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Crimeans may be completely deprived of a free access to the global Internet

A new RF draft law – no 608767-7 – gives the Russian authorities a free hand to introduce an Internet comprehensive censorship system in Crimea. On February 12th, 2019, the RF State Duma members passed this bill in its first reading. The bill suggests that an autonomous intra-Russian segment of INTERNET should be created. For this purpose all Russian providers are supposed to be committed to install (at own expense) traffic control hardware...
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What evidence of unlawful conscription to the RF Armed Forces in Crimea has been presented to the International Criminal Court? (infographic)

For the period of occupation the RF has launched 7 army conscription campaigns for the Crimean residents. Drafting the occupied territory residents to the occupying power’s army constitutes a military crime, and the evidence of this crime has been sent to the International Military Court. The number of people drafted to the RF Armed Forces in Crimea since the start of occupation has totaled at least 12,094. And it increases year by year. If...
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How does Russia persecute for peaceful assemblies in the occupied Crimea (infographic)

The occupation authorities have made the restrictions on freedom of peaceful assemblies on the territory of the Crimean peninsula far severer, applying unlawfully the repressive Russian laws for this purpose. The Crimean Human Rights Group has analysed the decisions of the Crimean ‘courts’ for April 2014 – September 2018. For this period, 353 persons were held administratively liable, and 12 persons were indicted on criminal charges...
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Ukrainians are consistently deported from Crimea due to absence of RF passports – the study

After the occupation of Crimea the peninsula authorities de facto have been forcing local people to obtain a RF citizenship. Those Ukrainian residents who did not want or was not able to obtain the occupational power documents, are consistently fined and/or deported from Crimea. This information is proven by findings of the study carried by the Crimean Human Rights Group analysts. From the start of occupation to the end of June 2018, as...
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Legal analysis registration 6688

LEGAL ANALYSIS of the draft Law “On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on Countering Threats to National Security in Information Sector,” registration № 6688 Produced by the FreeNet Ukraine Coalition The draft Law “On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on Countering Threats to National Security in Information Sector,” registration # 6688, was registered by the MPs I.Vinnyk, D.Tymchuk and T.Chornovil on 12 July 2017. On 21 June 2018, it...
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Hate Speech in the Media Landscape of Crimea: research

The Crimean Human Rights Group and the Human Rights Information Centre present to your attention the Information and Analytical Report on the Spread of Hate Speech on the Territory of the Crimean Peninsula (March 2014 – July 2017) “Hate Speech in the Media Landscape of Crimea“. The authors of this research set out to document, systematize and demonstrate the scales of hate speech use in Crimea (using several time periods as an...
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Freedom of Religion and Beliefs in Crimea

The Crimean Human Rights Group present to your attention the analytical review on situation regarding Freedom of Religion and Beliefs in occupied Crimea (April 2014 – January 2018) “Freedom of Religion and Beliefs in Crimea”. 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 religion and beliefs on the...
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Medical Care Condition in Crimea Endangers Life of Prisoners

Medical care for the prisoners in Crimea is just deplorable. This conclusion has been made by the CHRG experts after assessing the information on the issue. The most vulnerable are those who have been tortured or are seriously ill. The issue is that competent professionals are almost unavailable in the detention places. And if a man is a victim of politically reasoned persecution, a probability of his/her transfer to an ordinary hospital for...
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Political criminal persecutions in Crimea – 55 people Imprisoned (infographics)

Right to liberty and personal security is one of fundamental human rights established by many international documents. The occupation of Crimea by Russia has resulted into curtailing rights and freedoms and launching political reasoned criminal persecution of Crimean residents. On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) has presented infographics on how many people were unlawfully deprived from...
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Draft law #7354 May Cause Unjustified Criminal Punishment of Crimean and Donbas Residents

The CHRG experts have reviewed draft law No 7354 and explained its principal risks and threats. On December 5 2017 Draft Law of Ukraine ‘On amending certain legal documents of Ukraine (on criminal accountability for denying the fact of military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine)’ # 7354, was registered at the Parliament of Ukraine. The bill was drafted by MPs of Narodny Front Group: Mr Anton Herashchenko, Mr Andriy...
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Human rights in Crimea militarization context

The Crimean Human Rights Group presents to your attention the Situation with Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol City Adverse Impact of Russian Militarization Information and Analytical Report (April 2014 – May...
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The sentence to Ahtem Chiygoz brutally violates the European Convention on Human Rights

On September 11, 2017 the “Supreme Court” of Crimea handed down a prison sentence of eight years to one of the Crimean Tatar leaders, the citizen of Ukraine Ahtem Chiygoz. The sentence imposed on Akhtem Chiigoz is a logical continuation of the policy of repressions, which the occupation authorities followed when considering the “case of 26 February”. ...
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