In 2019, the occupation courts of Crimea and courts on the territory of the Russian Federation issued 33 verdicts against political prisoners of Crimea in criminal “cases”, usually politically motivated. According to experts of the CTRC, these decisions are illegal, politically motivated and criminal. This is stated in the analysis of human rights violations in Crimea for 2019 of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.
On Friday, January 24, the FSB of the Russian Federation announced the detention of a Crimean man who allegedly assembled caches with ammunition and explosives in Crimea. In relation to the detainee, criminal cases have been instituted under Part 2 of Article 222, Part 2 of Article 222.1 of the Criminal Code (illegal acquisition, storage, transportation of explosives and ammunition committed by a group of individuals in a preliminary conspiracy).
In 2019, 194 cases of interrogations, interviews, and “conversations” were recorded in occupied Crimea - CTRC
In 2019, in the occupied Crimea, 194 cases of interrogations, inteviews and “conversations” were recorded, 127 of which were related to representatives of the Crimean Tatar people. The number of these violations exceeds the indicator of 2018 by 42 cases. Then 152 cases were recorded. In 2017, 340 cases of interrogations, interviews, and “conversations” were known. This is stated in the analysis of human rights violations in Crimea for 2019 of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center.
The so-called “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” defendant Rustem Sheykhaliev does not receive healthcare in a mental ward - lawyer
The so-called second Simferopol “Hizb ut-Tahrir case” defendant Rustem Sheykhaliev fell sick in a mental ward: he had unstable blood pressure and severe nausea, but no one provided him with necessary healthcare. The aforementioned was reported by Crimean solidarity group.
The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine: “Ban on journalist Taras Ibrahimov's entry into occupied Crimea is a part of the repressive mechanism of the Russian Federation”
The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine condemns Russia's ban on journalist Taras Ibrahimov's entry into the occupied Crimea and calls on its international partners to step up pressure on Russia to release prisoners of Crimean Tatar civil journalists. About it reports the chairman of NUJU Serhii Tomilenko reports about it via his Facebook page.
Released, but not free: the first so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants Primov and Vaitov will leave Russian prisons
On Wednesday, January 22, the first individuals involved in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case, Nuri Primov and Rustem Vaitov, were released, but they will face eight years of administrative supervision. The wife of the political prisoner Vaitov told the Crimean Tatar Resource Center that her husband was waiting for a long medical rehabilitation, since his health was significantly aggravated.
The arrested resident of Simferopol, Ivan Yatskin, is being denied healthcare access in the Russian pre-trial detention center - lawyer
The arrested resident of Simferopol, Ivan Yatskin, who is accused of high treason in the form of espionage, suffers from a number of diseases, but he is not provided with medical assistance in the Russian pre-trial detention center. This was reported by lawyer Nikolai Polozov via his Facebook page.
After the occupation of Crimea, the Russian Federation began mass detentions and arrests on the peninsula. Most of these cases were directed against dissent and anyone who disagrees with Russia's illegal actions on the peninsula. The number of people deprived of their liberty in politically-motivated cases continues to grow every year. According to the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, in 2019, 43 people were taken into custody, 39 of whom were the representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people.
Ukrainian Volodymyr Yakymenko under physical and psychological pressure in the Russian pre-trial detention center – spouse
The Ukrainian convict in the Russian Federation, Volodymyr Iakymenko, who is being held in a colony in the Saratov region, is constantly under physical and psychological pressure from the chief prosecutor of the Saratov region and the investigator of the city of Pugachevo. The Crimean Tatar Resource Center was informed about this by his wife Aliona, adding that the political prisoner was worried about severe headaches.
The Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariiev, outlined that he did not rule out a new prisoner exchange in 2020, and the release of political prosoners from Crimea is possible only in a few cases, one of which is the de-occupation of Crimea. He reported this via his Facebook page.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center submitted a report to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous peoples on the topic “The Right to Land in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.
President of Ukraine will be presented with a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine
In Kyiv, a working meeting of the leadership of the Representative Office of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea with the representatives of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, delegates of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People and public organizations was held. At the meeting, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis Eskender Bariiev said that in the near future the CTRC and the Mejlis will present a draft national action plan for the protection of indigenous peoples of Ukraine to the President of Ukraine.
On October 26, 2019 in Alushta, Suyunov Arsen Kazimovych disappeared. He left the house and did not return. For more than two months, the whereabouts of the man remains unknown. According to his relatives, Arsen was a construction worker, on the day of disappearance he did not have any documents with him. Anyone who has any information regarding Arsen Suyunov, are urged to call +79788670051.
The so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Ayder Dzhepparov has a tumor on the lower jaw, which passes into the larynx. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Human Rights Commissioner Liudmyla Denisova appealed to the Russian Ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova with a request to conduct a full medical examination and provide necessary healthcare to the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Ayder Dzhepparov. This was reported by Denisova via her Facebook account.
The sister of Denys Kashuk, who was arrested for two months on suspicion of “possession of explosives and ammunition”, believes he is being blackmailed, his wife and child are being threatened. The aforementioned was reported by the Crimea.Realities media agency.
The so-called Yalta Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendants - Vadim Siruk, Emir-Huseyn Kuku and Muslim Aliev - were placed in a special unit. The reasons for the tightening of the detention regime are unknown. This is stated in a letter from the political prisoner Siruk to his wife, Crimean Solidarity reports.
The so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Rustem Emiruseinov’s health has detriorated. The political prisoner complains of constant headaches and also has serious problems with his teeth. The Crimean Tatar Resource Center was informed about this by his wife Alie.
On Monday, January 13, Russian border guards at the Kalanchak checkpoint detained Gulsum Alieva, the daughter of the political prisoner Muslim Aliev. Her mother Nadzhie Adzhi-Mamutova (Alieva) was also detained, but the woman was released after the so-called conversation, while Gulsum was taken to the so-called police department of the city of Armyansk. The aforementioned was reported by Crimean Solidarity group.
The so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case defendant Eskender Abdulhaniev was denied medical assistance for 10 days – lawyer
On Thursday, January 9, during a court hearing on the so-called Krasnogvardeyskoye Hizb ut-Tahrir case, lawyer Lilya Gemedzhi said that for 10 days political prisoner Eskender Abdulhaniev suffered from a toothache, and the only thing done in the detention center was the tooth removal. This was reported by the Crimean solidarity media group.
Three Defendants in Krasnogvardeyskoye "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" Are Transported to the Russian Federation
On Thursday, January 9, the Southern District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don held a court hearing in the Krasnogvardeyskoye “Hizb ut-Tahrir case”, during which the officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service received orders to transfer defendants to the mainland Russia in the nearest future because the next hearing is scheduled on January 20, 2019 in Rostov-on-Don. This was reported to The Crimean Tatar Resource Center by the spouse of Rustem Emiruseinov Alie.