New brutal sentence in Russia’s 'liquidation of dissenters' in occupied Crimea
Russia’s notorious Southern District Military Court has passed a huge sentence against 34-year-old Ametkhan Abdulvapov on the basis solely of an innocuous conversation seven years ago and implausible ‘testimony’ of an anonymous witness.
Russia demands 18-year sentence for Crimean Solidarity human rights activism in occupied Crimea
Russia is clearly determined to show that human rights defence in occupied Crimea is a swift and guaranteed road to prison
UN Committee orders Russia to refrain from killing second Crimean Tatar political prisoner in one month
Failure to comply will almost certainly result in the death of civic journalist Amet Suleimanov less than a month after Russia tortured Crimean Tatar political prisoner Dzhemil Gafarov to death
'Court' in Russian-occupied Crimea passes long sentences against three Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witnesses
The Russian occupation ‘Yalta municipal court’ has convicted four Jehovah’s Witnesses of preposterous charges based solely on the Ukrainians’ faith, with three men sentenced to long terms of imprisonment
Russia seeks 12-year sentence against Crimean Tatar claiming 'terrorism' in a religious discussion 7 years ago
A Russian prosecutor has demanded that Ametkhan Abdulvapov be sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment although Russia’s FSB have themselves, effectively, demonstrated the absurdity of the charges against the Crimean Tatar
Court sentences conscientious objector to a year in jail
Court in Ivano-Frankivsk rejected the appeal of 46 yo. Christian Vitalii Alekseienko, who appealed the sentence. “I told the court I agree that I have broken the law of Ukraine, but I am not guilty under the law of God,” commented Alekseienko.
Death sentence for reporting on Russian repression in occupied Crimea and chilling repeat of Stalin-era persecution
All four men, one of whom is dangerously ill, were charged with the current Russian regime’s remake of the ‘counter-revolutionary terrorist propaganda’ charges used under Stalin to kill two of the men’s great-grandfather
Russia challenged over Crimean Tatar civic journalist’s death sentence
Representatives of at least five European countries have attended the first appeal hearing in Moscow against horrifically long sentences passed on four recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoners
Russia demands 18-year sentence for blind and disabled Ukrainian political prisoner on grotesque ‘terrorism’ charges
The Russian prosecution is claiming that blind and disabled Oleksandr Sizikov, together with Seiran Khairedinov and Alim Sufianov ‘sought to violently overthrow the Russian constitutional order” through religious and political discussions
Russia unleashes new wave of terror and arrests of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea
Russia’s FSB have staged another round of armed ‘searches’ in occupied Crimea, with six Crimean Tatars, including a 67-year-old, detained and even denied access to their chosen lawyers
The Face of Russian terror against Crimean Tatars
Crimean Tatar Imam and civic activist gets 17-year sentence for talking about religion in his home 7 years ago
Two effective death sentences in Russia’s most savage attack on Crimean Tatar civic journalists and activists
A Russian court has sentenced five Crimean Tatar recognized political prisoners to 13 years’ imprisonment, despite knowing that for two of the men, 60-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov and Servet Gaziev (62) this is a death sentence
Crimean Tatar civic journalist sentenced to 11 years for refusing to collaborate with Russia's FSB
Ernes Ametov has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment two years after the 37-year-old Crimean Tatar civic journalist and recognized political prisoner was acquitted on identical charges
Unending torture of Crimean Tatar political prisoner for refusal to collaborate with Russia’s FSB
The pretexts for almost permanently holding Teymur Abdullayev in the horrific conditions of a Russian punishment cell are as fabricated as the charges that Russia used to sentence the recognized political prisoner to 17 years
Russia violates its own laws in murderous reprisals against Crimean Tatar human rights movement
Without a recognizable crime, huge sentences have been demanded that at least two of the men have essentially no chance of surviving.
Two Ukrainian believers sentenced to six years in Russian-occupied Crimea for a Zoom conversation about the Bible
The Russian-controlled Armiansk city ‘court’ in occupied Crimea has sentenced 62-year-old Oleksandr Lytvyniuk and Oleksandr Dubovenko (49) to six years’ imprisonment purely for practising their faith
Russia sentences Crimean Solidarity activist to 17 years for defending political prisoners
A Russian court has sentenced Marlen Mustafayev to 17 years’ imprisonment on preposterous charges copy-pasted from another political trial initiated over three years ago.
Savage sentences against Crimean Tatar journalists for reporting on Russia’s ‘state terrorism’ in occupied Crimea
A Russian court has handed down 13-14-year sentences against three civic journalists and two activists taken prisoner in Russia’s most ferocious and internationally condemned attack to date on the Crimean Tatar human rights movement.
Russian court willing to kill 60-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner, heart attack or not
60-year-old Dzhemil Gafarov suffered a heart attack on 27 October in the Russian SIZO [remand prison], where the recognized political prisoner is held despite his life-threatening medical condition
Crimean Tatar political prisoner sentenced to 11 years for 'kitchen conversation' about religion and politics
A Russian court has sentenced 52-year-old has sentenced Yashar Shikhametov to eleven years’ imprisonment on the basis of flawed charges, planted religious literature and anonymous ‘witnesses’ who had quite likely never set eyes on him.