February 20, the human rights defenders, who had been on a monitoring mission to Crimea, presented a report on their trip at the Belarusian Human Rights House which works in exile in Vilnius.
repressions in Crimea
In addition, 6 administrative fines were issued and the searches and detentions became more frequent
Elderly people have organized single-person protests, while holding posters saying "Putin, our children are not terrorists"
Human rights defenders are outraged by the actions of Russian authorities who arrested an elderly Crimean Tatar activist with poor health, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, for holding a single-person protest
One of the streets in Novoklenove village is blocked
The Ukrainian’s defense stated that the case against him was falsified and that the verdict will be appealed in higher instances
However, the judge decided to continue the court hearing...
The court hearing was held, despite the absence of one of his lawyers
Chiygoz challenged the court once again...
Beatings and physical violence took place directly in the court
Emil Minasov was sentenced to 1 year and 3 months of imprisonment
A resident of Lenine village suspects that the abductors are members of the FSB
Muslim Bilyal Adilov is accused of using violence and threats against a representative of the authorities
The court hearing and the announcement of the decision took place in a closed session
Ukrainians have already spent 8 months behind bars
Aliye Chiygoz died on the night if July 2 after a serious and prolonged illness and her funeral was to be held on the same day...
The state of health of many prisoners has deteriorated due to inhumane conditions of detention
The court hearing was held in a closed session, but the court allowed for Dzhepparov’s relatives to be present during the announcement of the decision
According to the evidence, the expert had neither the right nor the ability to make an expert opinion
Her husband Andriy Vynohradov also left for Kyiv
The presentation of the list took place in the framework of the OSCE conference “Freedom of speech in unstable situations”
The court has questioned Sergei Tsekov and Olga Kovitidi as witnesses
Lawyer Polozov called this situation a blasphemy
They failed to convict Volodymyr Prisich for sabotage and sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for storing drugs
Thus, a motion was submitted to postpone the court hearing due to the absence of two lawyers
Judge committed a grave procedural violation
In addition, printouts of publications, which are neither related to Semena’s journalistic activities, nor to a criminal case, were presented
Cars and people with national flags are being detained
The Remembrance Day of the Deportation began
Refusal is deprived of any meaning whatsoever...
Approximately at 12 am, five or six people with military bearings appeared at the pro-Russian rally, they were hiding unknown items, which resembled sticks, under their jackets...
The defense believes that this one of the forms of applying pressure
This is the fourth “meeting” of law enforcers with Izetov
Balukh also drew the attention of ombudsmen to the difficult physical condition of his cellmate who is not provided with medical assistance
The transfer of Lugin and another Ukrainian Mykhaylov, who also went on a hunger strike, to the correctional colonies on the territory of the Russian Federation was scheduled for today
Crimean Tatar activist starves for 17 days, looks haggard, but holds tight
Arsen Dzheparov urgently needs a surgical intervention
Now Mamutov is accused of trying to seize power
Witnesses report that they heard shots...
Court hearing was held in closed session
The leader of the Crimean Tatar people spoke at a conference on conflict and violence in the world held in Bratislava
Suleymanov is accused of providing deliberately false notification about a terrorist act, which led to a large-scale damage
Judges acted prejudiced, deliberately scandalous and aggressive
The detained journalist and deputy have stopped the hunger strike started on March 31
During the interrogation it became clear that the case materials contain operational data which is not authorized by the court
The VKontakte page, where the video was published, was deleted three months ago
He wrote a letter to his family
Ilmi Umerov, Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis, was handed an indictment
International community should explore every available opportunity for effective monitoring of the human rights situation in Crimea
Lawyers noted that the comparison procedure itself was performed with procedural violations
The detention was not registered in the FSB Department
Human rights defenders were surrounded by people with weapons
Participants of the banned match: "There are no sports events for young people in our city..."
As reported in the court by Mustafa Dehermendzhi, defendant in the “February 26 case”
"Occupants started interrogation, which lasted more than 15 hours..."
Lawyer Polozov will demand the exclusion of this evidence
But judges are not concerned with this fact
Filming during court hearing was prohibited, but journalist Anton Naumlyuk conveyed words of Balukh, which he said during the hearing
"Foreign countries should impose personal sanctions against those involved in the curtailment of freedom of speech in the Crimea"
As a reminder, Guriy Kornilyev was fired from his job because he refused to receive Russian citizenship
Worried relatives of 11 arrested are calling Kurbedinov
Eider Saledinov and Rustem Ismailov - the defendants in the Simferopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir” case
Detainees were not given food and drinks, were kept in a hold car, several detainees were beaten
Defense asked to interrogate the expert, who made the expert analysis on the publications in social networks. Court rejected the request
Nearly everyone, who witnessed the illegal search of the house of Kamianka's resident, were detained
Furthermore, the court of appeal took over the functions of the court of first instance, which is inadmissible according to the defense
Two more people were summoned today for questioning
Trial begins on February 17
The situation is exacerbated by the fact that after accusations against the journalist, who is a retiree, his health started giving in.
Ilmi Umerov himself reacted to the decision calmly...
After Volodymyr's detainment several chronic diseases aggravated
All lawyer’s attempts to obtain detailed response for doubtful or contradictory testimonies were suppressed by the court...
Human rights defenders point to a number of contradictions in Balukh's case
Court believes that Umerov's rights are not violated
Chiygoz himself considers that his arrest is dictated solely by the desire to frighten the Crimean Tatar people
Crimean Human Rights Group reminds that detention of Balukh threatens his health
This emerged after the journalistic investigation of the Media Initiative for Human Rights
“The court consulted for a long time, for about one and a half – nearly two hours..."
Statement of Ukraine public organizations
Polozov was supposed to be present at the trial of Chiygoz case, but did not appear at the morning session
Defense considers it to be objective and will present in the court
There is no basis to keep the Ukrainian in custody even according to the Russian legislation
Companies do not want to have problems with the special services
“Guys said that there are wool and leather floating in the soup..."
“They will present the charges and immediately make a decision to merge the cases. This will be done in a week"
As reported by the lawyer Kurbedinov
Currently there is no contact with an activist
Human rights defender spent almost 11 months in detention and one months he spent in a psychiatric hospital
The expertise, which lasts less than 2 hours, turned into forced hospitalization that lasts almost a month
FSB claims that Suleymanov caused the lost of more than 4 million rubles
Doctor did not make a diagnosis and did not give any documents to confirm his visit
For “blatantly biased approach and unwillingness to see the obvious”
Defendants of the "February 26" case were kept hungry half of the day
Russia has built four specialized centres to serve sentence in a form of correctional labor
He actively critized the actions of members of ruling party United Russia
Court has dismissed the appeal for continued detainment of the four defendants
This significantly violates the right for defense
In certain communities FSB officers are persuading pastors to to give information about worshippers
He is forced to confess extremism
Crimean Tatar people have been deliberately targeted by the de facto local and Russian authorities