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The lawyer of Vladimir Balukh reported about the deterioration of the health of his client

Today, on 23 June, the lawyer of Vladimir Balukh, who is the political prisoner of Ukraine, met with him in the prison of Simferopol. The lawyer told the Crimean human rights group that during the meeting he drew attention to the signs that indicate deterioration in the health of his client. Balukh himself does not complaint, but his appearance doubt on the normal state of his health. The lawyer of the Ukrainian stated that he will...
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Human rights defenders told the UN Secretary General about the problems of Crimeans

On 9 July in Kiev, there was a meeting of UN Secretary General António Guterres with representatives of human rights and public organizations. The head of the Crimean Human Rights Group, Olga Skrypnik, took part in the meeting. Human rights defenders and activists informed the Secretary-General about many problems in the field of human rights, most of which were the result of the occupation of Crimea and the aggression of the Russian...
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People in Crimea are being persecuted by court for their religious beliefs

Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) records facts of harassment and persecution of believers in the occupied by the Russian Federation Crimea On the Crimean website of de facto authorities “Justice of the Peace of the Republic of Crimea” there is information about 6 decisions on administrative cases in 2017 for religious activities in Crimea under Part 3 of Article 5.26 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation...
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Heat, unsanitary conditions and diseases – relatives of political prisoners told about inhuman conditions in the pre-detention centre of Simferopol

Світлина ілюстративна In the detention cell, which contains a citizen of Ukraine Vladimir Balukh, there are 20 more people with him, but the camera is designed for 16 places, and there are not enough beds for everyone. According to relatives, prisoners have to sleep in turns. The size of the camera is 42 square meters (6 x 7). The standard of sanitary area in the cell for one person is set at 4 square meters.  At this time,...
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Several dozen people who went to protest were detained in Crimea

Administrative protocols were made regarding two activists who tried to organize the picket;  written “explanations” were taken from the rest. On 26 June, 2017 in Simferopol, Russian-controlled police officers detained several dozen Crimeans who came to Lenin Square to oppose the “nationalization” of the Salyut children’s camp. The Crimeans did not take out the posters that they brought with them, since the...
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People were summoned to the police in Dzhankoy because of the fact of laying flowers on the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars

Five Crimeans were summoned to the police department of Dzhankoy to give explanations of the events on 18 May, 2017. One of the activists told the Crimean human rights group the details of communication with the police. A resident of Dzhankoy, Ruslan Kurtseitov, told the CHRG that he had already visited the police station on 20 June on this occasion. The activist said that in the police department he gave explanations about laying flowers at...
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Ukrainian activist had to leave Crimea urgently because of the persecution of the FSS

Ukrainian activist Natalya Kharchenko had to leave Crimea yesterday, on 20 June, 2017, because of the persecution of the FSS. As Natalia informed the Crimean Human Rights Group, today, in relation to her in Simferopol, where the woman lived with her young children and parents, the FSS officers plan to open a criminal case. She came to Kiev with almost no belongings, leaving her children temporarily to her parents. The Crimean human rights group...
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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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Crimean “court” does not give the opportunity to Chiygoz to say goodbye to his dying mother

Ahtem Chiygoz, Photo15minut.org On 15 June, 2017 during a regular court session in the “Supreme Court of Crimea” the defence of Akhtem Chiygoz, again stated a petition for his meeting with a dying mother. The lawyer of Ahtem Chiygoza reported that the condition of his client’s mother health became worse. “Every day counts” – Polozov wrote in Facebook. “Prosecutor Anastasia Supryaga objects. She says it...
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The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation promoted service in the army in Crimea in violation of the Geneva Convention (photo)

On 12 June in Sevastopol and Simferopol there were large-scale actions “Military service contract – Your choice! » Similar actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine that was occupied by Russian Federation grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The information regarding the events is posted on the official website of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian...
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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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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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