Crimean Resistance to Russian Aggression and Moscow’s Savage Revenge
26 February marks the day when Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians foiled Russia’s attempt to seize control of Crimea without open deployment of soldiers
Russia reverts to worst Soviet times in reprisal sentence against historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev
A Russian cassation court has ignored glaring infringements of the right to a fair trial and upheld a 13-year sentence against world-renowned historian and head of the Karelia Memorial Society, Yury Dmitriev.
Outrage as Ukraine’s Culture Minister allows synagogue to be built on graveyard at Babyn Yar
Despite assurances that there would be public discussion before any final decision, Ukraine’s leaders are clearly giving support to the highly contentious Russian-funded Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Complex
New Russian offensive to deprive imprisoned Russian Historian of the Terror Yury Dmitriev of his lawyer
The Supreme Court in Karelia has upheld reprisals against a lawyer who rightly refused to take part in depriving Russian historian and political prisoner, Yury Dmitriev, of his lawyer
Abducted, tortured and spending seventh Christmas in Russian solitary confinement
Valentin Vyhivsky has now been imprisoned in Russia for over six years, after being abducted from occupied Crimea and held incommunicado for eight months – time that the FSB spent on their specific ‘methods of persuasion’
Russian oligarch plans for Babyn Yar seem aimed at fuelling anti-Semitism in Ukraine
Prominent Ukrainian Jewish figures have initiated an impassioned appeal against the latest plans and shocking excavations linked with the highly contentious Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Complex
MPs challenged to fight Russian repression by adopting a Ukrainian political prisoner
Activists from the civic movement #LiberateCrimea are calling on Ukrainian MPs to take individual Kremlin hostages under their care, with the initiative strongly supported by former political prisoners like Oleg Sentsov and Edem Bekirov
International human rights award foils Russian attempts to discredit imprisoned Historian of the Terror
Russian attempts to discredit Yury Dmitriev are proving increasingly futile with the renowned historian of the Soviet Terror named as one of the 15 laureates of the prestigious Franco-German Prize for Human Rights for 2020.
Reprisals swift after former Crimean Tatar political prisoner takes Russia to court
The Russian FSB burst into the home of former political prisoner Kazim Ametov early on 4 December and turned the place upside down, before leaving “without anything of importance for their criminal case”
Ukraine charges judges with treason over persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Ilmi Umerov
Ukraine’s Crimean Prosecutor has passed to the court indictments against two turncoat ‘judges’, involved in Russia’s politically-motivated persecution of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader, Ilmi Umerov
Model concentration camp deployed in Russia for Putin regime’s rewriting of history
A replica concentration camp for schoolchildren has been built in Karelia (northern Russia), with the first kids due to be taken there for a ‘patriotic weekend’ in December
Russia makes third try on the same debunked charges to jail historian of the Soviet Terror for 20 years
A third trial is due to begin on 24 November of Yury Dmitriev, world-renowned historian of the Soviet Terror and Russian political prisoner.
Ukraine’s government steals money allocated for Kremlin hostages
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has quietly ‘reallocated’ funding set aside for supporting the ever-mounting number of Kremlin hostages and their families, in a move that they probably hoped would pass unnoticed
Russian Historian Yuri Dmitriev sentenced to 13 years in revenge for restoring the truth about the Soviet Terror
This is an effective death sentence for the 64-year-old historian and political prisoner, and one that was passed behind closed doors in the absence of his lawyer and with Dmitriev himself prevented from properly taking part
Ukrainian hostages not forgotten but Russia understands only the language of ransoms and sanctions
Exactly a year after Russia released 24 Ukrainian POWs and 11 political prisoners, three of the men freed: Oleg Sentsov; Oleksandr Kolchenko and Volodymyr Balukh – have addressed the over 100 Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians whom Russia is showing no intention of releasing.
Contentious choice of Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Complex is a win-win situation for Russia
A large number of prominent Ukrainian Jews have voiced opposition to the current Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Complex (which they refer to as Russian) and have called for the Ukrainian concept for a memorial complex to be accepted
Empty promises from Ukraine’s leaders as release of Kremlin’s hostages ‘buried’
It is almost exactly a year since Russia finally freed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, 24 prisoners of war and 10 other political prisoners in an exchange almost certainly aimed at getting important MH17 witness and likely suspect, Vladimir Tsemakh, out of the reach of the Dutch prosecutor
The price of PACE capitulation to Russia: Soaring number of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners
As of July 2020, Russia is holding a record number of political prisoners, with over 100 of these Ukrainian citizens, and is threatening to ‘extradite and imprison’ foreign nationals who correctly tell them that Crimea is Ukrainian.
Dramatic verdict in political trial of Russian Historian of the Terror Yuri Dmitriev
A Russian court has sentenced 64-year-old Yuri Dmitriev to three and a half years’ imprisonment on one of four charges he was facing, acquitting him on the others