ‘trial’ with the conditions en route likely to be even worse than those in the Simferopol SIZO [remand prison] where they have been illegally held since October 2016.  | detail

Visits 2406
27.08.2018

Ominous new twist in Russia’s conveyor belt trial of six Ukrainian political prisoners

A Russian court hearing the ‘trial’ of six recognized Ukrainian political prisoners has returned the case to the prosecutor, demanding that the charges against one of the men, Enver Bekirov, be made more severe | detail

Visits 1657
17.08.2018

Russia brings criminal charges against Crimean Tatar human rights activist over Facebook repost

Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against Gulsum Alieva, a Crimean Solidarity activist and the daughter of recognized political prisoner, Muslim Aliev, over a widely circulated photo, which the 21-year-old simply reposted on Facebook.  In Russian-occupied Crimea, this has been termed ‘inciting enmity’ (towards Russians) | detail

Visits 2826
17.08.2018

29 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses declared political prisoners amid mounting persecution in Russia & occupied Crimea

Russia’s authoritative Memorial Human Rights Centre has recognized as political prisoners 29 Jehovah’s Witnesses, imprisoned for their faith.  It warns that the number of people already facing persecution is higher and rising rapidly | detail

Visits 1362
31.07.2018

Russia sentences 21 political prisoners to 340 years’ imprisonment

A Russian court has sentenced 21 Muslims from Ufa in Bashkortostan (Russian Federation) to terms of up to 24 years’ imprisonment on the same gravely flawed charges as those facing many Ukrainian Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 1914
30.07.2018

Crimean Tatar political prisoner threatened with more charges for not helping the FSB persecute others

Ruslan Zeytullaev has once again demonstrated the courage he showed during Russia’s fabricated ‘trial’ of him and three other Crimean Muslims by refusing to give testimony against one of the latest Crimean political prisoners, despite threats of further criminal charges | detail

Visits 1082
23.07.2018

All faiths outside the Moscow Patriarchate under fire in Russia-backed Donbas ‘republics’

At least two churches in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] have been forcibly closed, and the premises themselves seized by the Kremlin-backed militants. Judging by new rules on ‘re-registration’, many other religious communities are likely to find themselves outlawed in the near future. | detail

Visits 1572
19.07.2018

They terrorize children in Russian-occupied Crimea & then they come to do it again

As feared, it has taken Russia just three days after the end of the World Cup to again revert to political repression in occupied Crimea with the target this time a young woman who has had a serious medical condition since childhood | detail

Visits 3770
11.07.2018

Russia hides imprisoned Ukrainian human rights activist on hunger strike

Ukrainian political prisoner Emir-Usein Kuku “has been returned” to the Russian prison from where he disappeared on the morning of 10 July. It is possible that the secrecy about Kuku’s whereabouts was to prevent his lawyer from seeing the human rights activist who has been on hunger strike since 26 June | detail

Visits 1759
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