Analysis of human rights violations in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia Regions (presentation)
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions as of May 31, 2022. According to the organization, during the full-scale war, 147 arrests, 21 searches, 7 arrests, 21 murders were recorded. In the report, we also drew attention to such cases as: interrogations and torture, illegal appointment of the occupying authorities, violation of the right to peaceful assembly and identified other offenses.
On Friday, December 11, activists of the international movement for the de-occupation of Crimea and solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people #LIBERATECRIMEA held an online presentation of the campaign “MP, help the prisoners of the Kremlin!”. The event was joined by the former political prisoners, MPs of Ukraine, representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, human rights defenders, activists and journalists.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea over January 2021. According to the organization, during the reporting period, 3 searches, 127 arrests / detentions, 5 cases of interrogations, interviews and conversations were recorded. The total number of arrests in January is 20.8 - against representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. 42 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded. There are 9 known cases of violation of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Also, 13 cases of transportation of political prisoners of Crimea were recorded.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea over 2020. According to the monitoring data, during the reporting period, 52 searches were recorded on the peninsula, 280 cases of arrests, 92 cases of interrogations, interviews and conversations, 252 arrests: 47 - new arrests, 16 - sentences, 189 - extensions of detention for political prisoners of Crimea. In addition, it is known about 424 cases of violations of the right to a fair trial, 138 - to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and 77 cases of transferring political prisoners from Crimea. Also, the CTRC report contains information on systemic cases of vandalism, violation of religious rights, inadequate conditions of detention in pre-trial detention centers and prisons, violation of the rights of political prisoners and illegal military exercises in the occupied Crimea.
On Monday, January 11, at a meeting of the operational headquarters on the problems of water supply in Crimea, the so-called head of the Yalta administration, Yanina Pavlenko, said that they plan to use another well on the peninsula for water production, which will provide an additional 100 cubic meters of water.
In the occupied Crimea, near the Yalta mountain-forest reserve, trees are being cut down for laying a gas pipeline. According to the Zapovedny Krym establishment, the trees are being demolished outside the reserve. The press service of the department reported.
The occupants were forced to stop pumping water from the lake in the Inkerman quarry, since there were no reserves left there. The water intake facilities on the shore of the lake have already been dismantled and removed.
Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that due to a long shortage of precipitation in December 2020, most of the mudflow rivers of Alushta, Sudak and Feodosia continue to dry up. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an exhibition of posters of the international movement for the de-occupation of Crimea and solidarity with the Crimean Tatar people #LIBERATECRIMEA on resistance to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
In Armyansk and Yañı Qapı of the occupied Crimea, atmospheric air pollution was recorded according to five indicators. This wass reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.
The CTRC provided information to the UN Special Rapporteur on the impact of the irrational policy of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center prepared and sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Dr. David Boyd, a report on The impact of the irrational policy of the occupation power of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea.
On Friday, November 13, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine held the 16th session of the Crimean Discussion Club on the topic Legal Environment of the Occupied Crimea. As part of the event, experts systematized and outlined the scale of the legal mechanisms of the occupation power of Crimea in the field of human rights, and also discussed the international obligations of the Russian Federation regarding the peninsula in the legal sphere. Based on the discussion, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center will develop appropriate recommendations for the Ukrainian authorities.
In Crimea, there is a reduction in the area of the water surface for virtually all large reservoirs - CTRC (video)
On Friday, November 20, employees and experts of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented the results of monitoring the water resources of the occupied Crimea according to satellite communications. According to the study, the peninsula is experiencing a reduction in the area of the water surface for virtually all large bodies of water. The average reduction in the area of the water surface from 2015 to 2020 is 32%: reservoirs - 43%, lakes - 25%.
Environmental air monitoring studies were carried out near the administrative border with the occupied Crimea, in Chaplynka and Kalanchak districts. According to the results, an excess of both the maximum one-time and the average daily maximum permissible concentration of a number of substances was found. This is reported by the Main Directorate of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection in the Kherson region.
In an interview with Krym Realii, Eskender Bariiev, Сhairman of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CTRC) and member of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, stated that the challenges of the militarization of Crimea by Russia are dangerous both for the indigenous peoples of Crimea and for various natural systems of the region. Bariiev noted that the CTRC continues to pay close attention to this problem.
In the areas of the Yalta Bay and the Kerch Strait of the occupied Crimea, sea pollution was recorded. On the coast of the peninsula, the excess of MPC for oil products and organochlorine pesticides was found. This is reported by the so-called "Hydrometeorological Center" of the annexed peninsula.
In the village of Zelenohirske in the Bilohirsk District, the main source of water supply has completely dried up, and there are no other sources there. This was announced by Maxim Novik, director of the Simferopol branch of the Water of Crimea enterprise, at a meeting of the operational headquarters on water supply problems.