Lev Ponomarev on political prisoners in Crimea

15 July 2021 Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Крым.Реалии] In the photo is Lev Ponomarev, Russian human rights advocate and member of Moscow Helsinki Group Why are the administrations…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Crimean Tatar activist Emil Ziyadinov is a political prisoner

2 July 2021 Emil Ziyadinov has been remanded in custody on terrorist charges despite not being accused of any specific terrorist activity Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Four residents of Crimea, charged with involvement in Hizb ut-Tahrir, are political prisoners

20 May 2021 The four residents of Crimea have been remanded in custody under articles of the Russian Criminal Code that deal with terrorism, although none of the four were…

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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Oleg Prikhodko, a resident of Crimea convicted of attempting to perpetrate an act of terrorism, is a political prisoner

6 April 2021 Previously, Oleg Prikhodko was repeatedly prosecuted under administrative law for his pro-Ukrainian views. Source: Memorial Human Rights Centre Memorial Human Rights Centre, in accordance with international guidelines,…

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Legal Case of the Week: Concerns that Ukrainian journalist Vladislav Yesypenko has been tortured after his ‘confession’ on television in Crimea.

Week-ending 26 March 2021 Credit : screenshot from the interview of Krym24 via Reporters without Borders On 18 March 2021 a TV-channel in Russia-controlled Crimea broadcast what it calls an…

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Remember the Date: 18 March 2014 – the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

Map: Wikipedia On 18 March 2014 the Russian Federation formally annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Ukraine considers the annexation a violation of international law and the event was condemned by…

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Legal Case of the Week: Three Crimean Tatars sentenced to long terms in prison for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 Photo: Human Rights in Ukraine On 12 January 2021 the Southern Military Regional Court sitting in the city of Rostov-on sentenced Enver Omerov to 18 years,…

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Legal Case of the Week: Ukrainian citizen Valentin Vyhivsky now serving seventh year in Russian prison.

Week-ending 8 January 2021 Photo: Human Rights in Ukraine On 7 January 2020 Valentin Vyhivsky spent his seventh Orthodox Christmas in near solitary confinement, thousands of kilometres from his family…

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Legal Case of the Week: Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says reasonable grounds for believing war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine.

Week-ending 18 December 2020 Photo: Wikipedia The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has found reasonable grounds for believing war crimes and crimes against humanity have been 'committed…

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