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Open Letter to the European Union and NATO Officials Regarding the Anniversary of the Global Strategy for the European Union’s Foreign and Security Policy

Mr Donald Tusk President of the European Council Mr Antonio Tajani President of the European Parliament Mr Jean-Claude Junker President of the European Commission Ms Federica Mogherini High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission Mr Jens Stoltenberg Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization Mr Paolo Alli President of NATO Parliamentary Assembly 19...
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Ukrainian, whom the Russian media called a saboteur, was sentenced in Crimea for 3 years

Volodymir Prisich Vladimir Prisich, who was called a spy of Ukrainian intelligence in Crimea by Russian media in August 2016, on 18 May, 2017 was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The verdict was made by the judge of the Gagarinsky District Court of Sevastopol, Kryllo Pavel Valerievich. The criminal article on which the Kharkiv citizen was convicted has nothing to do with the “case of Ukrainian saboteurs”. At the same time, a video...
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The FSS persecutes Vinogradov family of Ukrainian activists in Crimea

Андрій Виноградов и Наталка Харченко, фото Фейсбук Today, on 29 May, in the FSS office in Crimea Ukrainian activist Natalia Kharchenko was questioned again; she is the wife of the activist of the Ukrainian Cultural Centre Andrei Vinogradov. This is the fourth interrogation since the search of the Vinogradovs’ house. Natalia’s lawyer Edem Sememlyaev told the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG)...
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In violation of international humanitarian law, 30 conscripts from Sevastopol were sent to serve in the Russian Federation

On 25 May for the first time since the beginning of the occupation of Crimea, meaningful sending of 30 conscripts for military service outside the peninsula to Russia took place in Sevastopol. About 400 residents of Sevastopol will be drafted into the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for the period of the spring draft campaign in 2017. This figure was announced by the “military commissar” of Sevastopol, Alexei Astakhov, at a...
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The Ukrainian citizen Baluch was kept in pre-detention centre for another 3 months on the request from the Crimean “court”

Владимир Балух Today, on 23 May, a court session was held in the Razdolnensky District Court, which examined the issue of extending the detention for Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh. “Judge” Maria Bedritskaya decided to extend the detention period to Vladimir Balukh until 4 September, 2017. The defence of the activist drew the court’s attention to the procedural violation – the court itself made a motion...
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The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation did not initiate criminal proceedings against the torture of Ukrainian citizen Panov

Ольга Динзе This was announced by Olga Dinze, the lawyer of the Ukrainian political prisoner Yevgeny Panov, who has been detained for more than six months in the pre-detention centre of Simferopol, during a press conference that was organized by the Crimean Human Rights Group. Olga Dinze said that her client was subjected to cruel torture, traces of which even now are visible on his body. “When I managed to meet with Eugene in...
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Figurant of the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs” Dudka was left in custody by Crimean “court

Володимир Дудка A court session was held in the “Supreme Court of Crimea” to consider the appeal against the preventive punishment in the form of detention of Vladimir Dudka. The lawyers under the agreement could not be present, and the court was notified in advance. Dudka, who was personally present in the courtroom, asked to postpone the meeting, but he was denied. The court-appointed defence lawyer was present at...
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The freedom of peaceful assembly was roughly violated on the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Deportation in Crimea

Автор фото: Антон Наумлюк This day has become another example of a systematic violation of fundamental human rights in Crimea. On the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar People, activists, journalists and CHRG documented numerous violations of freedom of peaceful assembly and expression on the peninsula. The de facto authorities used various ways to discourage peaceful assembly on that...
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In the Crimean “court” the investigation with regard to the complaint of Ukrainian citizen Yevgeny Panov’s defense against the investigator’s actions has been postponed

On May 15th, 2017 in the “Kiev District Court” in Simferopol a court hearing was scheduled to review the complaint subject to of Art. 125 of the Russian Federation Code of Criminal Procedure on the actions of the investigator related to the violation of the right of the person involved in the case of “Ukrainian saboteurs” Yevgeny Panov for protection. About this the Crimean Human Rights Group was informed by Mr....
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In the Russian colony the Ukrainian Kolomiets receives letters with a several months delay

The prisoner of the Kremlin, the Ukrainian Andrei Kolomiets, who is being held in the Russian colony, recently has received greeting cards with New Year congratulations from the officials: the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavel Klimkin. Also, the Ukrainian has received a letter from the representatives of the European Parliament. Most likely, the delay is due to the fact that the letters are severely...
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Human rights defenders have developed recommendations on the return of things seized during a search in Crimea

The Russian authorities constantly conduct searches in Crimea, during which they seize the belongings of people. First of all, this applies to computers and electronics. Usually the owners are not being explained regarding the grounds for the seizure of their belongings, their status and the place where these belongings are stored. Lawyers of the CHRG, on the basis of analysis of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation (which...
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The prisoner Lugin was transferred from Crimea to the RF immediately after complicated surgery, – his wife said

According to the information received from Irina Lugina, her husband was sent away from Crimea to Russia without medical support, even without removing his surgical sutures. After Andrei Lugin tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat, he got operated in Simferopol Municipal Hospital No.6. There he had stayed since April 26th till May 2nd. After that he was discharged and sent to infirmary of the Simferopol Remand Prison for further...
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