Russia seeks sentences incompatible with life against gravely ill Crimean Tatar political prisoners
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.
Lecturer beaten, ‘tried’ and imprisoned in Russian-occupied Crimea for a Ukrainian patriotic song
Andriy Bielozierov, who had already lost his post as lecturer at the Bilohirsk Technical College for another Ukrainian song, was first beaten by the Russian-controlled ‘officers’ who came for him, and then imprisoned for 14 days
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.
Ukrainian civic journalist faces 8-year sentence for exposing healthcare lies in occupied Crimea
Iryna Danilovych"s abduction, disappearance and evidently trumped-up charges demonstate the FSB’s certainty that they can commit any infringements and rights violations with impunity.
Russia seeks 18-year sentence in conveyor belt ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar Crimean Solidarity activist
A Russian prosecutor has demanded an 18-year sentence against Marlen Mustafayev, a civic activist who had previously faced persecution for protesting against the politically motivated prosecutions of other Crimean Tatars
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
Russian FSB attaches electric currents to genitals to force abducted Ukrainian to sign multiple ‘confessions’
Yaroslav Zhuk, a volunteer from Melitopol (Zaporizhzhia oblast) who was taken hostage by the Russian invaders in June this year, has revealed harrowing details of the torture he was subjected to
Russian FSB ‘find’ explosives because they couldn’t force abducted Ukrainian civic journalist to ‘confess’ to treason
The ‘trial’ is underway in Russian-occupied Crimea of Iryna Danilovych, the Ukrainian nurse, human rights defender and civic journalist who disappeared for almost 13 days after being taken prisoner by the FSB
Abducted and tortured Ukrainian naval captain declares hunger strike in Russian captivity
Oleksiy Kiselyov, former commander of the Ukrainian Navy’s Slavutych Command Ship, has gone on hunger strike in the Simferopol SIZO [remand prison] where Russia is illegally holding him prisoner
Call for Russia to be expelled from INTERPOL after Ukrainian journalist detained in Turkey
The incident is of serious concern given Interpol"s failure to notice the evident political motives behind Russia’s wish to get Gulsum Khalilova extradited and imprisoned
Young Crimean sentenced to 3 years after ‘confession’ almost certainly extracted through torture
There is almost certainly no evidence against Aziz Faizullaev aside from a videoed "confession" which was obtained while the 25-year-old was held without access to a lawyer
Staggering lawlessness in Russia’s persecution of a Crimean Tatar from mainland Ukraine
A Russian occupation ‘court’ in Simferopol has sentenced Rustem Gugurik to eight and a half years’ imprisonment on absurd chances
Ukrainian in occupied Crimea gets harsh prison sentence for calling Russian Guard officer a war criminal and child killer
Oleksandr Tarapanov has become the first Ukrainian in Russian-occupied Crimea to receive a prison sentence on criminal charges which Russia hastily adopted in March to try to silence protest over its full-scale invasion of Ukraine
Russia abducts Crimean Tatar from mainland Ukraine and ‘sentences’ him in puppet trial in occupied Crimea
The charges against 33-year-old Artur Memetshaev are as lawless as his abduction,
Crimean Tatar pensioner detained for calling Russia a fascist state on Facebook
67-year-old Asiye Chapukh was taken away and later prosecuted on charges, among others, of "discrediting the Russian armed forces"
20-year-old Crimean Tatar ‘arrested’ on grotesque charges three months after Russian occupiers abducted him
It is very likely that Appaz Kurtamet was subjected to torture during the months in which he was held incommunicado
Russia sentences three Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witnesses to six years for "threatening state security" by discussing the Bible
It was claimed that, by reading and discussing religious literature, the defendants had “committed a grave crime against the constitutional order and the security of the state”.
Crimea beauty queen convicted of ‘discrediting Russia"s Armed Forces" by singing a Ukrainian patriotic song’
A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in occupied Crimea has fined this year’s ‘Miss Crimea’ and jailed her friend for singing the Ukrainian patriotic song ‘Chervona Kalyna’ [‘Red Kalyna, or Vibernum’].