News of the Day: 4 September 2021

Human Rights in Ukraine: At least 42 Crimean Tatars, including several elderly men, have been detained by enforcement officers in occupied Crimea for peacefully gathering outside the FSB building in Simferopol.  The detained were seeking information as to the whereabouts of Nariman Dzhelyal, Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and four other men who had not been seen since they were taken away after armed raids on 3 and 4 September.  It was already 21.00 when one of the men’s lawyers was finally able to confirm that the five men are all being held at the FSB building in Simferopol.  

RFE/RL: Russia has branded four more media outlets as “foreign agents,” adding to the growing list of news organizations and individual journalists caught up in what critics say is an accelerated Kremlin campaign against independent media ahead of nationwide legislative elections later this month.

RFE/RL: Dozens of people gathered in central Moscow on September 4 to protest the Russian government’s recent crackdown on independent media.

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