Russian FSB get ‘good terrorism statistics’ by imprisoning Crimean Tatar pensioners
Russia has already killed two political prisoners and is clearly willing to cause the death of 68-year-old Khalil Mambetov; Azamat Eyupov (60) and others as part of its terrorization by quota ‘trials’
63% of Russians view bloody dictator and mass murderer Stalin positively. In Ukraine only 4%
A substantial majority of Russians view mass murderer and dictator Joseph Stalin “with respect, admiration or approval”. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, just 4% of Ukrainians give such a response
Armed terror and threats of imprisonment, or worse, if Crimean Solidarity journalist doesn't stop reporting repression in Russian-occupied Crimea
Russia is not disguising its threats against Crimean Tatar journalist Kulamet Ibraimov if he continues courageously reporting repression in occupied Crimea
Russia increases revenge sentences against Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal and two cousins
Moscow has orchestrated sentences totalling 45 years and shattered three families in what was, from the outset, recognized as an act of revenge against Nariman Dzhelyal, for his part in the international Crimea Platform inaugural meeting in Kyiv.
Russia escalates torture conditions against imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
There seems every reason to assume that the new torment is also part of Moscow’s revenge against a man whose courage and moral fibre it cannot understand or break
Relentless torment of Ukrainian serving 11-year sentence for opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea
Ivan Yatskin is receiving no medical care for serious health issues, with Russian prison staff using any pretext to impose new 'punishments' on the Ukrainian patriot
No end to Russia’s brutal reprisals against imprisoned 66-year-old historian of the Soviet Terror
Yury Dmitriev, world-renowned Russian historian, head of the Karelia branch of the Memorial Society and political prisoner, is spending his fourth term in a punishment cell in the space of just two months
Russia sentences Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal to 17 years in revenge for Crimea Platform
A kangaroo court in Russian-occupied Crimea has imposed horrific sentences against Nariman Dzhelyal and two young cousins, Asan and Aziz Akhtemov, on entirely fictitious ‘sabotage’ charges
Prohibited remembrance of Crimean Tatar genocide and mounting terror in Russian occupied Crimea
Those who believe that Ukraine must accept Russia’s occupation of Crimea so that Putin can ‘save face’ should bear in mind the mounting persecution of Crimean Tatars including in areas recently invaded
Number of political prisoners in Russia and occupied Crimea hits a symbolic milestone
The real number of political prisoners held by the current Russian regime is likely to be much higher
Russia escalates use of torture to fabricate ‘evidence’ against imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
Russia’s FSB intensified its use of torture in fabricating criminal charges against Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians in 2021, with the charges against Nariman Dzhelyal and two other men based solely on ‘evidence’ obtained through such means
Crucial law adopted to help Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners and hostages
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has finally adopted a long-needed bill that will provide social and legal aid to around 400 political prisoners, hostages and prisoners of war, held in captivity in Russia or occupied Crimea and Donbas, and their families
Russia wants to jail world-renowned Crimean Tatar leader for 20 years on the basis of three 'secret witnesses'
The only ‘evidence’ for the grotesque ‘sabotage’ claims against Crimean Tatar journalist and public figure, Nariman Dzhelyal and two cousins, Asan and Aziz Akhtemov, has come from three secret ‘witnesses’ probably tortured into providing such 'testimony'
“They’re killing my father!” Daughter of 63-year-old Ukrainian imprisoned for opposing Russian occupation of Crimea
Oleh Prykhodko’s wife and daughter were allowed a three-hour meeting with the Ukrainian political prisoner on 18 January, and report that the 63-year-old is in a terrible state after torture and ill-treatment in Russian captivity
Russia's trial in revenge for Crimean Tatar resistance provided vital proof for international courts about its invasion
Russia’s trial of Akhtem Chiygoz was planned as a triumphant victory over all Ukrainian resistance to its occupation of Crimea. It went badly wrong and, instead, exposed the methods Moscow used to try to mask its land-grab
Russia equates defending political prisoners to ‘justifying terrorism’ in ban on Memorial Human Rights Centre
Memorial HRC has played a huge role in monitoring Russia’s repression in occupied Crimea, and the excuses given for demanding its closure may well augur a new escalation in political persecution.
After two acquittals, Russia finds more compliant judges to pass 15-year sentence against historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev
It has taken five years, two acquittals and flagrant violations of the right to a fair trial, for those seeking a long sentence against renowned historian of the Soviet Terror and head of the Karelia branch of Memorial, Yury Dmitriev to get their way.
Terror and Stalin era charges in Russia’s fabricated case against Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
At least two Crimean Tatars were seized by the FSB last week in Russia’s ongoing fabrication of criminal charges against Nariman Dzhelyal
Sanction accomplices to Russia's revenge persecution of Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
The order to arrest Nariman Dzhelyal and two other Crimean Tatars doubtless came ‘from above’, but that does not absolve those who tortured the men and fabricated charges against them of direct culpability
Same notorious ‘experts’ used against Memorial as in Russia’s persecution of Yury Dmitriev, Pussy Riot & Jehovah’s Witnesses
Russia’s new attempt to crush the world-renowned International Memorial Society and Memorial Human Rights Centre is backed by an ‘expert assessment’ from a maths teacher and translator