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18.06.2018

The FSB just can’t get the plot right for its Crimean academic ‘saboteur’ trials

The ‘trial’ in Russian-occupied Crimea of two men arrested 18 months ago in the FSB’s second ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ plot has been delayed because of fatal contradictions between the indictment and evidence | detail

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15.06.2018

Jailed Crimean Tatar human rights activist says that FSB prove that Russia has changed little since Stalin era

In a recent appeal, Emir-Usein Kuku notes that Russia’s FSB are not in the slightest bothered by the absurdity of the charges they have brought against him and five other Crimean Muslims. "They falsify supposed ‘evidence of guilt’ in the darkest tradition of the NKVD, demonstrating that in modern Russia little has changed since Stalin’s times" | detail

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15.06.2018

European Parliament demands Russia Free Oleg Sentsov & 70 other Ukrainian political prisoners

There are countless reasons why the 2018 World Cup should not provide its host country Russia with an image success, but one is extremely urgent.  Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has now been on hunger strike for over a month and has made it clear he will not give up until all Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea are released .  | detail

Visits 1294
13.06.2018

Ukrainian MP helps Russian disinformation campaign against Oleg Sentsov

Classic disinformation tactics aimed at suggesting, falsely, that “not all is clear” about Russia’s ‘trial’ and imprisonment of Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko have, frustratingly been used by Ukrainian MP Yevhen Muraev, his channel and at least one other | detail

Visits 2055
11.06.2018

Russian FSB remove incriminating videos of the arrest and death of Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

Vital CCTV footage showing the extraordinary FSB arrest of 83-year-old Vedzhie Kashka that caused her death  has vanished, almost certainly because it would show excessive violence used against the world-renowned veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement.  | detail

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07.06.2018

Russia steps up fight against Crimean Tatars, not terrorism before the World Cup

Any football fans believing that Russia’s security service is out there in the run-up to the World Cup working to ensure their safety should think again.  There are much easier ways for Russia’s FSB to enhance their ‘anti-terrorism’ statistics, while also demonstrating loyalty to the Kremlin and thus improving their chances of promotion. | detail

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06.06.2018

Call for Political Boycott of the World Cup in Russia until the Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages are freed

An appeal to the representatives of countries who are expected to travel to the World Cup football games in Russia | detail

Visits 455
06.06.2018

Ukrainian political prisoner faces huge sentence for not ‘confessing’ to Russian FSB ‘Crimea sabotage’ plot

Russia’s FSB are most brutal with those political prisoners who refuse, even under torture and threats, to ‘confess’ to non-existent crimes. This was seen with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Yevhen Panov has been threatened with the same 20-year sentence | detail

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05.06.2018

Juncker should demand Russia stops its aggression, war crimes & repression, not an end to ‘Russia bashing’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has demanded an end to what he called “Russia-bashing” and said that it is time to “reconnect with Russia”.   | detail

Visits 1443
04.06.2018

Russia is holding over 70 Ukrainian Political Prisoners of War

Russia’s political persecution of Ukrainians coincided with its invasion and annexation of Crimea, and has continued unabated. Oleg Sentsov’s indefinite hunger strike has renewed demands for his release, however he has vowed to continue until Russia release all political prisoners [LIST and DETAILS] | detail

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04.06.2018

Crimean Tatar beaten so he couldn’t stand in court & jailed for alleged comments about Russians

Ismail Ramazanov remains imprisoned five months after he brutally beaten up by FSB and other enforcement officers in Russian-occupied Crimea who demanded he ‘confess’ to non-existent crimes | detail

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01.06.2018

Russia ‘prosecutes’ Ukrainian Constitutional Court judges for finding its annexation of Crimea illegal

Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a ‘criminal investigation’ against 15 judges of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court for acting in full compliance with Ukraine’s Constitution and international law.  This, the Investigative Committee [IC] claims, was ‘discrimination’ | detail

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01.06.2018

Kremlin Political Prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko joins Oleg Sentsov in a hunger strike equivalent to suicide:

Oleksander Kolchenko, the already desperately thin Crimean civic activist imprisoned in the same Russian show trial as filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has declared a hunger strike, demanding that Russia free Sentsov | detail

Visits 1659
28.05.2018

Detained in Moscow for demanding that Russia #FreeSentsov

As concern mounts over Oleg Sentsov’s indefinite hunger strike, Russians have been detained for legal single-person pickets in his defence and French President Macron has been called upon to act as intermediary in securing Sentsov’s release. | detail

Visits 1571
24.05.2018

Crimean Tatar National Congress delegate seized and beaten on anniversary of Ervin Ibragimov’s abduction

Asan Egiz, delegate of the Qurultay  [National Congress] of the Crimean Tatar people, was abducted on 23 May by men in police uniform.  This was a chillingly brazen repeat of the abduction and disappearance exactly two years ago of another prominent Crimean Tatar Ervin Ibragimov with the only difference being that Asan Egiz was, thankfully, found, beaten, but alive. | detail

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24.05.2018

Russia admits complicity in abduction of Crimean Tatar activist through refusal to investigate

It is two years since 31-year-old Ervin Ibragimov, member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars, was abducted by men in road patrol uniform from near his home in Bakhchysarai.  Despite video footage showing the abduction, the Russian occupation regime effectively never carried out a real investigation, which has only heightened the suspicion that enforcement officers or paramilitary organizations were responsible | detail

Visits 841
23.05.2018

Russia turns to abduction & torture to try to discredit the Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Oleksandr Steshenko, the young Ukrainian who disappeared after being seized by the FSB in occupied Crimea, has been shown on Russian television ‘confessing’ to involvement in an ‘extremist group’ supposedly created by the Head of the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people.  This alleged ‘plot’ has been made public just days after Ukraine approached the International Court of Justice asking why Russia is continuing to flout the Court’s direct order to end its ban of the Mejlis | detail

Visits 1340
23.05.2018

School kids intimidated in Russian-occupied Crimea as Crimeans refuse to reject Ukrainian citizenship

Teachers in Russian-occupied Crimea are demanding information from parents as to whether their children have Russian citizenship and what residence status they and their parent(s) have. The document came to light in connection with angry reactions from pro-Russian officials to the large number of Crimeans obtaining Ukrainian biometric passports | detail

Visits 1922
22.05.2018

Crimean Tatar Civic Activists arrested in new offensive against Crimea Solidarity

Russia has carried out new armed searches and arrests in occupied Crimea, with one of the targets Server Mustafaev, a highly-respected civic activist and coordinator of the Crimea Solidarity movement | detail

Visits 2560
21.05.2018

The only ‘Ukrainian school’ left in occupied Crimea teaches in Russian

A year after the International Court of Justice at the Hague ordered Russia “to ensure availability of education in the Ukrainian language” in occupied Crimea,  the only remaining ‘Ukrainian school’ does not have a single class taught in Ukrainian | detail

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