Russia displace the pro-Ukrainian population from Crimea

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsia called demographic changes in the annexed Crimea “a huge problem”. He is convinced that Russia is trying to oust the entire pro-Ukrainian population from the peninsula, about which the UN has been informed. He expressed gratitude to those Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars who, despite everything, continue to […]

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Russia sentences civic journalist to 16 years

A Russian court on 16 September 2020 sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Seiran Saliyev to 16 years’ imprisonment on an identical charge to that used by the Soviet regime against his great-grandfather. The latter’s refusal to go into a collective farm, after the Soviets had taken away everything he owned, had been treated as ‘trying […]

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Ukrainian Canadians condemn Russia’s persecution of Crimean Tatars People

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) resolutely condemns an illegal ruling by the Southern Military Regional Court of the Russian Federation of September 16 to convict seven Ukrainian citizens in the case of the so-called second Bakhchisarai group Hizb ut-Tahrir. National President of the UCC Alexandra Chyczij said. Yesterday, the Southern Military Regional “court” in Rostov-on-Don […]

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Germany is concerned about the violation of human rights in Crimea

Berlin is concerned about the criminal prosecution of more than 80 Crimean Tatars by Russia on dubious charges and called on the Russian Federation to ensure the rights of the Crimean Tatar people. It is set out in a statement published on the website of the German Foreign Ministry by the Commissioner for human rights […]

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UN: Russian FSB tortures detainees in occupied Crimea

Employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russia and other law enforcement authorities in Crimea use torture; in particular beatings, electric shocks and suffocation, to force victims to incriminate themselves, cooperate with law enforcement or testify against others. This was said in a recently published report by the UN Secretary-General on human rights violations […]

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EU calls on Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

The European Union has condemned systemic human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea and called on Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. “On 7 July 2020, seven individuals, mostly Crimean Tatars, were arrested in the Crimean peninsula for their alleged political affiliation. The European Union considers their detention to be politically […]

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The Crimea: Captive Holiday

Ninety-four Ukrainian political prisoners, residents of the Crimean peninsula are held in the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Russian Federation, about 70 of them are Crimean Tatars. “As for the illegally detained Ukrainian citizens living in Crimea, 94 Ukrainian political prisoners are held now in the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea and the Russian […]

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