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11.12.2018

Russian state TV caught using fake ‘disillusioned Ukrainian Maidan activist’

Russia’s Pyervy Kanal has been caught using a Belarusian fake for a propaganda program aimed at proving that Euromaidan brought only hardship and suffering to Ukraine, and that Kyiv is trying to attribute its problems to “Russia’s mythical aggression”. | detail

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10.12.2018

Crimean Solidarity rights activist added to Russia’s List of ‘terrorists & extremists’ for a Facebook repost

21-year-old Gulsum Alieva, an activist from the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative and daughter of political prisoner Muslim Aliev, has become the latest – and youngest – Crimean victim of persecution to be added to Russia’s huge List of Terrorists and Extremists | detail

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29.11.2018

While the world watches Russia’s new offensive against Ukraine, it’s repression as usual in occupied Crimea

World headlines remain focused on Moscow’s aggressive lies about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats on 25 November and seizure of 24 naval officers. Repressive measures and hate speech against Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians appear to be much too ‘ordinary’ to get a mention | detail

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27.11.2018

No end to brutal torment of Ukrainian journalist sentenced for opposing Russian occupation of Crimea

Although Russia stopped short of actually imprisoning 68-year-old Mykola Semena for expressing his opposition to Russian occupation, the two-and-a-half year suspended sentence imposed still means that he is effectively imprisoned in Crimea and prevented from receiving urgently needed specialist medical treatment | detail

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26.11.2018

Russia bans Ukrainian journalist reporting on political prisoners from entering occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has banned Alyona Savchuk from entering occupied Crimea for 10 years, claiming that the young freelance journalist poses a threat to Russia’s defence capability, security or public order | detail

Visits 1139
23.11.2018

Crimean journalist & politician jailed on ‘extortion’ charges after criticizing United Russia party

Alexei Nazimov, the Chief Editor of a newspaper in Alushta in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been sentenced to nearly five years on ‘extortion’ charges probably linked with his criticism of members of the ruling United Russia party.  | detail

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08.11.2018

Russian language ‘moratorium’ slammed as against Ukraine’s Constitution & common sense

The Lviv and Zhytomyr Regional Councils have imposed a ‘moratorium’ on the public use of something referred to as ‘Russian-language cultural products’, with the fact that this term does not exist in Ukrainian legislation only part of the problems such a ban brings . | detail

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19.10.2018

Win a smartphone in Russia by denouncing neighbours for ‘extremism’

Anonymous denunciations of neighbours or workmates are no longer a bad memory from the Stalin era, but encouraged by the Putin regime in Russia, and in occupied Crimea | detail

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25.09.2018

Journalist resigns from pro-Russian Strana.ua over overt attempt to slur Oleg Sentsov

Valeriya Ivashkina, the journalist whose name was on a cynical attempt to defame Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, has announced her resignation from Strana.ua, expressing regret that she took part in the efforts to slur Sentsov’s name | detail

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21.09.2018

Russia occupies Crimea and deports Ukrainians for refusing Russian citizenship

Russia is treating Ukrainians in Ukrainian Crimea as ‘foreign migrants’.  Those who refused or were unable to take on Russian citizenship after Russia’s annexation of Crimea are systematically penalized by the occupation regime, with an ever-increasing number even deported | detail

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18.09.2018

Crimean Tatar added to Russia’s’List of Terrorists and Extremists’ for 2014 ‘anti-Russian’ social media reposts

Without any court verdict, Russia has added a young Crimean Tatar woman Elina Mamedova to its huge ‘List of Terrorists and Extremists’ over three social media reposts from 2014 and 2015.  She is one of five Ukrainians added to this list recently, all of whom are people whose prosecution has been condemned by the Crimean Human Rights Group as politically-motivated | detail

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14.09.2018

“Totally Orwellian” Russian ‘Anna Politkovskaya Prize’ for Ukrainian journalist accused of treason

Russia’s Union of Journalists has declared Kyrylo Vyshynsky, a Ukrainian journalist accused of treason for his propaganda support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea, its laureate for the ’Anna Politkovskaya Kamerton Award’, in a move condemned by one journalist as “plummeting the depths on a cosmic scale” | detail

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14.09.2018

Russia calls comment that Crimea is Ukraine a public call to violate RUSSIAN territorial integrity

FSB documents in the prosecution of Crimean Tatar activist Suleyman Kadyrov appear to be written by the same person as the ‘court’ rulings. This is only one of the features of a prosecution described by the defence as “fabricated from start to finish” | detail

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10.09.2018

Russian propaganda fakes ‘praise for Hitler’ by Ukrainian Speaker Parubiy

Russia has been caught brazenly fabricating a ‘scandal’ around invented praise of Adolf Hitler by Andriy Parubiy, speaker of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada.  Moscow probably doesn’t care, and a quick Google check will explain why | detail

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10.09.2018

Journalist sentenced for criticising Russia’s occupation of Crimea urgently needs medical treatment

A year after Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena received a two-year suspended sentence for an article opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea, the 68-year-old is unable to receive acutely needed medical treatment for heart and spinal issues in Kyiv without special permission | detail

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05.09.2018

Crimean Tatar civic activists jailed for social media reposts after day of armed searches & arrests

Civic activist Marlen Mustafaev has been jailed for 12 days over a Facebook post dating back to 2014, and may be facing a much longer term of imprisonment on an absurd charge of ‘inciting enmity’ | detail

Visits 1228
05.09.2018

Outrage after Ukrainian court orders disclosure of prominent anti-corruption journalist’s mobile telephone data

A court warrant allowing Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office access to the mobile telephone data of a journalist who has exposed the authorities’ corruption has elicited outrage and succeeded only in placing Ukraine’s respect for press freedom in question | detail

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30.08.2018

Russian FSB comes for Ukrainian Cultural Centre activist in occupied Crimea

Olha Pavlenko has become the latest activist from the Ukrainian Cultural Centre to come under attack in Russian-occupied Crimea.  A search was carried out early on 29 August, with Pavlenko later summoned to the FSB for interrogatio | detail

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20.08.2018

Crimean Tatar poet under criminal investigation in Russian-occupied Crimea for anti-war verse

Crimean Tatar poet Aliye Kenzhalieva is facing possible criminal charges over poems about the tragedy of war, which the Russian-controlled Investigative Committee is trying to claim falls under the article of Russia’s criminal code on ‘rehabilitation of Nazism’ | detail

Visits 1899
20.08.2018

Imprisoned Donetsk journalist Aseyev tortured for Russian propaganda TV ‘confession’

15 months after being seized by Kremlin-backed militants, Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev has been shown on a Russian state-controlled television channel ‘confessing’ to working for Ukrainian military intelligence | detail

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