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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
14.11.2019

Freed Ukrainian journalist: Criticize those in power in Crimea, and you’ll end up behind bars

Crimean journalist Alexei Nazimov has been released after spending over three years in prison on fabricated charges | detail

Visits 370
13.11.2019

The ‘terrorist threat’ Russia brought to Crimea ; six victims receive huge sentences

Six Ukrainian political prisoners from occupied Crimea, including human rights activist Emir-Usein Kuku, have been sentenced to unprecedently long terms of imprisonment on ‘terrorism’ charges without any crime | detail

Visits 656
12.11.2019

Refat Alimov: Final words to a Russian court when innocence is understood, but a long sentence demanded

So what do you tell a Russian court whose judges know perfectly well that all six Ukrainian defendants are innocent but are still likely to pass guilty verdicts and long sentences, because that’s what is demanded of them? | detail

Visits 445
11.11.2019

Victory for Ukraine means Russia must answer to UN court, including over MH17

The UN’s International Court of Justice on 8 November rejected all of Russia’s objections and confirmed that it does have jurisdiction in both suits brought by Ukraine against Russia over violations of two international treaties. | detail

Visits 1607
11.11.2019

Inver Bekirov: If a Muslim observes his faith, the FSB makes him a terrorist

A Russian prosecutor has demanded a record 20.5 year sentence against 55-year-old Crimean Tatar Inver Bekirov because the latter discussed religious issues with friends at the school where he worked as a guard. | detail

Visits 577
08.11.2019

Russian occupiers detain veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Ayshe Seitmuratova

(82-year-old Ayshe Seitmuratova, veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Soviet dissident and historian, was detained on Friday evening on the administrative border between Russian-occupied Crimea and mainland Ukraine )Updated) | detail

Visits 1005
06.11.2019

Solitary confinement in torture-like conditions for reporting on human rights abuse in occupied Crimea

Server Mustafayev, human rights activist and one of the coordinators of the Crimean Solidarity initiative, has been imprisoned since May 2018, with the last month and a half or more in conditions that amount to torture | detail

Visits 705
06.11.2019

Russian Jehovah’s Witness gets 6-year sentence for ‘grave crimes against constitutional order”. Ukrainian from Crimea could be next

A court in the Siberian city of Tomsk has found 49-year-old Sergei Klimov guilty of “grave crimes against Russia’s constitutional order” for not renouncing his faith after Russia reverted to Soviet repression in April 2017 and outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses | detail

Visits 534
05.11.2019

Arsen Dzhepparov is facing a huge sentence in Russia for refusing to give false testimony

Arsen Dzhepparov was probably arrested in April 2016 and is now facing a huge sentence because he refused to act as an FSB informer, providing false testimony aimed at imprisoning fellow Crimean Tatars | detail

Visits 563
31.10.2019

Benefits of PACE ‘dialogue’? Dramatic increase in number of political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea

The Memorial Human Rights Centre traditionally marks the Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression on 30 October by publishing updated lists of political prisoners (see below for our updated list) | detail

Visits 982
31.10.2019

Russia uses standard falsification for new persecution of pro-Ukraine activist in occupied Crimea

The scenario of planted explosives, daubed with illegally obtained DNA traces, which is unfolding in the prosecution of Ukrainian activist Oleh Prykhodko, has already been used against at least three Ukrainian political prisoners whom Russia designated as ‘saboteurs’ | detail

Visits 760
25.10.2019

Russian FSB uses torture & threats for total Internet snooping in occupied Crimea

The FSB have total and uncontrolled access to information about the sites that a person visits, as well as to his activities in Russian social media | detail

Visits 1096
24.10.2019

Ukrainian journalist Haivoronsky jailed in occupied Crimea for failing to treat politically motivated ‘drug dependence’

Yevhen Haivoronsky, a journalist and blogger from occupied Yatla, has been jailed for 15 days after allegedly having his head banged against a police car several times during his detention | detail

Visits 690
17.10.2019

Investigation ordered into FSB torture of witness in trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoner

A ‘pre-investigation check’ has been ordered in Russian-occupied Crimea after a ‘prosecution witness’ in the trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Enver Seytosmanov stated in court that FSB officers had used physical and psychological pressure to force him into giving false testimony | detail

Visits 742
16.10.2019

Russia confirms huge reprisal sentences against two Ukrainians from Crimea who refused to ‘confess’

Russia’s Supreme Court ignored the lack of any convincing proof that Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov had been planning ‘sabotage’ charges and the clear evidence of falsification and of torture used to extract initial ‘confessions’ | detail

Visits 848
14.10.2019

Outrage as Crimean collaborators included in Russian delegation to Turkey

Two Crimean collaborators, including Natalya Poklonskaya, who played a direct role in the persecution of numerous Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners, have for the first time taken part in an official Russian delegation to Turkey | detail

Visits 2112
11.10.2019

Russia demands 20 and 15-year sentences against Crimean Tatar rights activist and five other Ukrainian political prisoners

These are the highest sentences demanded so far in Russia’s persecution of Ukrainian Muslims on deeply flawed charges which are increasingly used as a weapon against Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists | detail

Visits 878
11.10.2019

Ukrainian activist imprisoned in Crimea on ‘terrorist’ charges after opposing Russian occupation

“Why should I leave? I am on my land”, 61-year-old Ukrainian activist Oleh Prykhodko asked after the Russian FSB’s last search of his home in Crimea, over which the Ukrainian flag flies. The FSB have now returned and arrested him | detail

Visits 1070
10.10.2019

Crimea behind barbed wire: Russia militarizes beaches in occupied Sevastopol

Russia’s lies in early 2014 were not about only its invasion and annexation of Crimea, but also about the plans it had for the occupied peninsula. Five years later, Crimea is heavily militarized with even beaches in Sevastopol behind barbed wire | detail

Visits 990
08.10.2019

Crimean Tatar political prisoner sentenced to 15 years for the right Russian FSB paperwork

The case of Ruslan Zeytullaev, one of the ‘oldest’ of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners, stands out for the relentless cynicism with which the Russian FSB obtained the huge sentence they needed for their records and, probably, bonuses or promotion | detail

Visits 758
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