During the period of occupation of Crimea, 241 people were prosecuted in criminal cases – CTRC

April 14, 2022

According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, during the period of the occupation of Crimea, 241 political prisoners and those prosecuted in criminal cases were recorded, 172 were representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. More detailed information about the prisoners of the Kremlin can be obtained from the clickable chart Victims of the occupation of Crimea, which is updated on a regular basis on the CTRC website.

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the invaders have continued to repress the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. During this period, activists of the Crimean Tatar national movement Nasrulla Seidaliiev, as well as Arsen Ibraimov and Rustem Huhurik, were detained, accused of participating in the Noman Çelebicihan Crimean Tatar Volunteer Battalion and the civil blockade of Crimea.

According to the CTRC, the number of political prisoners and persecuted by the occupying authorities is 241 people, 172 of them are representatives of the Crimean Tatar people. This category consists of 5 components depending on the status of the persecuted:

– sentenced and serve terms in colonies (84, 59 – Crimean Tatars);

– have restrictions or on probation (32, 18 – Crimean Tatars);

– in  detention facilities (43, 37 – Crimean Tatars);

– released (50, 32 – Crimean Tatars);

– persecuted (32, 26 – Crimean Tatars).