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05.08.2017

I do not want children of Ukraine to reproach me of having collapsed – Vladimir Balukh

The final statement of Mr Vladimir Balukh, Ukrainian, at Razdolnensky District Court. The activist addressed all Ukrainians who are concern about the fate of the country....
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31.07.2017

Crimean citizens are recruited into the Russian army in violation of the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

On 30-th 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...
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31.07.2017

“Razdolnensky Court” ordered officers of the FSS to appear as witnesses in the Balukh case

On 31 July, 2017, a regular meeting was held in the Razdolnensky District Court regarding the Ukrainian activist Vladimir Balukh. Balukh told the “court” that his house had been kept under surveillance for a long time, and during the search the police forbade him to move around the house. Baluch was not in the attic where ammunition was found since 1997. After questioning the defendant, the court refused to re-interrogate witnesses...
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26.07.2017

Crimean Stogniy called ‘saboteur’ by Russian Mass Media sentenced to 3.5 years

The Ukrainian was sentenced not for espionage and sabotage that he had been initially accused of by the FSB. Mr Aleksye Stogniy, citizen of Ukraine, was sentenced by ‘Kieyvsky District Court of Simferopol City’ controlled by the Kremlin to three years and six months on July 17 2017. The session was held in camera. According to the information the Crimean Human Rights Group has, the Sevastopoler was sentenced under Article 222.1 of RF CC...
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16.07.2017

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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10.07.2017

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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07.07.2017

New details regarding inhuman conditions of detention in the Simferopol jail

Фото сайта ФСИН The Crimean human rights group became aware of new facts of inhuman and degrading treatment of people in the Crimean pre-detention centre. Lawyer Aleksei Ladin, who is currently defending journalist from Alushta Aleksey Nazimov, who is a member of the Human Rights Contact Group of Emir-Usain Kuku and other Crimean political prisoners, told about the conditions of detention of his clients. According to Ladin, the...
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04.07.2017

“Ukrainian saboteurs” left in the jail of Simferopol until 8 September, 2017

Sevastopol citizens Vladimir Dudka, Dmitry Shtyblikov and Alexei Bessarabov who are accused in the preparation of “sabotage” in Crimea, “the Kiev District Court” of Simferopol extended the arrest for another two months, until 8 September. Detained in November last year, citizens of Ukraine for 8 months are behind the bars. The new regulation on custody of Crimeans was issued by a “judge” Alexei Tihopa today...
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04.07.2017

Children from temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine receive Ukrainian passports without registration

Residents of the temporarily occupied territories of the Lugansk, Donetsk regions and Crimea, as well as temporarily displaced persons when issuing passports, if they are not in the register of voters, the migration service employees do not enter the place of registration of their permanent residence in the passport data. This problem is most often faced by Ukrainians aged 14-16, who for the first time receive passports of Ukrainian...
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03.07.2017

Political prisoner Emir-Usain Kuku is groundlessly refused to meet relatives

Світлини родини Куку у Фейсбук A political prisoner, a citizen of Ukraine Emir-Usein Kuku, who has been in the Simferopol jail for more than a year, has never received permission to visit relatives. Although the wife of the activist Meriem Kuku many times applied with a written statement asking for a date with her husband. In written refusals, FSS investigator Makhnev S.V. refers to Article 18 FL RF of 15 July, 1995 N...
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28.06.2017

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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26.06.2017

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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