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18.04.2017

Appeal of NGOs with regards to hunger strike of the prisoner of Kremlin Ruslan Zeytullaev

The leading human rights and civic organizations of Ukraine appeal to the international community and the Ukrainian authorities regarding the case of Ruslan Zeytullaev, a citizen of Ukraine, a Crimean Tatar and an activist whom the Russian Federation is illegally depriving of freedom on political motives. As Ruslan is since two weeks on a hunger strike, we have reasons to believe that his health and life is in danger. Ruslan Zeytullaev is a...
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27.03.2017

Activists in Simferopol reported about arrest and illegal detentions

Фото Дмитрия Кисиева In the evening of 25 March, 7 activists were detained in Verona cafe in Simferopol. The detainees themselves reported about this fact on their pages in social networks. Among the detainees are people who tried to organize a protest action against corruption in Simferopol. The action was refused. After that activists tried to organize a series of single pickets, however they were detained by the police...
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24.03.2017

“The Supreme Court of Crimea” left the Ukrainian resident Panov in pre-detention centre until 7 June

On 24 March, 2017 “The Supreme Court of Crimea” did not satisfy the appeal of the defence of the defendant in the “case of Ukrainian saboteurs” Yevgeniy Panov on the decision to extend the term of detention. Judge Olga Plastinina refused to satisfy the complaint. Evgeniy Panov was brought to the court. According to information of Panov’s relatives, at present he is on treatment in the medical unit of the...
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23.03.2017

The figurant of the case of “Crimean saboteurs” Vladimir Dudka, was left in custody by the appellate “court”

Володимир Дудка “Sevastopol City Court” upheld the decision to extend the preventive punishment in the form of detention until 8 May, 2017 regarding Vladimir Dudka which is the figurant of the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs”. “Judge” Gennady Nikitin needed a minute to make an appropriate decision. This Crimean human rights group was informed by Dudka’s relatives. Vladimir Dudka was not taken...
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21.03.2017

In the colony of the Russian Federation, where Kostenko is being held, a conflict occurred: relatives are concerned about the fate of the Crimean

Александр Костенко In Russia, in the penal colony No. 5 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, which contains the Ukrainian political prisoner Alexander Kostenko, there was a conflict between the convicts that turned into a brawl involving 20 convicts on 19 March. According to the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Kirov region: “the employees of the duty shift stopped the illegal actions of the convicts and...
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21.03.2017

The FSS interrogates activists of the Ukrainian cultural centre of Crimea

As it became known to the Crimean human rights group, four activists of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre of Crimea were summoned for interrogation to the Crimean department of the FSS, in Simferopol, at 13 Franco Boulevard: Leonid Kuzmin, Mikhail Batrak, Galina Balaban and Alena Popova. On 21 March, 2017, the FSS investigator summoned Alena Popova, activist of the Ukrainian cultural centre for questioning. The rest of the activists have already...
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20.03.2017

Afghan citizen with Ukrainian citizenship is illegally kept in the detention centre of Crimea for half a year and they intend to extradite him to Iran

When entering Crimea, the FSS detained and illegally keeps for over 6 months a citizen of Ukraine of Afghan origin Kabir Mohammad, whom the Russian authorities want to extradite to Iran as an allegedly dangerous criminal which is wanted by Interpol for a long time. Crimean human rights group was informed about this by his wife Oksana Mohammad. According to Oksana, on September 14, 2016 at the Armyansk checkpoint Russian during the verification...
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20.03.2017

The second “judicial” meeting on the case of Ukrainian activist Balukh took place in Crimea

Володимир Балух, світлина з сайту hromadske.ua In Crimea, the Razdolnensky District Court continues to examine the case of Ukrainian resident Vladimir Balukh. He is accused of “illegal possession of weapons, their main parts, ammunition” (Article 222 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). During the regular hearing that took place today, on 20 March, witnesses who on 8 December 2016...
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17.03.2017

The wife of Vladimir Balukh reported that there are unknown people in the house in her absence

The wife of Ukrainian political prisoner Vladimir Balukh Natalia told the Crimean human rights group that during her absence things change their location in the house. Balukh added that yesterday, on 16 March, 2017, while she was in court on the case of her husband, things were again moved by someone. This morning, on 17 March, Natalia Balukh found a staircase on the street, attached to the very attic window on the roof of the house, where...
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02.03.2017

Crimean “court” left Vladimir Balukh in custody until 4 June

On 2 March, 2017, the judge of the Razdolnensky District Court, Maria Bedritskaya, extended the measure of restraint to Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh as being in custody until 4 June. Earlier the terms of detention were prolonged for a month for Ukrainian, but today the judge decided to extend it for three months. The gross violations of fundamental human rights and the procedural norms of the de facto Russian legislation in Crimea, as...
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01.03.2017

Zaytullaev, detained by the FSS when he was trying to get to Crimea, was fined by the “court” and released

The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) learned that today, on 9 March, 2017, the “Armenian City Court” heard the case of Seit-Ibrahim Zaytullayev, who was accused by the Russian special services of trying to “cross the border with Crimea from the Kherson region, bypassing the checkpoint”. Judge Tatiana Fedeneeva found the Crimean resident guilty according to part 1 of Article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian...
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27.02.2017

A scientist from Yalta was interrogated by the Federal Security Service of Russia about relations with Ukraine

Гурий Корнильев On 27 February, a scientist from Yalta Gury Kornilyev, who refused to receive a Russian passport in Crimea, spent two hours in the Federal Security Service of Russia in Simferopol. For the “conversation” at the border control of the Federal Security Service of Russia in Simferopol (Fedotov Street, 27) he was summoned by phone on 24 February, and in case of refusal for the “conversation” he...
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