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

New offensive against wife of Crimean prisoner of conscience sentenced to 12 years for converting to Islam

This new visitation only confirms the suspicion that Anna Bogacheva’s husband, Vadim Siruk, an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, was targeted by the occupation regime as an ethnic Ukrainian convert to Islam. | detail

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Ukraine charges judges with treason over persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov

Ukraine’s Crimean Prosecutor has passed to the court indictments against two turncoat ‘judges’, involved in Russia’s politically-motivated persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader, Ilmi Umerov | detail

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Ukrainian political prisoner: “I didn’t come to Moscow on a tank. You came to me in Crimea”

Russia’s FSB have accused 63-year-old Oleh Prykhodko of planning serious terrorist attacks, yet they stopped searching his two garages after ‘finding’ explosives in the first garage and saw no need to check why the phone Prykhodko used was registered in somebody else’s name | detail

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Russia instils ‘patriotism’ in occupied Crimea with automatic rifles and propaganda

Air pistols; automatic rifles; sniper and air rifles have been purchased for the Artek children’s camp in occupied Crimea, with this Russia’s latest criminal use of weapons to attract Crimean children to the occupiers’ army and to inculcate a war-focused notion of ‘patriotism’ | detail

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Forcibly disappeared Crimean Tatar activist ‘summoned’ to appear at Russia’s grotesque trial of Mustafa Dzhemilev

A Russian-controlled court in Armyansk has ordered that Ervin Ibragimov be forcibly brought to the court to give testimony, four years after the Crimean Tatar activist was abducted by men in Russian road patrol uniform and disappeared without trace | detail

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Crimean Tatar political prisoner with dangerous Covid-19 symptoms thrown into punishment cell

45-year-old Teymur Abdullayev has a high temperature and other symptoms associated with coronavirus, yet instead of being taken to hospital, he has been placed in a Russian punishment cell where the conditions are especially appalling | detail

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Convicted of worship as Russia steps up persecution of religious ‘dissidents’ in occupied Crimea

Ablyakim Galiyev has become the latest Imam in occupied Crimea to be found guilty of ‘illegal missionary activity’ for having held Friday prayers in his own mosque in a village near Sudak | detail

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Ukraine sabotages reintegration chances for students from occupied Crimea and Donbas

Ukraine’s Ministry of Education is refusing to set aside funding for critical preparatory courses and information work, aimed at ensuring that young Ukrainians from occupied Crimea and Donbas can study in government-controlled Ukraine | detail

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Russia launches dangerous new ‘foreign agent’ offensive against independent NGOs

New plans are underway to further stifle Russian human rights organizations and other NGOs whom the authorities have labelled ‘foreign agents’ | detail

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Russia could kill Crimean Tatar political prisoner imprisoned for civic activism

Even according to Russian legislation, 58-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov is much too ill to be held in detention, yet he remains imprisoned, with his lawyer constantly ignored or given evidently false information about Gafarov’s condition | detail

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Ukraine arrests Crimean turncoat implicated in persecution of Crimean Tatars

Mykola (Russian – Nikolai) Fedoryan, a former high-ranking Crimean police officer, has been arrested in Ukraine on charges of state treason after being detained as he tried to enter occupied Crimea | detail

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Russian-installed Crimean leader praises FSB for terrorizing Crimean Tatars

Sergei Aksyonov confirmed that the operation on Monday evening was aimed at intimidation, and effectively threatened to treat acts of solidarity with Crimean Tatar political prisoners as ‘abetting terrorism’. | detail

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Russian ‘pride’ over invasion and annexation of Crimea is fading fast

There has been a significant decline in the number of Russians declaring pride in what the pollsters call the ‘reunification of Crimea’ | detail

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Russia passes monstrous sentences without any crime against three Crimean Tatar political prisoners

Rustem Emiruseinov; Arsen Abkhairov and Eskender Abdulganiev were never accused of any recognizable crime, yet a Russian court has sentenced them to 17, 13 and 12 years’ imprisonment | detail

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Russia detains almost 200 Crimean Tatars and closes Crimea Bridge in brazen act of intimidation

Around 200 Crimean Tatars were stopped by Russian traffic police on Monday evening, and were effectively held against their will through the night near the illegal bridge between Kerch in occupied Crimea and Russia | detail

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Mother of Crimean Tatar political prisoner hospitalized after brutal police attempt to detain her

Zurye Emiruseinova was taken to hospital on 31 October with dangerously high blood pressure after Russian-controlled police harassed and then tried to detain her for a legal solitary picket in defence of her political prisoner son, Rustem Emiruseinov | detail

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Russia ‘sells’ plundered Ukrainian heritage in occupied Crimea

The world-famous Massandra Winery in occupied Crimea is due to be privatized and sold by the end of 2020, with this only one of many parts of Ukraine’s heritage in Crimea that the Russian occupiers are treating as bounty and selling | detail

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The final brutality in Russia’s war against Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

Dying alone, because Russia’s FSB has imprisoned their sons without any crime | detail

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Crimean activist sentenced for “Down with the Putin police regime!” & social media posts

Valery Bolshakov, a left-wing activist from Russian-occupied Sevastopol, has received a two and a half year suspended sentence, with a two-year trial period, for a picket and speech under the slogan ‘Down with the Putin police regime!’ in which he called for “the dictatorship of the proletariat” | detail

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Kremlin hostages’ lives in danger while Russia exploits Covid-19 to further restrict their rights

At least 10 cells in the appallingly overcrowded SIZO [remand prison] in occupied Simferopol are ‘under quarantine’ with this almost certainly meaning that prisoners have been infected with Covid-19 | detail

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