Russian FSB continues terrorizing Crimean Tatars
The FSB have carried out three searches of private homes with the aim seemingly of intimidating the friends and neighbours of Ali Asanov, one of the Crimean Tatars in custody on legally absurd charges together with Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz
Russia breaches own law to imprison Crimean Tatar leader
It would be hard to find a more telling example of the injustice and lawlessness suffered by Crimean Tatars since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea than the so-called ‘Feb 26, 2014 case’ under which Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz, father of four Ali Asanov and 26-year-old Mustafa Degermendzhy have been in detention for many months.
More Crimean Tatar disappearances or deadly skirmish in Russian-occupied Crimea? (updated)
Two of the three Crimean Tatar men who disappeared over the last week were found dead after the initial report here of their disappearance.
“We are faced with a threat to the very existence of the Crimean Tatar People»
Refat Chubarov, Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, or representative assembly, has addressed an appeal to German Chancellor Angela Merkel; French President Francois Hollande and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko who are meeting in Berlin on Aug 24.
7 months in Kremlin-backed militant captivity: "You expect to die every day"
Crimean Tatar volunteer Gaide Rizayeva spoke in a Radio Svoboda interview of the terrible uncertainty and lawlessness of the long months held hostage by militants, and of her belief that Crimea will again be Ukrainian. If nothing else works, she and other Crimean Tatars will be willing to take up arms to liberate their homeland, she says.
No let-up in lawlessness: Crimean Tatar leader’s detention again extended
The reduction of Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz’s detention a few days ago has proved, as feared, to not mark any breakthrough and the repression against Crimean Tatars over the so-called ‘Feb 26, 2014 case” continues unabated. Both Chiygoz and Ali Asanov, a father of four, including a baby born in June, have had their terms of detention extended
Crimean Tatar leader’s term of detention reduced
On Aug 10 Crimea’s Supreme Court partially allowed the appeal lodged against the latest term of detention imposed on the Deputy Head of the Mejlis, or representative assembly of the Crimean Tatar People, Akhtem Chiygoz.
Crimea is Our Home : End Russia’s Illegal Annexation !
The World Congress of Crimean Tatars is asking the international community to ensure that Ukraine’s territorial integrity is restored and that Russia answer for its crimes against the Crimean Tatar population at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Threats, bans and Soviet methods against Crimean Tatar Congress
Three prominent Crimean Tatars have been prevented from leaving Crimea to attend an important Crimean Tatar Congress which is politically embarrassing for Russia. The effective ban comes after weeks of FSB visitations, threats and attempts to use the small number of pro-regime Crimean Tatar organizations to undermine the Congress.
Crimean Tatar leader imprisoned without trial
Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis has been in detention since Jan 29 and a court in Russian-occupied Crimea has just extended this term until Nov 19 despite the lack of any grounds for holding him in custody or any conceivable legal justification for criminal proceedings at all.
Crimean Tatar leader angrily rejects President’s Constitutional proposals
Refat Chubarov, Head of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly and Ukrainian MP, will not vote for amendments to Ukraine’s Constitution that do not recognize the right to the Crimean Tatar people to self-determination on their historical territory.
Held in custody for not testifying against imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader
A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has refused to release Mustafa Demergendzhy, one of the Crimean Tatars arrested over legally nonsensical charges widely viewed as directed against Crimean Tatars and in particular the Deputy Head of the Mejlis or Crimean Tatar representative assembly
Steep fines in Russian-occupied Crimea for Remembrance
Steep fines imposed on Saniye Ametova as well as village imam Yunus Nemetelluyaev were over authorized meetings on May 18 in memory of the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People
‘Warnings’ and Pro-Regime Copycat Events on Crimean Tatar Flag Day
The occupation regime seems incapable of any change of format. After banning traditional events to mark the day, it has been busy issuing Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian activists with ‘warnings’ and trying to convince Crimean Tatars to take part in copycat events organized by pro-regime organizations.
The Law and Crimean Tatars held hostage in Russian-occupied Crimea
Ali Asanov has not seen his fourth child who was born in June, two months after Asanov was remanded in custody in Crimea on unprovable charges linked with a pre-annexation demonstration over which Russia has no jurisdiction
“We are all Crimean Tatars!”: Crimean Tatar Flag journeys through Ukraine
With the occupation regime having again banned events to mark Crimean Tatar Flag, the flag is currently being carried through Ukrainian cities with local residents organizing events aimed at showing people living in occupied Crimea that they are not forgotten
"Just wait, we’ll come for you tomorrow": Reprisals for Crimean Tatar Remembrance
Saniye Ametova, a highly-respected veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement is facing administrative charges and a likely hefty fine for organizing and holding a meeting on May 18 in remembrance of the victims of the 1944 Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People.
Another Crimean Tatar detained or abducted
On June 4 a number of armed men in masks appeared at the home of 36-year-old Crimean Tatar Riza Izetov and took him away, refusing to identify themselves. He has been released, unlike 12 men who were later detained for standing outside the FSB building trying to find out why Izetov had been taken away.
Angela Merkel, Beware! FSB prosecutes for calling Crimea Ukrainian
After invading and banishing Crimean Tatar leader Refat Chubarov from his native Crimea, Russia has now initiated criminal proceedings against him. He is accused of encroaching upon Russia’s territorial integrity by denying that what Russia illegally grabbed is its territory
Crimean Tatar leader to remain imprisoned on absurd charges
Akhtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis [representative assembly] has been in detention now for 3 months, and despite the lack of any grounds, the ruling on May 25 which upheld the court order extending Chiygoz’ detention was unfortunately predictable.