Horrific sentences against Crimean Tatar civic journalist and three members of one family for planted ‘prohibited literature’
UPDATED A Russian court has passed appalling sentences against two sons of a renowned Crimean Tatar historian and their uncle, as well as of a civic journalist with a life-threatening heart condition
Russia brings 17-year sentences without any crime to occupied Crimea
Rustem Emiruseinov, Eskender Abdulganiev and Arsen Abkhairov have learned first-hand the terribly high price Russia exacts from those unwilling to look away when fellow Crimean Muslims are facing persecution
Six-year sentence for reading the Bible in Russian-occupied Crimea
A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in occupied Crimea has sentenced 49-year-old Igor Schmidt to six years’ imprisonment for practising his faith as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Huge sentences and mass detentions for Crimean Tatar solidarity
Fifteen Crimean Tatars were detained on 11 October merely for gathering outside a ‘court’ in occupied Crimea to show solidarity with three political prisoners, facing 17,13 and 12-year sentences for similar acts of solidarity
Russian court ignores falsified evidence and dodgy "witnesses" in trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoners
The court chooses not to see the dodgy nature of an unqualified ‘expert assessment’ and testimony’ of two secret witnesses, one of whom faces prison in Latvia if he refuses to collaborate with the FSB
Fake ‘religious expert’ exposed in Russia’s ‘trial’ of 25 Crimean Tatar journalists and civic activists
The FSB’s ‘religious expert’ clearly has no idea of the names of the prophets, religious figures, etc. – just what the FSB want him to say to get men imprisoned for 20 years
Gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoner beaten by staff in Russian prison hospital
The physical violence and shocking religious discrimination that Servet Gaziev suffered was probably in reprisal for refusing to vote in Russia’s ‘elections’
Crimean civic activists face 15-year sentences for talking about religion five years ago
Russia’s FSB have based the ‘terrorism’ charges laid against Oleh Fedorov* and Ernest Ibragimov on discussions of religious themes although the conversations were illicitly taped back in 2016 and January 2017.
Violent persecution mounting of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russian-occupied Crimea
Serhiy Lyulin, a Jehovah"s Witness from Yalta, is facing a 10 year sentence after being seized, while in Russia, thrown into the boot of a minivan and driven, in handcuffs and bound with scotch tape, for 16 hours to occupied Simferopol
Fictitious terrorism charges and 18 years in Russian prison for protesting persecution of Crimean Tatars
58-year-old Azamat Eyupov is facing a 15-20-year sentence without any crime, on the basis of planted ‘prohibited literature’ and a taped conversation although the voice on the tape is not his.
Russia calls Crimean Tatar physicist & civic journalist a ‘terrorist’ for reporting its lawlessness
Ruslan Suleimanov’s conscience and upbring made it impossible for him to ignore mounting repression, even when he received the first warnings of likely reprisals. The FSB then came for him
Blind Crimean charged with ‘terrorism’, after Russia"s FSB plant ‘prohibited books’ he can’t read
Russia’s latest ‘trial’ of three Ukrainian Muslims from occupied Crimea has had to be adjourned, with the material sent back to the prosecutor for it to be translated into Braille
Russia moves to prohibit Ukrainian Orthodox church services in occupied Crimea
Russia, which is internationally condemned for its illegal occupation of Ukrainian Crimea, claimed that such worship constituted ‘unlawful missionary activities’
New terror against Crimean Tatar civic activists and their families in Russian-occupied Crimea
The message could not be clearer: demonstrate solidarity with political prisoners and you could be next
Four Crimean Tatars get up to 18-year sentences for their faith and civic courage in Russian-occupied Crimea
A Russian court has sentenced four recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoners to sentences from 12 to 18 years, although not one of the men was accused of any recognizable crime
Crimean Tatar’s impassioned final address after Russia seized his homeland yet accused him of terrorism
Ruslan Nagayev gave a powerful final address on 12 August to the Russian court about to pass ‘sentence’ on him and three other recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoners
Human rights groups turn to UN over persecution of Muslims in Russia and occupied Crimea
Major Russian NGOs have addressed an important appeal to two UN Special Rapporteurs over Russia’s violation of the right to religious freedom and freedom of association through its persecution of Muslims on trumped up charges.
Russia prosecutes head of a Ukrainian Orthodox Monastery in occupied Crimea for "unlawful missionary activities"
Russia’s persecution of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and its believers has hit a new low
New arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and record sentence upheld in Russian-occupied Crimea
A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in occupied Crimea has upheld the appalling 6.5-year sentence passed on Viktor Stashevsky. The news comes a week after new arrests