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17.03.2020

Crimean Tatar abducted after day of FSB searches in Russian-occupied Crimea

Two young men were subjected to searches in Russian-occupied Crimea on 16 March, with 26-year-old Dilyaver Ibraimov then effectively abducted and only released around 12 hours later | детальніше

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04.03.2020

Russia resorts to punitive psychiatry against tortured Crimean Tatar rights activist

A Russian-controlled court in Yalta has ordered that 55-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner Yunus Masharipov be forcibly subjected to so-called ‘psychiatric treatment’. The occupation regime is thus resorting in full to the punitive psychiatry of Soviet times | детальніше

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03.03.2020

“In my native Donetsk somebody is being savagely tortured right now”

There are no grounds for seeing anything figurative in Stanislav Aseyev’s words about Izolyatsia, the secret ‘prison’ in Donetsk where he, Stanislav Pechonkin and other former hostages – men and women - were tortured | детальніше

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18.02.2020

Crimean Tatar schoolboy subjected to electric shocks and other torture in Russian-occupied Crimea

17-year-old Server Rasilchak was asked if he wanted to be talked to "like a person, or like an animal". That was just before the officer began inflicting electric shocks | детальніше

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16.01.2020

Ukrainian prisoners savagely beaten after complaining of torture

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group lawyers and monitors have been blocked from entering Oleksiivska Correctional Colony No. 25 in Kharkiv since a believed punitive operation on 8 January against prisoners who had complained of torture | детальніше

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28.10.2019

Donetsk radio tower blown up in protest at Russian-controlled ‘republic’s’ torture & illegal prisons

A radio tower servicing the Fenix mobile operator was blown up on 27 October, with a video of the blast soon afterwards posted on YouTube, together with an ultimatum. | детальніше

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13.09.2019

Russia treats imprisoned Crimean Tatar activists like victims of the 1944 Deportation

Two of the Crimean Solidarity activists whom Russia arrested on 27 March and quickly moved out of occupied Crimea have been brought back to Simferopol, and are being held in conditions that amount to torture | детальніше

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31.08.2019

Anger over acquittal of ex-Berkut officer charged with torturing Maidan activists

The prosecutors have said they will certainly appeal against the acquittal of Andriy Khandrykin, a former Kharkiv Berkut officer and, seemingly, a current police officer, who was accused of torturing two Euromaidan activists | детальніше

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07.05.2019

Russia’s FSB given carte blanche to silence allegations of torture

With virtually no allegations made by Ukrainian political prisoners of FSB torture having ever been properly investigated, the prospect of newspapers being prevented from even reporting such accusations is terrifying | детальніше

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30.04.2019

Disabled and gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner denied medication

There is no reason for Edem Bekirov to be held in detention in Russian-occupied Crimea, and no justification for killing him through brutal treatment yet this is exactly what the Russian occupation regime seems intent on doing | детальніше

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16.04.2019

Effective torture of Crimean Tatar & other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian detention

Human excrement dripping from leaking sewage pipes, cells in which political prisoners are held with men suffering from tuberculosis or AIDS, and solitary confinement for lying down after being refused treatment for acute pain | детальніше

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11.04.2019

Convictions demanded in Russia’s most cynical and tragic attack on elderly Crimean Tatars

The ‘prosecution’ in Russian-occupied Crimea has demanded suspended sentences for four respected members of the Crimean Tatar community after a farcical ‘trial’ that would have been comical had the FSB not already caused one death, and effectively tortured two of the ‘defendants’ | детальніше

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14.02.2019

Assessment of the activity of the National Police of Ukraine by polling public opinion (summary of the national report)

The research was conducted by the Kharkiv Institute for Social Researches under a joint project with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group “Fight against torture, ill-treatment and impunity in Ukraine” with the support of the European Union. | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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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.  | детальніше

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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. | детальніше

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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 | детальніше

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