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17.01.2019

Russia brings mass prosecutions of believers to occupied Crimea

While Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses are most in danger, believers of other faiths have also faced prosecution for worshiping ’in the wrong place’ or similar | detail

Visits 297
26.12.2018

Donetsk Pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression

Sergey Kosyak, Ukrainian pastor, volunteer and one of the coordinators of the Donetsk Prayer Marathon decided to publish an important book chronicling resistance to Russia’s aggression. | detail

Visits 939
24.12.2018

Four Crimean Tatar political prisoners get horrifically long sentences for not ‘confessing’ to fake terrorism charges

Two days after the UN General Assembly condemned Russia for violations of human rights in Crimea, a Russian court has sentenced four recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoners to terms of imprisonment from 9 to 17 years | detail

Visits 1123
20.12.2018

Russian prosecutor demands huge sentences “on fantasy charges” for 4 Crimean Tatars

Russia’s second ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir trial’ of Crimean Tatars is drawing to an end with heavy sentences likely despite absurd charges and proof only that all four recognized political prisoners are devout Muslims | detail

Visits 687
17.12.2018

Russia may take revenge for independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church on believers in occupied Crimea

Moscow’s rage at the granting of autocephaly or independent status to a united Ukrainian Orthodox Church is likely to find an outlet in occupied Crimea where the Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has been under pressure since Russia’s annexation | detail

Visits 811
12.12.2018

Huge crowd greets released Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov

The Crimean Tatar people have become more united by repression, Kurbedinov stressed as he was released after a second imprisonment for the same pre-annexation social media post used as a pretext for ongoing pressure on lawyers defending political prisoners in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 618
07.12.2018

Russia brings Soviet-style repression to occupied Crimea

The number of Russia’s Ukrainian prisoners of war and political prisoners has almost reached 100, and that is without counting well over 100 POWs and civilian hostages in occupied Donbas whose release is directly dependent on Moscow .   | detail

Visits 1049
19.11.2018

78-year-old believer manhandled as Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has carried out a ‘mass operation’ against peaceful Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dzhankoy in occupied Crimea, with a 78-year-old believer manhandled, and 46-year-old Serhiy Filatov arrested on ‘extremism’ charges | detail

Visits 3001
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 4937
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 800
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 1447
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 49764
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 1376
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 1832
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 2096
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 1527
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 1422
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 2029
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 2457
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 2505
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