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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.

All negative environmental factors are caused by the military-economic activity in Crimea - UIMTU

The Ukrainian independent maritime trade union sent to the UN and other international organizations and bodies a statement “Environmental and Humanitarian Challenges in the Maritime Areas around Crimea”, which emphasizes that all negative environmental factors are caused by military-economic activities in Crimea. The press service of the department reported about this.

2 November 2020

Desalination of water in Crimea can lead to environmental disaster - expert

The so-called Head of the Department of water supply, sewerage and sanitary engineering of the Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Illia Nikolenko said that desalination of water in the occupied Crimea could lead to an environmental disaster, since the technology includes a large amount of saline waste that has not yet been figured out how to dispose of. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.

26 October 2020

Occupiers illegally paved a road in the reserve

The occupiers illegally paved a road on the territory of the Gurzuf section of the Yalta mountain-forest reserve, which caused significant damage, which amounted to more than 500 thousand rubles. The so-called Prosecutor's Office of the occupied Crimea opened a criminal case under Article 262 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The press service of the department reported about this.

7 October 2020

CTRC informed the UN about the influence of the irrational policy of the occupation authorities of the Russian Federation on the water balance of Crimea

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center has sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights a report on the influence of the irrational policy of the Russian occupation authorities on the water balance of Crimea. The document, in addition to the described numerous facts of violation of the water balance of the peninsula by the occupants, notes that in accordance with the Convention for the Protection of Civilian Population in Time of War of August 12, 1949, the provision of water to the population of the peninsula is fully related to the obligations of the occupying state - the Russian Federation.

16 September 2020

Analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea over August 2020 (presentation)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center presents an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea over August 2020. According to the organization, during the reporting period, Russian security forces conducted 5 searches, 9 arrests and 7 interrogations, interviews and “conversations”. The total number of arrests in August is 12, of which 11 are against representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people. 18 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded, 16 of which were against the Crimean Tatars. There are 11 known cases of violation of the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Also, 3 cases of transfer of political prisoners of Crimea were recorded. The CTRC report also contains information about the destruction of the Crimean ecosystem, about inadequate conditions of detention in pre-trial detention centers and prisons, about the violation of the rights of political prisoners and illegal military exercises in the occupied Crimea.

10 September 2020

Five rivers completely dried up in occupied Crimea - weather forecasters

Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that due to a long shortage of precipitation in the upper reaches of most of the main rivers, very low water levels were observed, and five rivers: Alma, Chorna, Kacha, Belbek and Tonas were completely dry. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.

1 September 2020

"Pink Lake" disappeared in the occupied Crimea

The occupants destroyed one of the sights of Crimea - "Pink Lake". The reason for such an ecological catastrophe is a sand quarry, which, in violation of all environmental standards, is built on the shore of Lake Sasyk-Sivash. This is reported by residents of Evpatoria via Facebook.

24 August 2020

Water supply will be limited in Simferopol and Bakhchisaray regions

The head of the State Unitary Enterprise “Water of Crimea” Vladimir Bazhenov on the air of the TV channel Crimea 24 said that from Monday, August 24, in the Simferopol and Bakhchisaray districts, water supply will be limited in three stages due to drought.

21 August 2020

Water reserves in the Chornorichensky reservoir will be enough until December 2020 - occupants

The department of municipal services of the so-called government of the occupied Sevastopol said that the volume of water in the Chornorichensky reservoir decreased by 5.7 million cubic meters. Thus, the water reserves will be sufficient until December 2020. This was reported by the RIA News Crimea media agency.

14 August 2020

Occupants want to spend more than 25 million rubles on artificial precipitation in Crimea

The so-called State Committee for Water Management and Land Reclamation of the occupied Crimea has announced a tender for experimental aerial work to artificially increase precipitation. The invaders are ready to spend more than 25 million rubles on this. This was reported via the website of Russian state purchases.

14 August 2020

“International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples”(video)

The Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Open Society Foundation held an international expert online discussion on the topic “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples as an instrument for protection the rights of indigenous peoples ”. At the event, representatives of the world's indigenous peoples spoke out in support of the Crimean Tatar people and stated the importance of consolidating and using UN mechanisms to realize their rights. Ukrainian experts stressed the need for legal regulation of the status of indigenous peoples in Ukraine.

10 August 2020

So-called court in Crimea fined a resident of the peninsula for pumping water from Salhir

The so-called court of the occupied Crimea fined a resident of the Nyzhniohirsk region 2,000 rubles for pumping water from the Salhir River. He used water resources to irrigate agricultural land without any permission. This was announced by the so-called head of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Crimea, Gennady Narayev, via his Facebook page.

7 August 2020

In the occupied Crimea, two rivers are on the verge of drying up

Forecasters from the occupied Crimea noted that very low water levels were observed in the upper reaches of most of the main rivers due to a prolonged shortage of precipitation, and the two rivers Alma and Chorna are on the verge of drying up. This is reported by the so-called Hydrometeorological Center of the annexed peninsula.

6 August 2020

An emergency regime was introduced in the village of the occupied Crimea due to water shortage

In the village of Myrne, Simferopol region, an emergency regime was introduced due to a shortage of water. The limitation of water supply affected about 500 individuals, they are supplied with water four times a day. Interfax media agency reported about this.

6 August 2020

Ecocide in Crimea: what to do? (video)

On Thursday, July 30, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine held the XIV session of the Crimean Discussion Club. As part of the webinar on the topic “The ecological crisis in the occupied Crimea in the context of the European security system” experts outlined the scale of the ecocide on the peninsula and worked out appropriate recommendations for the Ukrainian authorities.

30 July 2020