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12.10.2018

Russia fights Crimean Solidarity with long prison sentences and shattered childhoods

Said Asanov had always wanted to be an architect when he grew up.  Until October 11, 2017, when his childhood ended with the arrival of masked men brandishing machine guns who took his father away.  Now he plans to become a lawyer “to help people and to defend the innocent” | детальніше

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10.10.2018

Russia seeks to crush Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea for helping resist Russification

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate has faced open attempts to drive it out of Crimea or underground since Russia’s invasion in 2014, and moves now underway to grant Ukraine’s Church autocephaly may intensify repressive measures | детальніше

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01.10.2018

Armed militants attack Baptist House of Prayer in Russian-controlled ‘Luhansk republic’

A group of armed militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR] have seized an Evangelical Baptist House of Prayer in Brianka and driven out the believers in the latest of many attacks on all faiths except the Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate | детальніше

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27.09.2018

Fake ‘secret witnesses’ & bizarre ‘evidence’ in Russia’s trial of 4 Crimean Tatar political prisoners

While Russia packs its ’trial’ of four Crimean Tatars, with a mixture of irrelevant ’evidence’ and fake ’secret witnesses’, the Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared all four men political prisoners and pointed out that they have been deprived of their liberty without any elements of a crime. | детальніше

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26.09.2018

Distinguished Crimean Tatar surgeon convicted of ‘extremism’ for prayer room in hospital

Smail Temindarov was in all seriousness charged over material found in the hospital’s prayer room which was completely open to the public, as well as over supposed ‘disorder’ in the hospital found in the fact that there is such a room for Muslims to pray in | детальніше

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12.09.2018

Crimean Tatar political prisoner to pay with his life for refusing to collaborate with Russia’s FSB?

Arsen Dzhepparov, one of six Ukrainian political prisoners held in a Russian SIZO [remand prison] is being refused medical treatment despite alarming symptoms which could have fatal consequences | детальніше

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07.09.2018

Kremlin-backed Donbas militants follow Russia in persecuting the Jehovah’s Witnesses

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] has banned virtually all material published by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, claiming it to be ‘extremist’ | детальніше

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04.09.2018

Lawyer: Sending Crimean political prisoners to Russia is a war crime

Five Ukrainian political prisoners from Crimea will shortly be taken against their will to Rostov in Russia for ‘trial’ with the conditions en route likely to be even worse than those in the Simferopol SIZO [remand prison] where they have been illegally held since October 2016.  | детальніше

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27.08.2018

Ominous new twist in Russia’s conveyor belt trial of six Ukrainian political prisoners

A Russian court hearing the ‘trial’ of six recognized Ukrainian political prisoners has returned the case to the prosecutor, demanding that the charges against one of the men, Enver Bekirov, be made more severe | детальніше

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17.08.2018

Russia brings criminal charges against Crimean Tatar human rights activist over Facebook repost

Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against Gulsum Alieva, a Crimean Solidarity activist and the daughter of recognized political prisoner, Muslim Aliev, over a widely circulated photo, which the 21-year-old simply reposted on Facebook.  In Russian-occupied Crimea, this has been termed ‘inciting enmity’ (towards Russians) | детальніше

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17.08.2018

29 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses declared political prisoners amid mounting persecution in Russia & occupied Crimea

Russia’s authoritative Memorial Human Rights Centre has recognized as political prisoners 29 Jehovah’s Witnesses, imprisoned for their faith.  It warns that the number of people already facing persecution is higher and rising rapidly | детальніше

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31.07.2018

Russia sentences 21 political prisoners to 340 years’ imprisonment

A Russian court has sentenced 21 Muslims from Ufa in Bashkortostan (Russian Federation) to terms of up to 24 years’ imprisonment on the same gravely flawed charges as those facing many Ukrainian Muslims in Russian-occupied Crimea | детальніше

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30.07.2018

Crimean Tatar political prisoner threatened with more charges for not helping the FSB persecute others

Ruslan Zeytullaev has once again demonstrated the courage he showed during Russia’s fabricated ‘trial’ of him and three other Crimean Muslims by refusing to give testimony against one of the latest Crimean political prisoners, despite threats of further criminal charges | детальніше

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23.07.2018

All faiths outside the Moscow Patriarchate under fire in Russia-backed Donbas ‘republics’

At least two churches in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] have been forcibly closed, and the premises themselves seized by the Kremlin-backed militants. Judging by new rules on ‘re-registration’, many other religious communities are likely to find themselves outlawed in the near future. | детальніше

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19.07.2018

They terrorize children in Russian-occupied Crimea & then they come to do it again

As feared, it has taken Russia just three days after the end of the World Cup to again revert to political repression in occupied Crimea with the target this time a young woman who has had a serious medical condition since childhood | детальніше

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11.07.2018

Russia hides imprisoned Ukrainian human rights activist on hunger strike

Ukrainian political prisoner Emir-Usein Kuku “has been returned” to the Russian prison from where he disappeared on the morning of 10 July. It is possible that the secrecy about Kuku’s whereabouts was to prevent his lawyer from seeing the human rights activist who has been on hunger strike since 26 June | детальніше

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04.07.2018

Jailed Crimean Tatar Human Rights Activist on Hunger Strike in Russian World Cup city

Emir-Usein Kuku has been on hunger strike since 26 June in Rostov.  Nothing is known of the human rights activist’s condition, with the Russian state-controlled media generally avoiding mention of the 11 Ukrainian political prisoners, most of them Crimean Tatar, currently ‘on trial’ in this World Cup hosting city | детальніше

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02.07.2018

New wave of religious persecution in occupied Donbas

The only mosque still functioning in occupied Donetsk has been closed after a search and interrogation of the Imam and several believers.  There has long been persecution of many Christian churches and believers in Russia’s proxy ‘republics’, and it is feared that Muslims are now also to be targeted | детальніше

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21.06.2018

Mother of Crimean Tatar political prisoner declares hunger strike

68-year-old Rayme Ceyityaya (Primova) has gone on a hunger strike, demanding the release of her son, Nuri Primov, one of Russia’s first Crimean political prisoners.  Her own state of health makes any hunger strike of immediate danger, however she has resisted all attempts to dissuade her, saying she has no other way to help save her son | детальніше

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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" | детальніше

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