Quote for the Week: “We demand that the Russian authorities stop their practice of not letting journalists carry out their professional duties” – National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

Week-ending 26 November 2021 “We demand that the Russian authorities stop their practice of detaining participants of peaceful gatherings and of not letting journalists carry out their professional duties. We…

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Person of the Week: detained Nariman Dzhelyal, First Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis, faces new charges

Week-ending 19 November 2021 Nariman Dzhelyal at the Crimea Platform inaugural meeting Photo facebook.com/ppu.gov.ua/photos via Human Rights in Ukraine Nariman Dzhelyal, First Deputy Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and…

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Person of the Week: Crimean Tatar lawyer Edem Semedlyaev

Week-ending 29 October 2021 Edem Semdlyaev, Simferopol, Crimea 2021 © 2021 Crimean Solidarity On 25 October 2021, the Russian authorities arbitrarily arrested the lawyer Edem Semedlyaev in Simferopol, Crimea. Human Rights…

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Legal Case of the Week: The on-going trial of Crimean Tatar Azamat Eyupov

Week-ending 17 September 2021 Photo of Azamat Eyupov: Crimean Tatar Resource Centre Veteran of the Crimean Tatar national movement Azamat Eyupov is on trial in Russia, facing a 15-20-year sentence on…

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Legal Case of the Week: Nariman Dzhelyal, deputy chair of the Mejlis, remanded in custody for two months

Nariman Dzhelyal at the Crimea Platform inaugural meeting. Photo: Facebook via Human Rights in Ukraine On 4 September 2021 Russian security services raided the home of Nariman Dzhelyal, a deputy…

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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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