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Unsanctioned Freedom

The Crimean Human Rights Group presents to your attention the аnalytical review on violation of right to peaceful assembly in Crimea (March 2014 – March 2017) «Unsanctioned Freedom» The review has summed up outcomes of the consistent and comprehensive work of the Crimean Human Rights Group on monitoring and documenting the facts of violating the freedom of peaceful assemblieson the territory of Crimea after the occupation and unlawful...
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How to counteract illegal searches in Crimea – legal advice

In Crimea, since the beginning of the occupation, the visits of security officials to homes for activists and journalists have increased, as a result of which the occupation authorities fabricate administrative and criminal cases against Crimeans. Often the purpose of such visits is to “find” any illegal items and to seize mobile phones, computers and other equipment. In the legislation of the Russian Federation, which now actually...
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The main risks of the bill on social benefits for Ukrainian political prisoners

The head of the Crimean human rights group, Olga Skrypnik, spoke about the main risks for political prisoners, which contains a new bill, presented by the Ministry of Occupied Territories on 25 May. The bill proposes to create a commission that will determine whether the Ukrainian is a political prisoner, deprived of his liberty in the territory of the Russian Federation, Crimea or Occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Those who...
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The Ukrainian citizens from Crimea and Donbas should receive biometric passports without any restrictions

Speaking at Freedom of Speech TV talk show on ICTV channel on 15.05.2017, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, when discussing the visa free regime, said that the citizens of Ukraine that remained on the occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas territories not controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, may run into difficulties in the process of obtaining biometric passports for leaving abroad. The...
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Situation with access to the education in the native language in Crimea

Fundamental human rights documents prohibit discrimination, i.e., unjustified restriction or violation of human rights due to sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status. These commitments are to be undertaken by all countries that signed and ratified the relevant international documents on human rights. Though the Russian...
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The military conscription of Crimean residents to the Russian army grossly violates international humanitarian law

Світлина gazeta.ru Starting from 1 April, a spring campaign began on the military conscription of the residents of Crimea in the ranks of the armed forces of the Russian Federation. In total, the Russian authorities plan to call 2,400 Crimean residents to the RF Armed Forces aged 18 to 27 years in the spring of 2017. Unlike the previous military conscriptions, Crimean citizens will now be distributed not only to the RF Armed Forces,...
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List of Crimean judges who unlawfully make judgements

The list includes judges who passed judgements on depriving citizens of Ukraine of liberty contrary to the right on a fair trial and an effective remedy, with a clear fabrication of evidence and/ or using other unlawful investigation means including torturing. Awarding judgements on deprivation of liberty was caused by political reasons and prejudicial treatment of citizens of Ukraine by judges due to their political or religious beliefs or due...
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The case of “Ukrainian saboteurs” – the tool of the Kremlin in the information war against Ukraine

“Ukrainian saboteurs’ case” is a gross falsification, illegal methods of investigation, tortures and psychological pressure. In the “case of saboteurs” Crimean Human Rights Group documented human rights violations against the citizens of Ukraine, which give the reason to consider them as political prisoners. This statement was made by the head of the Crimean Human Rights Group Olga Skripnik on 23 January in Strasbourg...
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Crimean “court” doesn’t have any grounds for holding activist Baluch in pre-detention centre

CHRG experts analyzed the decision of “Razdolnenskiy District Court of the Republic of Crimea” from 27.12.2016, regarding the extension of the detention of Vladimir Baluch. The results indicate on gross violations of the Russian legislation de facto acting in Crimea made by the judge Abelyashev A.V. The hearing on the extension of the preventive measure was held significantly ahead of a schedule in violation of procedural norms. On...
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Inadmissible evidence are used in the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs” – expert

The expert of Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG), PhD, associate professor, lawyer Yury Grishin analyzed the information from the public resources about the case of the Ukrainians, who are accused of sabotage in Crimea. According to him, in the actions of the occupation authorities of Crimea in this case there are series of serious violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms. Violations of the presumption of...
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Russian authorities are using illegal methods of investigation in the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs”

Ukrainian citizens that were detained in Crimea in the period from August to November 2016 in so-called case of “Ukrainian saboteurs”, are being imprisoned for political reasons, in violation of fundamental rights and freedoms. This makes it possible to consider them as political prisoners on the basis of international legal norms. That is the conclusion that was reached by the experts of the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG). Since...
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The norms of the bill on the Occupied Territories violate fundamental human rights

Not long ago, a group of deputies, including Oksana Syroed, Dmitry Tymchuk, Georgiy Logvinskiy, Semen Semenchenko, Yegor Sobolev and many others, have registered a new draft law “On the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine» (№ 3593-d of 19/07/2016,). Since the draft law concerns the issues of Crimea and respect for human rights, the experts of the Crimean human rights group conducted its analysis and determined that many norms do...
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