Russia blocks OSCE conference when prevented from spreading disinformation about occupied Crimea and Donbas
When prevented from flooding the event with propaganda, Russia simply blocked this vital platform for NGOs to provide information about mounting human rights violations in occupied Crimea, Donbas and other places
Sloppy trial of Ukrainian journalist shows that Russia's FSB fear no accountability in occupied Crimea
Russia’s case against Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Yesypenko, is full of bloopers; the FSB’s story is teeming with discrepancies and the attempt to link the journalist with Ukraine’s SBU [Security Service] has collapsed - lawyer Dmitry Dinze
Russian court ignores falsified evidence and dodgy 'witnesses' in trial of Crimean Tatar political prisoners
The court chooses not to see the dodgy nature of an unqualified ‘expert assessment’ and testimony’ of two secret witnesses, one of whom faces prison in Latvia if he refuses to collaborate with the FSB
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
FSB deploys menacing new weapon against journalists and lawyers in Russia and occupied Crimea
Russia’s FSB has published a list of 60 topics that could result in journalists and others finding themselves labelled ‘foreign agents’ and prosecuted despite receiving no funding from abroad
Fake ‘religious expert’ exposed in Russia’s ‘trial’ of 25 Crimean Tatar journalists and civic activists
The FSB’s ‘religious expert’ clearly has no idea of the names of the prophets, religious figures, etc. – just what the FSB want him to say to get men imprisoned for 20 years
Russia illegally imprisons Uzbek refugee after killing her husband in occupied Crimea
Sokhiba Burkhanova has been imprisoned since the day after her refugee husband was killed by FSB officers in occupied Crimea
Crimean civic activists face 15-year sentences for talking about religion five years ago
Russia’s FSB have based the ‘terrorism’ charges laid against Oleh Fedorov* and Ernest Ibragimov on discussions of religious themes although the conversations were illicitly taped back in 2016 and January 2017.
Emir-Usein Kuku and other Crimean Tatar prisoners of conscience face new reprisals in Russian prison for refusal to collaborate
At least ten Crimean Tatar political prisoners, including human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku, have been placed on so-called prophylactic registers, as inclined to ‘extremism’; to ‘attacks on prison staff’ and even to ‘escape attempts’.
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
Violent persecution mounting of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russian-occupied Crimea
Serhiy Lyulin, a Jehovah's Witness from Yalta, is facing a 10 year sentence after being seized, while in Russia, thrown into the boot of a minivan and driven, in handcuffs and bound with scotch tape, for 16 hours to occupied Simferopol
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
11-year sentence for ‘state treason’ against Ukrainian opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea
The charges and monstrous sentence against Ivan Yatskin are almost certainly because of his pro-Ukrainian position in Crimea which Russia is illegally occupying
“Shoot me now!” Harrowing details of Russian FSB torture of Crimean Tatars seized in revenge for 'Crimea Platform'
Both Asan and Aziz Akhtemov have retracted their videoed ‘confessions’ and have given details of the torture and threats, including to Asan’s wife, that their Russian FSB captors used to obtain them
Fictitious terrorism charges and 18 years in Russian prison for protesting persecution of Crimean Tatars
58-year-old Azamat Eyupov is facing a 15-20-year sentence without any crime, on the basis of planted ‘prohibited literature’ and a taped conversation although the voice on the tape is not his.
Russia tests international Crimea Platform through sharp escalation in persecution of Crimean Tatars
As well as staging a hunt for fictitious ‘saboteurs’, the FSB also claim to be looking for the ‘organizers’ of the spontaneous gathering of relatives and others trying to find out the whereabouts of Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal and 4 other apparently abducted men
Russia claims Ukraine and Crimean Tatar Mejlis organized ‘act of sabotage’ in occupied Crimea
Russia’s FSB has accused Ukraine’s Military Intelligence and the Crimean Tatar Mejlis with the ‘evidence’ for this in the form of two videoed ‘confessions’ given by men held incommunicado and prevented from seeing their lawyers for over three days
Crimean Tatars must once again fear dawn raids and arrests under Russian occupation
The sharp escalation in repression from 3 to 5 September, and arrest of Nariman Dzhelyal, clearly demonstrate that nobody can feel safe in Russian-occupied Crimea
FSB claim that tortured Ukrainian journalist Yesypenko came to them himself
During the latest hearing in the internationally condemned trial in Russian-occupied Crimea of Vladislav Yesypenko, an FSB officer claimed that they released the Ukrainian freelance journalist after detaining and then questioning him
Russia brings ‘sabotage’ charges against Crimean Tatar leader in revenge for Crimea Platform
Russia’s FSB has concocted grotesque ‘sabotage’ charges against Nariman Dzhelyal, First Deputy Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, and a politician, teacher and journalist held in high regard both in Ukraine and abroad.