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13.12.2018

’Sentsov Has Won,’ Cousin Tells Sakharov Prize Ceremony

The European Parliament has awarded imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov its 2018 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. | detail

Visits 175
10.12.2018

Crimean Solidarity rights activist added to Russia’s List of ‘terrorists & extremists’ for a Facebook repost

21-year-old Gulsum Alieva, an activist from the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative and daughter of political prisoner Muslim Aliev, has become the latest – and youngest – Crimean victim of persecution to be added to Russia’s huge List of Terrorists and Extremists | detail

Visits 632
07.12.2018

Russia jails prominent Crimean Tatar lawyer defending Ukrainian POWs TWICE for a video posted in 2013

Emil Kurbedinov has been sentenced to five days’ imprisonment for an entirely innocuous video posted a year before Russia’s annexation of Crimea. He links his detention to his defence of one of the Ukrainian prisoners of war whom Russia seized in the Azov Sea on 25 November. | detail

Visits 1023
07.12.2018

Russia brings Soviet-style repression to occupied Crimea

The number of Russia’s Ukrainian prisoners of war and political prisoners has almost reached 100, and that is without counting well over 100 POWs and civilian hostages in occupied Donbas whose release is directly dependent on Moscow .   | detail

Visits 1060
06.12.2018

Tortured and jailed for 10 years as Kremlin’s revenge for Euromaidan in Ukraine

The Euromaidan protests that overthrew Viktor Yanukovych’s regime are known as Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity.  Except in Russia, whose leaders are still fuming at Ukrainians’ refusal to accept a Moscow-controlled puppet, and venting spleen by imprisoning Maidan activists | detail

Visits 1075
03.12.2018

Russia’s Azov Sea attack on Ukraine planned in advance?

A Bellingcat probe has found that Russia fired on at least one Ukrainian naval boat in neutral waters, and aimed to hit the Ukrainian seamen, not their boats. It also looks likely that none of this act of war was in any way spontaneous | detail

Visits 2222
30.11.2018

24 Ukrainian POWs moved from Crimea as European Court of Human Rights demands answers from Russia

The European Court of Human Rights has reacted swiftly to an application from Ukraine in defence of 24 Ukrainians whom Russia seized after attacking Ukrainian naval boats on November 25. | detail

Visits 1595
29.11.2018

While the world watches Russia’s new offensive against Ukraine, it’s repression as usual in occupied Crimea

World headlines remain focused on Moscow’s aggressive lies about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats on 25 November and seizure of 24 naval officers. Repressive measures and hate speech against Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians appear to be much too ‘ordinary’ to get a mention | detail

Visits 1096
29.11.2018

Crimeans rally to help 24 Ukrainian POWs seized in Russia’s Azov Sea attack

There has been a huge outpouring of help, including from many Ukrainians in occupied Crimea who normally try to keep a low profile, for the 24 Ukrainian sailors whom Russia opened fire on and seized on 25 November, and who are now being held prisoner far from their families and home | detail

Visits 2912
27.11.2018

No end to brutal torment of Ukrainian journalist sentenced for opposing Russian occupation of Crimea

Although Russia stopped short of actually imprisoning 68-year-old Mykola Semena for expressing his opposition to Russian occupation, the two-and-a-half year suspended sentence imposed still means that he is effectively imprisoned in Crimea and prevented from receiving urgently needed specialist medical treatment | detail

Visits 736
26.11.2018

Russia attacks & seizes Ukrainian naval boats near Crimea, & western media repeat FSB claims of ‘provocation by Ukraine’

On 25 November, a Russian boat rammed a Ukrainian naval vessel near the Kerch Strait and later fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels. | detail

Visits 3171
26.11.2018

Russia bans Ukrainian journalist reporting on political prisoners from entering occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has banned Alyona Savchuk from entering occupied Crimea for 10 years, claiming that the young freelance journalist poses a threat to Russia’s defence capability, security or public order | detail

Visits 1302
23.11.2018

Russia used ex-Berkut traitors for FSB operation that killed 83-year-old Crimean Tatar veteran Vedzhie Kashka

It is exactly a year since Russia staged a gratuitously violent ‘special operation’ in occupied Crimea that caused the death of world-renowned veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement, Vedzhie Kashka | detail

Visits 1205
23.11.2018

Crimean journalist & politician jailed on ‘extortion’ charges after criticizing United Russia party

Alexei Nazimov, the Chief Editor of a newspaper in Alushta in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been sentenced to nearly five years on ‘extortion’ charges probably linked with his criticism of members of the ruling United Russia party.  | detail

Visits 663
19.11.2018

78-year-old believer manhandled as Russia comes for Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Crimea

Russia’s FSB has carried out a ‘mass operation’ against peaceful Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dzhankoy in occupied Crimea, with a 78-year-old believer manhandled, and 46-year-old Serhiy Filatov arrested on ‘extremism’ charges | detail

Visits 3005
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

Visits 863
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 492
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 603
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 709
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 1198
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