Statement by Zarema Bariieva. Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2019. WORKING SESSION7: Fundamental freedoms I, including: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, 19 September 2019.
The Verkhovna Rada Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denisova spoke about the prospects of yet another exchange of political prisoners between Ukraine and Russia. She believes that this can happen before the end of the year. She said this to "Breakfast with 1 + 1."
Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Solved Murder of Crimean Tatar Activist Reshat Ametov
The prosecutor’s office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea established that the abduction was committed by two members of the illegal armed group “Self-defense of Crimea” under the leadership of a former soldier of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. They have already faced allegations of having committed these crimes. This was reported in the press service of the office.
From 30 September to 4 October, in Strasburg, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will discuss human rights report concerning Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea. This is reported by Ukrinform.
Eskender Bariiev, Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Member of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, commented the release of Ukrainian hostages from the Russian Federation in his interview to the ATR TV channel, claiming that the return of Ukrainian political prisoners is a true victory of their relatives.
On Saturday, the 7th of September, at Kyiv's Boryspil airport, an airplane landed with 24 POWs as well as 11 political prisoners who were illegally detained in Russian prisons and pre-trial detention centers. All of the aforementioned prisoners were released as a part of an exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia. A video was posted on the website of the President’s Office on Facebook, in which 35 Ukrainian prisoners return home.
Crimean Tatar Resource Center Calls Ukraine to Join Indigenous Peoples Initiative to the UNSG Climate Summit
On Tuesday, 3 September at noon, in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center held a briefing, where the speakers called Ukrainian government to join officially the indigenous peoples initiative to the UNSG Climate Summit. Speakers explained why it is important for Ukraine to join this initiative and how it relates to the deterioration of ecology in the occupied Crimea.
On the first day of school in the occupied Crimea, children in fifth grade were taught about war and how young people fought in it. This wrote on his Facebook page First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Nariman Dzhelyal.
Political prisoner, the defendant of Sevastopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”, Ferat Sayfullaev, who is unlawfully sentenced to five years in a Russian prison, sent a letter, in which he thanks all activist for their attention and support. This is reported on Facebook page "Ukrainas atbalsta biedrība/Товариство підтримки України".
In the occupied Crimea, Russian law enforcement authorities initiated criminal proceedings against Oleh Zubkov, a rightful owner of the Taigan lion park and Kazka Zoo in Yalta, for failing to comply with a court decision to ban Walking to the Lions entertainment programme. This was reported by Crimea.Realities media agency via internet.