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14.12.2018

10 Ukrainians imprisoned for murders committed by serial killer

Sergei Tkach may have raped and killed over 100 young girls over 25 years, escaping capture because at least ten other men had been tortured into ‘confessing’ to individual crimes. Other Ukrainians are serving life sentences for other people’s crimes, with Ukraine’s legislators in no hurry to do anything about it. | detail

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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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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

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16.09.2018

Lawyer prevented from seeing Ukrainian political prisoner Balukh after reports he was beaten

The report that Volodymyr Balukh is in severe pain after being beaten in prison has not been confirmed or refuted, but only because both his lawyer and Archbishop Kliment, his civic defender, were prevented from visiting him on 15 September. | detail

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23.08.2018

Ukrainian abducted for FSB attempt to discredit Crimean Tatar Mejlis jailed for two years

Oleksandr Steshenko was sentenced on charges that are once again unrelated to his televised ‘confession which was an overt attempt to discredit the leaders of the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people and given after Steshenko had been abducted and held incommunicado for a month.  | detail

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26.07.2018

Russia tackled at the UN over torture in occupied Crimea

Russia’s presentation of its 6th Periodic Report to the UN Committee against Torture is taking place this year with the enforced involvement of Ukrainian human rights NGOs, who have presented a devastating ‘alternative report’ on Russia’s use of torture in occupied Crimea. | detail

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13.07.2018

Defiant cries of ‘Glory to Ukraine!’ as Russia sentences Panov to 8 years for exposing ‘Crimean saboteur’ scam

Yevhen Panov has been sentenced to eight years in Russian-occupied Crimea on ‘sabotage’ charges for which there is not a scrap of evidence.  The sentence was met with cries of “Glory to Ukraine” from Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian activists who had come to show support, an act of no small courage under Russian occupation | detail

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11.07.2018

FSB torture Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev’s family driver

Akhtem Mustafaev has fled to mainland Ukraine a week after his ‘interrogation’ and alleged torture by the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea.  The FSB’s interest is almost  certainly linked solely with Mustafaev’s connection to veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, and only strengthens the suspicion that a recently announced criminal prosecution is an attempt to discredit the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people and respected Crimean Tatar leaders..  | detail

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10.07.2018

10-year sentence demanded in FSB’s fantasy ‘Ukrainian Crimea sabotage’ plot

The de facto prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded that Yevhen Panov be sentenced to ten and a half years’ imprisonment despite the lack of any evidence that there ever was a Crimean saboteur plot which he is supposed to have organized | detail

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09.07.2018

Criminal charges against Crimean Tatar who refused to be silent about savage FSB torture

The de facto military prosecutor in Russian-occupied Crimea has refused to initiate criminal proceedings against the FSB officers who abducted and tortured 31-year-old Crimean Tatar Rinat Paralamov.  Two criminal investigations have, however, been launched against the victim who refused to remain silent about the FSB’s treatment of him | detail

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07.06.2018

Ukraine’s new Human Rights Ombudsman is placing fight against torture in jeopardy

A vital mechanism for preventing torture and ill-treatment in Ukrainian places of confinement is in danger, with human rights organizations placing the blame with the new, controversially elected, Human Rights Ombudsman Ludmila Denisova | detail

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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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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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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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16.05.2018

Russian military ‘overseers’ believed to issue the orders to torture hostages in Donbas

Two Ukrainian human rights groups have compiled an important report documenting crimes committed by militants of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR], as well as evidence of the deployment of Russian military personnel in Donbas during 2014 and 2015 | detail

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03.05.2018

How to Eradicate Sovietism in Ukrainian Prisons

(Amendments to the Internal Prison and Pre-Trial Detention Centers Rules in the Light of International Standards) – This publications is Introduction to the book. | detail

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24.04.2018

No more than 3% of police torture cases in Ukraine reach the courts

Two and a half thousand Ukrainians who sought help from medical institutions in 2017 reported that their injuries had been caused by police officers.  While the number of such cases is on the rise, the number of criminal proceedings initiated by the prosecutor’s office has decreased | detail

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03.04.2018

Jailed for 9 years in Russian-occupied Crimea because they couldn’t kill him

It is four years since Mykola Shyptur became Russia’s first and least-known Ukrainian political prisoner in occupied Crimea.  Although the circumstances remain unclear, it seems likely that the intervention of a police officer may have resulted in his politically motivated 9-year sentence, but did at least save his life. | detail

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07.02.2018

Menacing attack on the son of a Crimean Tatar National Congress member

23-year-old Fakhri Muratov was dragged from his car in Russian-occupied Crimea on February 6 by men in masks and without any insignia.  The men proceeded to beat him and then search his car, before driving off. | detail

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26.01.2018

Crimean Tatar with brain tumour arrested for social media post from 2012

Russia’s overt terrorization in occupied Crimea continued on January 25 with two more armed searches.  The targets this time included Ebazer Islyamov from Nizhnegorsk, who was detained and then put through a court hearing despite all those responsible being informed that he has a brain tumour.  An armed search was also carried out of the home of Crimean Tatar activist Enver Krosh in Dzhankoj, who was subjected to torture two years ago after refusing to collaborate with Russia’s FSB | detail

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