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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Ukraine calls on UN secretary-general to react to Russian terror in Crimea

Ukraine has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to react to Russia’s violation of international law in the temporarily occupied Crimea. “Russia raids homes in Crimea early in the morning [on July 7] when families are still asleep, unlawfully detaining six Crimean Tatars, including a person with a disability,” reads the statement “This is how […]

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UN releases second report on Human Rights situation in occupied Crimea

The report notes that human rights violations involving torture and other ill-treatment perpetrated by law enforcement agencies continued in Crimea. It is particularly concerning that, in all documented cases in which victims made credible complaints to the courts and law enforcement authorities, no perpetrator was held accountable. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle […]

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Human Rights: Torture of citizens by security officers is systemic and unpunished in Crimea

The results of monitoring and analysis confirm that the use of torture by the Federal Security Service and the Russian police against Ukrainian citizens has become a systematic and unpunished phenomenon after Russia’s occupation of Crimea, – Oleksandr Sedov, an analyst of the Crimean Human Rights Group posted on Facebook. “Crimeans are deprived of the […]

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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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EU leaders to support sanctions against Russia

EU member states decided to renew the sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation until 23 June 2021. The restrictive measures were introduced in 2014 as a response to Russia’s forcible seizure of Crimea in March 2014 after Moscow deployed troops and staged a referendum dismissed […]

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