Occupiers do everything to put pressure on people as much as possible – Bariiev

January 27, 2022

The head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, the head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Foreign Affairs of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariiev, in an interview with UA: Crimea, spoke about the trends in human rights violations in the occupied Crimea in 2021.

The expert noted that the occupants continue the practice of detaining activists near the building of the so-called courts and detention centers. Russian security forces hold people who just came to support their compatriots for several hours.

“That is, in this way we see that when we talk about trends, about approaches, today the occupiers are doing everything to put pressure on people who are active as much as possible. After all, they detain those who simply come to court, or simply come to the temporary detention center to meet a person. The number of such arrests has grown significantly compared to last year”,- he explained.

We remind you that the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea for 2021. According to the organization, during the reporting period, Russian security forces conducted 53 searches, 366 arrests/detentions, and 366 interrogations, interviews, and conversations. The total number of arrests for 2021 is 210: 25 new arrests, 40 administrative arrests, 118 extensions of detention, 28 sentences. There were 478 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial, 135 to the healthcare access. Also, 37 cases of transferring of political prisoners of Crimea were recorded. Fines were issued 140 times.