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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Viktor Kogan-Yasny: “Doctor, you swear not like a miner, but like a shoemaker”

26 June 2021 by Viktor Kogan-Yasny In 1953, my parents lost the opportunity to live and work in Kharkov because of my grandfather’s arrest in the so-called 'Doctors’ Plot' (my…

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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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ECtHR rulings of the week: three judgments finding violations of Articles 2, 5 and 8; and a ruling finding Ukraine’s application against Russia admissible in part.

Week-ending 15 January 2021 This week the European Court of Human Rights published three judgments concerning Russia, establishing violations of Articles 2 (right to life), 5 (right to liberty and…

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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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Legal Case of the Week: Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR Crimean Tatar television, sentenced to 19 years in prison in absentia

Week-ending 11 December 2020 Lenur Islyamov Photo Krym.org via Human Rights in Ukraine On 10 December 2020 the Supreme Court of Crimea sentenced Lenur Islyamov, owner of ATR Crimean Tatar…

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

Week-ending 6 November 2020 Photo: RFE/RL Three Crimean Tatars - Rustem Emiruseinov, Arsen Abkhaitov and Eskendir Abulganiyev - have been sentenced to long prison terms for membership of Hizb ut-Tahrir,…

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