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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Journalist convinced for terrorism for criticizing Russian government

On July 6, a Russian court found journalist Svetlana Prokopieva guilty of acquitting terrorism for the opinion expressed in the author’s column. The prosecutor’s office asked Prokopiev to be sentenced to six years in prison, but the court did not deprive the journalist of her freedom and limited herself to a fine of 500 thousand […]

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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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