Since the beginning of 2021, at least 10 mass detentions have occurred in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Most incidents occurred near the buildings of Russia’s government institutions. From September to November 2021 alone, the occupiers carried out six mass detentions of activists from the Crimean Tatar community, the peninsula’s indigenous people. Human rights defenders from […]
Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s eyesight has fallen, his blood pressure is constantly jumping, and his legs swell due to the hot weather – because of this, he has to take medication all the time. This update was reported by Crimean Solidarity, a prominent human rights initiative that focused on the rights of Crimean Tatars and […]
The health of Ukrainian political prisoner Dmytro Shtyblikov, who was convicted of “high treason” by Russia for the second time, is deteriorating. Russian occupying forces keep him in a complete information vacuum. The Association of Relatives of Kremlin’s Political Prisoners, a Ukrainian non-profit organization that supports family members of political prisoners held by Russia, reports […]
In the first half of 2023, human rights activists recorded 101 detentions in the occupied Crimea, 66 of them against Crimean Tatars, as stated in the analysis of human rights violations presented by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CTRC) this July. In the same period of six months in 2022, 79 such detentions of activists […]
Amet Suleymanov, a Crimean Tatar and a civic journalist and streamer of the Crimean Solidarity is 38 years old. He is a defendant in the third Bakhchysarai case of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a political party banned in Russia. Under the pretext of participating in it, Russians fabricate cases against Crimean Tatars who did not accept the […]
A political prisoner from Crimea and a human rights activist, Server Mustafayev, has to wait to see a cardiologist despite heart pain and shortness of breath, as reported by his wife, Maye Mustafayeva. Mustafayev was a coordinator of a prominent human rights initiative, Crimean Solidarity, that focused on the rights of Crimean Tatars and political […]
The health condition of the Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Dudka is deteriorating. Russian occupying forces do not provide him with medical care, according to Ilya Dudka, the son of Volodymyr Dudka. Ilya shared this news with the Association of Political Prisoners of the Kremlin, a Ukrainian non-profit organization that supports family members of political prisoners held […]
The artist and Kremlin political prisoner Bogdan Ziza received 15 years of imprisonment by a Russian court for splashing a door of the municipality with blue and yellow paint in Yevpatoria, a city in the Western part of occupied Crimea. On June 10, he began a hunger strike. ZMINA received a letter from Bogdan Ziza […]
The European Court of Human Rights took into consideration a complaint submitted by lawyers this January from a Ukrainian human rights group Crimea SOS about the illegal detention and persecution by Russian occupying authorities of a civic journalist Iryna Danylovych from Feodosiya in the Eastern part of the Crimean peninsula. In late April of last […]
Since the outbreak of a full-scale war, Russia has ramped up its repression against Ukrainian citizens. Russian authorities are continuing to illegally detain Ukrainians and file politically motivated charges against them in order to get Ukraine to make concessions.
ZMINA discusses below one form of political persecution in the temporarily occupied territories, which includes cases related to the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion
Head of the Rozdolnensky isolator filed a complaint
This is not the first such case in the practice of Russian investigation against Ukrainian political prisoners
Ukrainian journalist managed to communicate with political prisoner
As reported by lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, today Ruslan will stop his hunger strike
Postgraduate student, who hanged out Ukrainian flag, was also detained with journalists
Urgent debate on the topic of political prisoners and situation in Crimea
As reported by Mark Feygin, the lawyer of the journalist
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