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Acquittal and monstrous sentences in Russia’s offensive against Crimean Tatar civic journalists & activists

f Russia was hoping through the wonderful acquittal of Ernes Ametov to prove that these are real ‘trials’ before independent courts, there is no chance. All eight civic journalists and activists have long been recognized as political prisoners, and all should have been acquitted. | детальніше

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State honour in Ukraine as Russia prepares horrific sentence against Crimean Solidarity Coordinator

I don’t want my children, my people to live in a country of threats and intimidation; of humiliation and torture; of abductions and illegal arrests; of aggression and repression. I know that everyone is against all of that, against what is happening in Crimea - Server Mustafayev | детальніше

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Russia uses Ukrainian turncoat & fugitive from justice to seek 146 years’ imprisonment for Crimean Tatar activists

The prosecution’s case is essentially based on the testimony of a Ukrainian turncoat, now working for the Russian FSB; two secret witnesses whose identity and motives for testifying are known and the ‘expert assessments’ of three people with no expert knowledge of the subject. | детальніше

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Imprisoned Crimean Tatar human rights defender thrown in punishment cell for asking a question

Russia is illegally holding Emir-Usein Kuku and four other Ukrainian prisoners of conscience thousands of kilometres from their homes, and in conditions that are freezing for men accustomed to the warm climate of Crimea | детальніше

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Ukrainian hostages not forgotten but Russia understands only the language of ransoms and sanctions

Exactly a year after Russia released 24 Ukrainian POWs and 11 political prisoners, three of the men freed: Oleg Sentsov; Oleksandr Kolchenko and Volodymyr Balukh – have addressed the over 100 Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians whom Russia is showing no intention of releasing. | детальніше

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Russia uses multiple clone trials to hide mass operation against Crimean Tatar human rights movement

The real aim of five clone trials is almost certainly to deflect attention from Russia’s most brazen attack to date on Crimean Tatar civic journalists and activists informing the world about violations in occupied Crimea and helping the victims of persecution | детальніше

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FSB abductions and a chilling new weapon of repression used in Russian-occupied Crimea

The Russian FSB finally released Crimean Solidarity and Grani.ru journalist Aider Kadyrov in the early hours of 1 September, almost 18 hours after they first took him and three other Crimean Tatars from their homes | детальніше

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Empty promises from Ukraine’s leaders as release of Kremlin’s hostages ‘buried’

It is almost exactly a year since Russia finally freed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, 24 prisoners of war and 10 other political prisoners in an exchange almost certainly aimed at getting important MH17 witness and likely suspect, Vladimir Tsemakh, out of the reach of the Dutch prosecutor | детальніше

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Russian occupiers of Crimea want the UN to force Ukraine to give them water

After violating international law and flouting the United Nations General Assembly by invading and annexing Crimea, Russia is now planning to complain to that same United Nations because Ukraine is not providing occupied Crimea with water | детальніше

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Russia hides Crimean Tatar prisoner of conscience suffering from Covid-19

A week has passed since Muslim Aliev’s family learned that the Ukrainian political prisoner and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience was suffering from coronavirus, and they have no idea even where he is being held | детальніше

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Crimean Tatar civic activist could face life sentence for retracting ‘confession’ given under torture

Crimean Solidarity activist and political prisoner, Rayim Aivazov has had the charges against him significantly increased , just as the Russian ‘investigators’ threatened when Aivazov retracted a confession which they had extracted through torture | детальніше

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Jailed 62-year-old Ukrainian charged with planning to force Russia out of Crimea with a Molotov cocktail

It is quite possible that the implausibility and falsification of evidence against Oleh Prykhodko are deliberately brazen, sending a warning to others who express pro-Ukrainian views of what they can expect if they don’t leave Crimea. | детальніше

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Russia’s most anonymous machine for persecuting Crimean Tatars claims another victim

Russia’s FSB is clearly hoping to convince people, at least in occupied Crimea and Russia, that there is a dangerous fifth column of Crimean Tatars in Crimea “working against Russia’s interests”, but being thwarted in this by the vigilant FSB | детальніше

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Russia uses dodgy ‘secret witness’ to fabricate proof in trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoners

The concept of a ‘protected witness’ has a quite different meaning for Russian courts, especially when the aim is to imprison Crimean Tatar political prisoners for up to 20 years without any crime | детальніше

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Russian court moves to silence internationally acclaimed Crimean Tatar lawyer

A week after a Russian court in Rostov denied Crimean Tatar political prisoner Server Mustafayev his right to defend himself in court, the same judges have filed a formal complaint against one of the defence lawyers on equally unwarranted grounds | детальніше

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Elderly Ukrainian imprisoned by Russian invaders of Crimea for ‘treason against Russia’

Six years after invading and annexing Ukrainian Crimea, Russia is claiming that 65-year-old Ukrainian Halyna Dovhopola is guilty of ‘treason against Russia’ which she purportedly demonstrated by ‘spying for Ukraine’. | детальніше

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Russian court revokes detention of Crimean Tatar civic journalist, but refuses to release him

It has become so standard that ‘courts’ automatically extend detention without trial of Ukrainian political prisoners, that the hearings are scarcely worth reporting. Except when something goes wrong, which is what happened in the case of Osman Arifmemetov | детальніше

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Court in Russia refuses to hear defence witnesses confirming Crimean Tatar political prisoners’ innocence

The Russian court in Rostov first refused to allow four defence witnesses to give testimony once it was ascertained that they had nothing to say against the men, and then expelled Server Mustafayev until the end of the trial after the latter tried to object | детальніше

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Outrage as Ukraine’s government closes administrative border with occupied Crimea

Both the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and human rights groups are appalled by the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers’ sudden announcement on 8 August that the administrative border between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea was to be closed from 9 to 30 August | детальніше

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Deportation of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners to prisons in Russia is a war crime

By imprisoning virtually all Crimean political prisoners in Russia, often thousands of kilometres from their homes, The Russian occupiers are not only persecuting Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians for their religious or political views, or for their civic activism, but are devastating the lives of entire families | детальніше

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