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21.04.2017

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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31.03.2017

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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24.01.2017

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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20.01.2017

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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14.12.2016

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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29.11.2016

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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28.10.2016

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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28.09.2016

Shestakovich was punished for the post, which was not considered extremist by Russia at the moment of publication

As the Russian list of extremist materials is huge and it is growing, the experts of CHRG advise residents of Crimea to restrict access to their social networks. ...
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22.09.2016

The violations of human rights in the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs”

On 10 August 2016 the Federal Security Service of Russia has officially stated that “a series of terrorist acts” allegedly “prepared by the Head Office of the Ministry of Defence Intelligence of Ukraine” were prevented on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the Russian police authorities. EvgenyPanov, a Ukrainian citizen, a resident of Energodar- Zaporozhye region (Ukraine), was arrested; according to...
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25.07.2016

Safety Instructions for the Ukrainians who travel to Crimea

The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) records the cases of harassment by Russian special services of Crimean citizens that live on the mainland of Ukraine now or the citizens of other regions of Ukraine, who come to Crimea to visit relatives or for other reasons. Currently the norms of the Russian legislation are applied in Crimea. In the first place the norms of “anti extremism” or “antiterrorist” legislation in Crimea....
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29.06.2016

The victims of enforced disappearance in Crimea (as of June 2016)

The Crimean Human Rights Group publishes the report “The victims of enforced disappearance in Crimea as a result of the illegal establishment of the Russian Federation control (2014-2016)” as of June 2016. During the preparation of the review CHRG follows the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. First of all CHRG fixes and documents cases of enforced disappearances, which have next...
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21.06.2016

Pro-Ukrainian activist in Crimea was again convicted on criminal charges

On 10 June, 2016 Bedritskiy M. A. the judge of Razdolnenskiy District Court in Crimea gave sentence to a citizen of Ukraine Vladimir Baluch. The activist was found guilty of committing a crime under the Article 319 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Insulting a public official. Public insulting a government official during the performance of his duties or in connection with their perfomance) and was again sentenced to 320 hours of...
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