repressions in Crimea

Over the past two years, 10 mass detentions of Crimean Tatars registered in Crimea
News - 30 August 2023

Over the past two years, 10 mass detentions of Crimean Tatars registered in Crimea

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

Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s health deteriorates
News - 23 August 2023

Political prisoner Rustem Seytmemetov’s health deteriorates

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 […]

Crimean Human Rights initiative sounds alarm over decreasing healthcare for civilians in occupied Crimea
News - 14 August 2023

Crimean Human Rights initiative sounds alarm over decreasing healthcare for civilians in occupied Crimea

According to Qirim Gayesi, the maintenance of healthcare institutions has been severely compromised since the onset of the Russian invasion. Heads of medical institutions in Crimea were instructed to send surgeons and surgical nurses to the Ministry of Defense of the occupying country

Crimean political prisoner Dmytro Shtyblikov is kept isolated
News - 08 August 2023

Crimean political prisoner Dmytro Shtyblikov is kept isolated

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 […]

The health of political prisoner Zevri Abseitov has significantly deteriorated
News - 03 August 2023

The health of political prisoner Zevri Abseitov has significantly deteriorated

Fatma Abseitova, Zevri’s wife, visited her husband with their children in Stavropol colony No. 1 in the village of Kochubeevskoye in the Russian Federation

Russian occupying forces in Crimea detained 66 Crimean Tatars since January 2023
News - 26 July 2023

Russian occupying forces in Crimea detained 66 Crimean Tatars since January 2023

Crimean human rights activists recorded 140 cases of arrests on the peninsula, 93 of which were against members of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. There were also 37 searches, 29 of them in the homes of Crimean Tatars

Gafarov-Shyring list: how Russia is killing political prisoners in Crimea
Articles - 18 July 2023

Gafarov-Shyring list: how Russia is killing political prisoners in Crimea

Tetyana Pechonchyk emphasized the importance of publicizing information about political prisoners. In her opinion, it is essential to tell the stories of illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, spread them on social media and abroad, put pressure on Russia, initiate new resolutions of the European Parliament, and raise issues at the level of the OSCE and UN bodies so that Ukrainian citizens, political prisoners at risk with complex diseases, are released first and unconditionally

Political prisoner Server Mustafayev shares about poor conditions in Russian prison and lack of medical aid
News - 18 July 2023

Political prisoner Server Mustafayev shares about poor conditions in Russian prison and lack of medical aid

Maye Mustafayeva and her and Server’s children, eight-year-old Yusuf and five-year-old Naji visited the political prisoner in Tambov prison. The family was allowed to come for an extended three-day visit from July 3 to 6

Health condition of a Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Dudka deteriorates
News - 06 July 2023

Health condition of a Crimean political prisoner Volodymyr Dudka deteriorates

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 […]

Occupation authorities in Ukrainian Crimea accused of using administrative resources to justify Russia’s war
News - 25 June 2023

Occupation authorities in Ukrainian Crimea accused of using administrative resources to justify Russia’s war

The occupying authorities regularly receive plans to collect "voluntary" aid for the Russian military, which are often funded by Crimean entrepreneurs. Representatives of businesses fear to disapprove of the imposed support for the Russian army due to potential repercussions from occupying bodies

A letter from unfreedom. Read a message from Bogdan Ziza, an artist and a Crimean political prisoner
Columns - 22 June 2023

A letter from unfreedom. Read a message from Bogdan Ziza, an artist and a Crimean political prisoner

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 […]

European human rights court will review a complaint on the illegal detention of a Crimean journalist Iryna Danylovych
News - 21 June 2023

European human rights court will review a complaint on the illegal detention of a Crimean journalist Iryna Danylovych

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 […]

Human rights crisis in occupied Crimea: wave of persecution targeted voices against Russia and its war in 2022
News - 20 June 2023

Human rights crisis in occupied Crimea: wave of persecution targeted voices against Russia and its war in 2022

Crimean human rights defenders characterized the crackdown on dissent in the occupied Crimean Peninsula as part of a broader campaign by the Russian authorities to silence all opposition to their policies in the region

Russian occupying forces detained at least 18 Crimeans to check their involvement in subversive actions during the last months
News - 19 June 2023

Russian occupying forces detained at least 18 Crimeans to check their involvement in subversive actions during the last months

Human rights defenders in Crimea suspect that the number of enforced kidnappings and detentions among Crimean Tatars, in fact, is much higher. People may conceal these incidents, fearing further repressions

Russia has unduly restricted the right to freedom of opinion and expression in temporarily occupied Crimea since full-scale war against Ukraine – OHCHR
News - 29 September 2022

Russia has unduly restricted the right to freedom of opinion and expression in temporarily occupied Crimea since full-scale war against Ukraine – OHCHR

OHCHR has documented the prosecution of 89 individuals in temporarily occupied Crimea for “public actions directed at discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation” since the legislation was introduced in March 2022

How independent lawyers are ‘silenced’ in Crimea
Articles - 22 July 2022

How independent lawyers are ‘silenced’ in Crimea

This article is about the charges brought against lawyers, the course of their trials, and the consequences these prosecutions will lead to

In July-August, the authorities of occupied Crimea imprisoned 9 Ukrainians for political reasons
News - 15 August 2017

In July-August, the authorities of occupied Crimea imprisoned 9 Ukrainians for political reasons

In addition, 6 administrative fines were issued and the searches and detentions became more frequent

In Crimea, law enforcers are searching the house of a large family from Bilohirsk district
News - 10 August 2017

In Crimea, law enforcers are searching the house of a large family from Bilohirsk district

One of the streets in Novoklenove village is blocked