Russia claims it prevented a ‘Ukrainian radical terrorist attack’ in occupied Crimea
Amid all of the extraordinarily sloppy fakes with which Russia is fabricating a ‘casus belli’, this stands out as there very likely are six Ukrainians being tortured now
Renowned Crimean Tatar civic activist jailed after exposing Russia’s destruction of 16th century Khan’s Palace
Update Edem Dudakov has been jailed by an occupation court ten days after he reported the latest irreparable damage which Russia has caused the Khan’s Palace, or Hansaray, in Bakhchysarai, an extremely important monument of Crimean Tatar heritage
Ukrainian Jehovah’s Witness sentenced for talking about the Bible in Russian-occupied Crimea
A 'court' in Russian-occupied Crimea has found 32-year-old Artem Shabliy guilty of so-called ‘participation in an extremist organization’ for practising his faith as a Jehovah’s Witness
Savagely tortured Ukrainian journalist sentenced to six years by Russian occupation court
This is a chilling attack on independent journalists trying to report on the situation in Russian occupied Crimea
Surreal twist in Russia’s lawless ‘trial’ of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev
Russia’s ‘trial’ of veteran Crimean Tatar leader and Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev for trying to enter his native Crimea was already a record-breaker in lawless cynicism, but last week it hit new depths
Russia sentences Crimean Tatar religious scholar to 11 years for ‘thought crime’
A Russian court has sentenced 41-year-old Vadim Bektemirov to 11 years’ imprisonment on ‘terrorism’ charges although he was not accused of anything even remotely linked with such crimes
64-year-old Crimean Tatar effectively sentenced to death for refusal to collaborate with Russia’s FSB
64-year-old Zekirya Muratov has been sentenced to 11.5 years, without any crime, and with almost no chance of surviving
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
New attack on Crimean Tatar civic activists in Russian-occupied Crimea
Four Crimean Tatar civic activists were arrested on 9 February, with nine children seeing their fathers taken away by the armed and masked men who burst into their homes at 4 a.m.
Russia causes irreparable damage to 16th Century Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea
Russia’s so-called ‘restoration’ of the world-renowned Khan's Palace in Bakhchysarai has, as feared, caused potentially irreparable damage to this hugely important monument of Crimean Tatar heritage
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
29 thousand Crimean ‘Youth Army’ recruits taught to hate Ukraine and be ready to die for Russia
While these children will not participate in any military action that Russia may now be planning against Ukraine, they are taught how to use firearms, and indoctrinated with the aggressor state’s propaganda regarding ‘patriotism’ and ‘the enemy’
Russia seeks 19 and 16-year sentences against Crimean Tatars for talking about their faith
Timur Yalkabov and Lenur Seidametov are facing sentences of almost two decades over conversations about religion over five years ago.
Faked tape used to sentence Crimean Tatar to 7 years for refusing to collaborate with Russia's FSB
A Russian cassation court is, very belatedly, to examine evidence proving that the FSB tape used to imprison Arsen Dzhepparov is an illegal montage that should have never been allowed
Russia demands 12-year sentence against Crimean Tatar scholar for studying religion
The same prosecutor who sought an 11-year effective death sentence against Oleh Prykhodko for his open opposition to Russia’s annexation of Crimea has demanded a 12-year sentence against Crimean Tatar Arabic scholar and civic activist, Vadim Bektemirov.
Russia’s insane trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ismet Ibragimov 'borders on fantasy'
Neighbours of recognized Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ismet Ibragimov have expressed their bemusement at the indictment which borders, they say, on sheer fantasy.
Czech court to decide if armed Russian paramilitary awarded for his role in the invasion of Crimea is extradited to Ukraine
The Prague Municipal Court is due to decide in the middle of February whether Aleksandr Franchetti is to be extradited to Ukraine to face trial for his active role in Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea
61-year-old Ukrainian tortured, then sentenced to 12 years in Russian captivity for ‘spying’
A court in Sochi has upheld the 12-year sentence passed, behind closed doors, by a Russian-controlled ‘court’ in occupied Crimea against 61-year-old Ukrainian Kostiantyn Shyrinh
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 challenges compensation awarded former Crimean Tatar political prisoner for torture-like imprisonment
Russia’s Penitentiary Service has challenged a crucial ruling that awarded 64-year-old Kazim Ametov compensation for the inhuman conditions he was held prisoner in for over two years