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Ukrainian citizen Igor Movenko was beaten in Crimea and taken to the Federal Security Service of Russia

Игорь Мовенко

This morning, on 16 December 2016, in Sevastopol, the officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia came to the work of Igor Movenko and took him with them. Also, law enforcement officers seized Igor’s work computer. Valentina the wife of Igor Movenko reported about this to the Crimean human rights group.

“A few hours later, about 12 p.m. the security forces brought Igor to our home in handcuffs. The door was opened with a key, which was taken away from Igor, although I was at home. By that time I already knew that Igor was taken to the Federal Security Service as I was told about it by his co-workers on the phone. We were read the decision of the court to conduct a search, but the copy was not given to me. ”

Valentina Movenko informed CHRG that it was forbidden to communicate with her husband, but Igor had a chance to tell her that he was beaten, threatened to put to jail if he did not confess to extremism.

Valentina said that during the raid a laptop, hard drives from home computer, sim-cards, and packaging from the starter pack were seized. Igor’s mobile phone was also taken. The search was carried out by 7 people. Two witnesses were in the apartment during the search.

The Federal Security Service of Russia officers carried out filming in the apartment of Movenko. “They were very interested in the Ukrainian flags that we have in the apartment – said Valentina. ”FSS officers told me that Igor is taken to Sevastopol FSS, and if he does not recognize his guilt, the court will choose the measure – detention. And if he recognizes the guilt, he will get house arrest”- said Movenko.

Previously CHRG reported that on 7 September Movenko was beaten in Sevastopol for symbols of battalion “Azov” placed on the frame of his bicycle. The police and ambulance was called at the scene. Crimean citizen was hospitalized. Doctors diagnosed to Movenko open head injury, concussion, skull base fracture, a broken jaw, a closed fracture of the nasal bone contusion of the eyeball and other injuries.

Movenko attacker called himself as a police officer. However, the case for beating the Ukrainian citizen was not opened. Instead, on 22 September the Gagarin District Court of Sevastopol held a hearing at which the beaten Movenko was fined for 2000 rubles “for the distribution of Nazi symbols.”

Crimean citizen tried to get the police to open a case on the fact of his beating. He wrote an official letter to “The Investigative Committee”, “the prosecutor’s office” and “police” of Sevastopol. However, the case was never opened.



Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of WarOn 30 July, 2017 another action was held in Sevastopol calling to serve under the contract in the Russian army. The citizens of Sevastopol again were recruited for military service. At the so-called “point of selection for military service on a contract basis” they distributed booklets with agitation to serve in separate coastal defence brigade 126 and in landing ships brigade 197 of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Agitation was held in Sevastopol during the celebration of the day of the Navy on Nakhimov Square. According to the Crimea.Realii website, an exhibition of land military equipment was held on the same square; The exhibition included: a mobile coastal anti-ship missile system “Bastion” with a unified homing missile “Yakhont”, a mobile command and staff radio station, a floating wheeled armoured personnel carrier, an anti-aircraft missile system S-300 “Favorit” for the destruction of modern and prospective aircraft, a 122 mm missile-antiaircraft complex Grad, a multiple launch rocket system “Uragan”, an anti-aircraft missile system “Pantsir”, an air defence missile system “Osa”, a charging car, a self-propelled artillery “Gvozdika”. According to Russian media, the occupation authorities held a naval parade in the city, where military a demonstration fire was organized. The event began with the entrance of the three-masted sailing frigate “Khersones” to the Sevastopol Bay, at which students of the Ukrainian University (Kerch State Maritime Technological University) earlier had a maritime practice. According to local and Russian media, the training ship “Perekop”, missile cruiser “Moscow” and the diesel-electric submarine “Stary Oskol”, as well as the naval aviation Ka-27 helicopters and Su-30SM fighters, also took part in the military parade. Such actions of the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine, which was occupied by it, grossly violate international humanitarian law and are prohibited by international conventions. The Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) earlier recorded the holding of similar agitation events for military service in the Russian army in the occupied peninsula. We remind you that Article 51 of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War explicitly prohibits the invocation of an occupying power in the occupied territory. The head of the CHRG, Olga Skrypnik, noted that among other things the Convention prohibits propaganda of the military conscription in the occupied territories, including all the advertising posters, various “patriotic” events in schools and universities where people are called to go to the Russian army. Both contractual and regular service are under the ban. Photos of the mobile point of military drafting and promotional booklets were made on 30 July in Sevastopol.

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