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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