Sadistic torment of Ukrainian Kremlin hostage
The sadistic treatment came two weeks after Ivan Yatskin’s wife was subjected to a bizarre ‘search’ which may well have been to put pressure on the Ukrainian political prisoner
Russian occupiers of Crimea puts 66-year-old Ukrainian on trial for ‘state treason’
The country which invaded and annexed Ukrainian Crimea is illegally applying the norm in its criminal code on ‘state treason’ in its trial of 66-year-old Halyna Dovhopola
Belarusian Journalists Handed 'Absurd' Prison Sentences For Live Coverage Of Anti-Government Rally
Two Belsat journalists, Katsyaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova have each been sentenced to two years in prison for reporting live from a rally in Minsk in November
Young Ukrainian ‘sentenced’ in Russian proxy Luhansk ‘republic’ to 12 years for ‘state treason’ & ‘spying’
Dmytro Orobiy’s family has not seen the young man since he was seized on 16 June 2020 by the so-called ‘security service’ of the unrecognized ‘Luhansk people’s republic’
Izolyatsia: a Donetsk concentration camp too toxic even for Russia?
The first photos have appeared on the Internet of the Izolyatsia secret prison in occupied Donetsk, with speculation rife as to who posted them, and why
Tortured but alive! Over two years waiting for news of Donbas militants’ hostage
Stanislav Boranov was seized in the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DPR’] on 9 September 2017, and remains in militant captivity to this day.
Russian-controlled militants sentence 70-year-old pensioner to 17 years for ‘spying’ after torturing him and his family
The fate of 70-year-old retired miner Vitaly Atamanchuk and his family chillingly demonstrate how nobody is safe in the Russian proxy ‘Donetsk people’s republic’
Elderly Ukrainian accused by Russian occupiers of ‘treason’ beaten up in prison
Thanks solely to civic activists, 65-year-old Halyna Dovhopola has been moved to another cell in Moscow after being beaten several times by her cellmate
Russian propagandist seized by Donetsk militants ‘for spying for Ukraine’
Russian blogger Roman Manekin has been arrested by the ‘security service’ of the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and is most probably being tortured right now in one of the militants’ ‘basements’.
Russian invaders of Crimea imprison Ukrainian for ‘state treason’
It is well over a year since Ivan Yatskin, a father of three small children, was seized in occupied Crimea and taken to the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow, accused of ‘state treason’ by a country that invaded and annexed his Crimean homeland
Agonizing silence about Ukrainian sportsman abducted by Russian military in Debaltseve
Oleh Shevandin was almost certainly seized by members of the Russian military whose involvement in the war in Donbas Russia continues to deny.
Russian-controlled Donbas militants torture and imprison Donetsk lecturer for ‘spying for Ukraine’
Oleksander Shelest, a Donetsk lecturer in information technology, was seized over three years ago, with a ‘confession’ to spying tortured out of him
Defence debunks Russian FSB evidence against imprisoned pro-Ukraine activist
The lawyers representing Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Prykhodko have established in court that the phone and sim-card used by Russia’s FSB as supposed proof of Prykhodko’s plan to commit an act of terrorism in Lviv are nothing of the kind.
Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’ sentences Ukrainian war veteran to 16 years for defending Ukraine
34-year-old Vasyl Horobets served in the Ukrainian Armed Forces from 2015-16, defending his country in Donbas. Two years later, he was seized by the Russian-controlled militants of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and sentenced to 16 years for that service to Ukraine
Kremlin hostage tells Russian court how he was tortured in occupied Donbas & abducted to Russia
Russia’s ‘trial’ of Oleksandr Marchenko took an unexpected turn in October, after the Ukrainian political prisoner stood up in court and described the torture he had been subjected to by Russian-controlled Donbas militants before being abducted to Russia
Crimean Tatar political prisoner Medzhit Ablyamitov’s mother has died two months after his arrest
Asiye Ablyamitova died alone on 25 October, without her son, Medzhit, who had returned to occupied Crimea to care for her and who is now facing a 15-year sentence on grotesquely fabricated charges
62-year-old Ukrainian political prisoner threatens to slash his wrists if Russia doesn’t release his medication
Almost a year after the FSB in occupied Crimea arrested Oleh Prykhodko on fabricated charges, a Russian prison is refusing to provide him with the medication for a kidney condition that he needs to be taking daily.
ECHR intervenes over charity worker with HIV held hostage in Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the governments of both Ukraine and Russia to take measures to secure the medical treatment of Natalya Z., a charity worker with HIV who is imprisoned in the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’.
22-year-old Odesa geologist seized in Russian-occupied Crimea for pro-Ukrainian leaflets
One of two young men seized by the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea between 19 and 22 September has been informally identified as 22-year-old Oleksandr Dolzhenkov from Odesa’