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
400 Ukrainians imprisoned without a crime in Russia, occupied Crimea and Donbas
Draft bills now in parliament will finally provide real help and guarantees for political prisoners, POWs and civilian hostages and their families
Russian Supreme Court refuses to review horrific sentence against historian of the Soviet Terror Yury Dmitriev despite glaring violations
Russia’s Supreme Court has refused to refer the case of Yury Dmitriev for a cassation review despite glaring procedural irregularities and violations of his right to a fair trial.
Russia uses punitive psychiatry against imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal
Russia’s new offensive against the First Deputy Chair of the Mejlis, Nariman Dzhelyal, is accompanied by a sharp escalation in repressive measures against Crimean Tatars expressing solidarity
66-year-old Ukrainian pensioner hurled about and abused by Russian captors
Halyna Dovhopola has been able to pass a letter to Graty journalists in which the 66-year-old Crimean pensioner describes how she was seized by FSB officers in November 2019 and the torment she has since endured
New charges in Russia"s revenge persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal
Russia’s FSB have substantially increased the charges against Nariman Dzhelyal which they brought shortly after the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis took part in Ukraine’s Crimea Platform
All contact lost with 63-year-old Ukrainian political prisoner in notorious Russian prison
Oleh Prykhodko’s family are increasingly concerned that they have heard nothing from the 63-year-old Ukrainian political prisoner since May of this year
From Russia with torture : Vitaly Vlasov and other FSB perpetrators in occupied Crimea
FSB ‘investigator’ Vitaly Vlasov has used torture to fabricate the prosecutions of Nariman Dzhelyal, Asan Akhtemov and journalist Vladislav Yesypenko, while he also takes part in the persecution of Crimean Tatar activists and Jehovah’s Witnesses