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19.12.2016

Ukrainian savagely beaten in Russian-occupied Crimea then arrested

It was not enough that the only person punished after Ihor Movenko was brutally attacked was the Ukrainian himself, not his assailant. Now Movenko has been arrested and beaten, this time by the FSB to force him to ‘confess’ to extremism. | detail

Visits 3232
16.12.2016

Germany’s Siemens Company accused of scam to bypass Crimean sanctions

A new twist has been reported in the story of Siemens gas turbines which could be used to deliver the turbines to Russian-occupied Crimea without Germany’s Siemens openly bypassing EU sanctions. A check is urgently needed since the scam suggested would cast a shadow over Siemens and demonstrate serious failings in sanction controls. | detail

Visits 7769
15.12.2016

Ukrainian hostages savagely tortured for ‘Crimea saboteur confessions’ fight back

Two Ukrainians seized by Russia’s FSB and accused of a ‘Crimean sabotage’ plot have lodged formal complaints with Russia’s Investigative Committee. Both allege savage forms of torture applied by the FSB to extract ‘confessions’ and demand proper investigations | detail

Visits 3838
15.12.2016

Closed ‘court’ in Russian-occupied Crimea moves to strip Crimean Tatar leader of his lawyer

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has ordered that Nikolai Polozov be interrogated as a witness in the prosecution of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov, giving the FSB grounds to demand his removal from the case. | detail

Visits 2343
14.12.2016

Misleading OSCE Media report ignores Russia’s annexation of Crimea

An OSCE representative should certainly treat Crimea and areas under the control of Kremlin-backed militants as Ukraine, but ignoring Russia’s culpability for flagrant rights violations leads to serious distortion of the facts. This is just one of the concerns about the report by Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Media Freedom. | detail

Visits 2370
13.12.2016

Russia’s youngest victims in occupied Crimea urgently need support

A special charitable action took place in Kyiv on Dec 11 to raise money and awareness of the youngest victims of Russia’s mounting repression in occupied Crimea. | detail

Visits 2771
12.12.2016

Crimean Tatar rights activist placed in psychiatric clinic on eve of Human Rights Day

Emir-Huseyn Kuku, a human rights activist imprisoned in Russian-occupied Crimea on gravely flawed charges has been placed in a psychiatric clinic. This is purportedly for a ‘psychiatric assessment’, but the lack of any grounds and forced hospitalization make charges of punitive psychiatry in his case and that of five other prisoners arrested with him warranted. | detail

Visits 5398
12.12.2016

Ukrainian activist arrested on fabricated charges in Russian-occupied Crimea

Crimean activist Volodymyr Balukh has been arrested by the Russian FSB just 10 days after he hung a plaque on his home in memory of the people killed during Euromaidan. | detail

Visits 3257
09.12.2016

Torture, threats & absurd ‘confessions’ in FSB’s new ‘Crimean saboteur’ plots

The FSB’s new Crimean ‘plots’, in their use of torture, televised ‘confessions’ and grandiose claims, bear an eerie similarity to the first Crimean arrests in May 2014 of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and other opponents of Russia’s occupation, but there are some key differences | detail

Visits 2166
08.12.2016

Crimean Tatars ’tried’ & fined for solidarity with victims of persecution

Russia is extending repressive measures in occupied Crimea to target those who dare ask why when their compatriots are facing persecution | detail

Visits 2220
30.11.2016

Russia targets only Crimean Tatars and their families in revenge prosecution

Not satisfied with imprisoning Crimean Tatars on absurd charges regarding a pre-annexation demonstration over which Russia has no jurisdiction, the occupying state is increasingly applying methods of intimidation and repression against prisoners’ families. | detail

Visits 1692
28.11.2016

Crimean Tatars deported again under Russian occupation of Crimea

57-year-old Nedim Khalilov has declared a hunger strike after Russia ‘deported’ him from illegally annexed Crimea. He says that he will risk his life to fight for his right to live in his homeland as a Crimean Tatar, and not be deported as though a foreign citizen | detail

Visits 2679
27.11.2016

Russia charges Crimean pensioner with ’state treason’ & spying for Ukraine

Ukraine in turn has accused Russia’s FSB of simply scouring databases for their next ’spot the Ukrainian spy’ arrest | detail

Visits 2277
23.11.2016

Russia continues Crimean arrests with debunked ’Ukrainian nationalist’ proof

Two more Crimeans have been arrested and remanded in custody accused by Russia of planning acts of ‘sabotage’. Typically the main news source was provided by Dmitry Kiselyov, described by the BBC as ‘Russia’s chief spin doctor’, in a long feature under the title ‘The latest failure by Ukrainian intelligence: saboteurs failed to harm Crimea” | detail

Visits 2070
21.11.2016

Another supposed ’Ukrainian Crimean saboteur’ hostage found on Russian TV

A fourth Ukrainian arrested by Russia and accused of being part of a ‘Crimean sabotage’ plot in early August has been identified through close scrutiny of Russian state-controlled television | detail

Visits 1770
18.11.2016

Jailed & now subjected to punitive psychiatry for being Muslim in Russian-occupied Crimea

Muslim Aliev, a Crimean Tatar held in detention since armed and masked men burst into his home, terrifying his children, in February this year, has now been forcibly placed in a psychiatric clinic in Simferopol. There are fears that he and other political prisoners will face undisclosed ‘psychiatric treatment’. | detail

Visits 3029
17.11.2016

UN Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Crimea

The most hard-hitting UN statement yet on Russia’s occupation of Crimea and ongoing human rights abuse | detail

Visits 1590
16.11.2016

International Criminal Court demolishes Russia’s narrative on Crimean annexation

Russia’s attempts to distort the picture regarding its invasion and annexation of Crimea, and military engagement in Eastern Ukraine received a significant blow on Nov 14 in the hard-hitting conclusions published by the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor | detail

Visits 9084
15.11.2016

International protest over Russian FSB arrest of well-known Crimean scholars

The FSB has posted videoed ‘confessions’ from two of its three alleged ‘Crimean saboteurs’, both renowned academics, but has not allowed lawyers to see the men. The third man, Volodymyr Dudka, a retired military man, was allowed to briefly see a lawyer and told her that his ‘confession’ was extracted through threats to his family. | detail

Visits 2183
11.11.2016

Russia makes new ‘Crimean Saboteur’ Arrests’ with old Right Sector card as ‘proof’

Three more Ukrainians have been arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea accused of ‘sabotage’ for Ukrainian military intelligence, with the Russian media shown a ‘Right Sector business card’ that caused Internet mirth 2 years ago as ’evidence’ | detail

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