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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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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 | detail

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Ukrainian Orthodox Church in occupied Crimea under imminent threat following Russian Supreme Court decision

A week after Archbishop Klyment was threatened with criminal prosecution if he did not demolish a Ukrainian Orthodox chapel in Yevpatoria, Russia’s Supreme Court has taken a decision which places in jeopardy the very existence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in occupied Crimea | detail

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Putin signs law to hide information about FSB torture and other violations in Russia and occupied Crimea

Vladimir Putin has signed into force a law which seems clearly aimed at silencing all voices reporting on the torture, falsifications, provocations and other violations committed by Russian FSB or security service bodies in occupied Crimea or Russia | detail

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The price of PACE capitulation to Russia: Soaring number of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners

As of July 2020, Russia is holding a record number of political prisoners, with over 100 of these Ukrainian citizens, and is threatening to ‘extradite and imprison’ foreign nationals who correctly tell them that Crimea is Ukrainian. | detail

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Putin’s law aims to educate ‘patriots of Russia’ and eliminate Ukrainian identity in occupied Crimea

Russia’s State Duma has adopted a bill which will make inculcation of ‘Russian patriotism’ and ‘civic consciousness’ part of the school curriculum in both Russia and occupied Crimea | detail

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Trial of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader exposes Russian lies about invasion of Crimea

The Russian-controlled High Court in occupied Crimea has added unseemly haste to the many other absurd aspects of Russia’s ‘trial in absentia’ of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Refat Chubarov | detail

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Russia’s brutality against Crimean Tatar political prisoners and their families knows no limits, not even death

Thousands of Crimeans came on 27 July to bid farewell to Musa Suleymanov, the three-year-old son of Crimean Tatar civic journalist and political prisoner, Ruslan Suleymanov | detail

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Ukraine was supposed to help Russia persecute Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev

The material in Russia’s extraordinary ‘trial’ of veteran Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev includes three versions of a request for legal assistance from Ukraine | detail

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Russia jails Crimean Tatar for eight years to demonize a legal Ukrainian battalion

A Russian-controlled court in occupied Crimea has sentenced 55-year-old Nariman Mezhmedinov to eight years’ imprisonment for supposed involvement in a totally legal Ukrainian formation which Russia claims is “acting against the interests of the Russian Federation” | detail

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Tragedy in family of Crimean Tatar political prisoners

Russia should allow Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Suleymanov to attend his son’s funeral | detail

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Russia orders demolition of Ukrainian Orthodox chapel in occupied Crimea and threatens to prosecute Archbishop Klyment

Archbishop Klyment, Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Crimea, has been ordered to demolish an Orthodox chapel in Yevpatoria, and threatened with criminal prosecution if he does not comply within five days. | detail

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Russian activist faces criminal charges for picket with a flag of Ukraine in support of Crimean Tatars

Vladimir Shypytsin could face a 5-year prison sentence after his Ukrainian flag knocked the cap off the police officer who was roughly trying to detain him for a perfectly peaceful picket on 18 July in support of Crimean Tatar political prisoners | detail

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Russia threatens to extradite and imprison foreigners for saying that Crimea is Ukraine

World leaders, professionals and tourists beware – a visit to Russia could get you imprisoned for up to 10 years | detail

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Expert demolishes Russian FSB ‘evidence’ against imprisoned Crimean Tatar civic activists

The evidence is disturbingly primitive and shows a frightening failure to distinguish between Islam and an organization which is legal in Ukraine but which Russia is unwarrantedly treating as ‘terrorist’ | detail

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Russia blocks Ukrainian media in occupied Crimea while doctoring own Covid-19 statistics

Russia is intensifying its measures to block access to Ukrainian media in occupied Crimea with the latest increase in restrictions likely linked with efforts to control information about the pandemic | detail

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Crimean Tatar rights activist takes Russian prosecutor to court over ‘warnings against extremism’

Lutfiye Zudiyeva, one of the coordinators of the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative and a civic journalist, has lodged important legal challenges against ‘warning’ she was issued by the Russian-controlled prosecutor and police against supposed ‘extremist activities’ | detail

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New Russian law proposes 10-year sentence for seeking return of Crimea to Ukraine

A week after a fake referendum was used to push through changes to Russia’s Constitution, a draft bill has been introduced aimed at criminalizing any suggestion that Russia should return annexed Crimea to Ukraine | detail

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