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15.11.2018

US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list

Andriy Sushko, a Ukrainian turncoat now working for the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea has been added to the United States’ sanctions list for his role in the abduction and savage torture of Rinat Paralamov in September 2017 | detail

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15.11.2018

Worrying secrecy around allocation of aid to Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea

NGOs directly involved in helping the prisoners and their families have reacted with indignation to attempts to exclude them from the proceedings and point out that secrecy where public funding is concerned is unacceptable and carries the risk of corruption. | detail

Visits 204
14.11.2018

Crimean Tatar human rights activist sentenced to 4 years after complaining of torture by Russian FSB

Yunus Masharipov, a 54-year-old Crimean Tatar activist from Yalta, alleged soon after his arrest that multiple versions of a ‘confession’ had been tortured out of him after he admitted to having reported human rights violations in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 423
13.11.2018

Mustafa Dzhemilev, Crimean Tatar leader, moral hero of Ukraine and Russian enemy No. 1 turns 75

Mustafa Dzhemilev has made a particular request for his birthday, namely that it be made a special day for the children of the ever-mounting number of political prisoners under Russian occupation | detail

Visits 520
12.11.2018

New corrupt players in Russia’s destruction of historic Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea

The St. Petersburg ’Meander’ company has won a tender for Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ of the 16th century Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, which, under other contractors has already caused irreparable damage to a site of immense importance to Crimean Tatars and Ukraine as a whole | detail

Visits 984
08.11.2018

Russia forced to withdraw trumped-up charge against Crimean Tatar activist

In what is almost a first for Russian-occupied Crimea, one of the criminal charges against Crimean Tatar activist, Ismail Ramazanov has been dropped “for want of a crime”. | detail

Visits 365
07.11.2018

Russia escalates attack on human rights lawyers in occupied Crimea

Russian-controlled enforcement officers burst into the offices of human rights lawyers in occupied Crimea on 6 November, and handed prominent Crimean Tatar lawyer Emil Kurbedinov a ‘warning of the inadmissibility of extremism’ | detail

Visits 565
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 4381
02.11.2018

No end to persecution of Crimean left-wing activist imprisoned for social media posts

A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in Crimea has refused to release Yevhen Karakashev from custody despite serious health issues and suspect charges over VKontakte social media posts, one of which was in 2014.  | detail

Visits 487
01.11.2018

Russia uses collaborators for its plans to ‘nationalize’ property of the persecuted Crimean Tatar Mejlis

The occupation authorities in Crimea appear to be planning to steal the property of the Mejlis, or self-governing body of the Crimean Tatar people, while describing this as ‘nationalization’. | detail

Visits 650
31.10.2018

Huge increase in number of political prisoners in Russia & occupied Crimea

Russia’s renowned Memorial Human Rights Centre has once again marked Remembrance Day for the Victims of Political Repression on 30 October by publishing new lists of political prisoners currently held in Russia or Russian-occupied Crimea.  | detail

Visits 686
31.10.2018

Russia sends Ukrainians from occupied Crimea to fight in Syria

Ukrainian human rights groups have submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court of Russia’s war crimes in forcing young Crimeans to serve in the occupying state’s army | detail

Visits 1984
30.10.2018

After almost 5 years of Russian aggression, Ukraine is still unable to prosecute for war crimes

Almost five years have passed since Russia launched its military aggression against Ukraine, yet in all that time only one person has been convicted of a war crime.  While catching some of the worst war criminals is difficult, the main problem lies in glaring gaps in Ukrainian legislation which the government has been in no hurry to rectify.  | detail

Visits 2397
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 694
29.10.2018

Russia launches new attack on Crimean Solidarity & lawyers defending political prisoners

Russian enforcement officers have carried out a second raid on a meeting of the human rights initiative Crimean Solidarity, with the actions of the masked men this time evidently aimed at instilling fear among all those present.  Two Crimean Tatar lawyers were issued ‘warnings’, as was one of the coordinators of Crimean Solidarity | detail

Visits 960
26.10.2018

Russia hurls petulant lies as Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov awarded Sakharov Prize

Russia’s ‘terrorist’ narrative about Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov took another blow on 25 October when the Kremlin’s most famous political prisoner was awarded the EU’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. | detail

Visits 842
25.10.2018

Ukrainian political prisoner’s whereabouts unknown after riots in Russian prison

It is not clear where Dmytro Shtyblikov, the Ukrainian academic accused by Russia of organizing a supposed ‘saboteur plot’ in occupied Crimea, has been taken. It is possible that his transfer is linked with Russia’s latest attempt to carry off a ‘trial’, without a shred of evidence, against two other Ukrainians: Volodymyr Dudka and Oleksiy Bessarabov | detail

Visits 542
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 1267
19.10.2018

Kerch massacre was about militarization of Russian-occupied Crimea & aggression, not ‘globalization’ as Putin claims

Putin has claimed that the killing at Kerch Technical College of 21 people, most teenagers, was the result of ‘globalization’. It is a convenient line for him to take, but one rejected by those who have long warned of the dangers of rampant militarization and glorification of war in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 2487
18.10.2018

Russia stops calling the Kerch mass killing terrorism when it can’t blame Ukraine or Crimean Tatars

Russia has now decided that the killing of 18 teenagers and teachers in Kerch was multiple homicide, after officials and the media first claimed that Ukraine was behind the ’terrorism’ or that the believed killer “looked like a Tatar”. | detail

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