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18 January 2021

Occupants came to the house of the wife of political prisoner Omerov

The Russian police came to the wife of political prisoner Riza Omerov, who had previously been sentenced to 13 years in prison. They wanted to interrogate the woman because of a solitary picket in support of her husband. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity public association.

18 January 2021

Declaration should appear after the summit of the "Crimean Platform" - Zhovkva

Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Igor Zhovkva said that the Crimean Platform summit will take place on August 23, 2021, after which a declaration should appear, as well as a coordinated international toolkit for the de-occupation of Crimea and the protection of the rights of Ukrainians in Crimea. This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.

18 January 2021

Invaders rejected an appeal in the so-called case of Ruslan Bekirov

The Southern District Military Court dismissed the defense's appeal in the so-called case of Ruslan Bekirov, who was accused of perjury. The meeting was held without the participation of a lawyer by agreement and his client. This was reported by the Crimean Solidarity publica association.

18 January 2021

In occupied Crimea, 348 new cases of coronavirus were recorded

As of the morning of January 18, 348 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. In total, 38,178 cases of infection have been known since the beginning of the year.

15 January 2021

CTRC presented an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea in 2020 (video)

On Friday, January 15, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center presented an online 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 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.

15 January 2021

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

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.

15 January 2021

Human rights violations in Crimea 2020: trends and dynamics

2020 was a year of continuing repression and persecution of the inhabitants of the occupied Crimea. Although the dynamics of persecution, in particular of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people, remains unchanged, certain features of a tendentious nature can be identified this year.

14 January 2021

There are no facts of ethnic tension in Crimea - Soltanovsky

Ivan Soltanovsky, Russia's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe, denied Kyiv's statement on the situation with national minorities in the occupied Crimea, saying that there are no facts of ethnic tension on the peninsula. This was reported by the Russian media agency TASS.

14 January 2021

The new decision of the ECHR refutes the thesis of Russian propaganda about the so-called expression of will in a referendum - Babin

Expert of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Borys Babin stressed that the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Ukraine v. Russia refutes the thesis of Russian propaganda about the so-called expression of the will of the Crimeans in the referendum and proves that Crimea has been under the control of the Russian Federation since February 27, 2014.

14 January 2021

Political prisoner Ivan Yatskin rejected a complaint to extend his arrest

On Thursday, January 14, the First Court of Appeal of General Jurisdiction rejected an appeal against the order to extend the measure of restraint for political prisoner Ivan Yatskin, who is accused of alleged high treason in the form of espionage. He will remain in jail until February 16, 2021. Lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported about it via his Facebook page.

14 January 2021

Systemic family persecution arises in the occupied Crimea - Bariiev

The Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, a member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Eskender Bariiev, on the air of the UA:Crimea TV channel, commenting on the sentences to the defendants in the so-called Bilohirsk Hizb ut-Tahrir case and the son-in-law of one of them.

14 January 2021

ECHR ruled on human rights violations in the occupied Crimea

On Thursday, January 14, the European Court of Human Rights issued a decision in the case Ukraine v. Russia, which concerns systematic violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea. The ECHR declared admissible the complaint of Kyiv. This was reported via the website of the ECHR.

14 January 2021

460 new cases of coronavirus recorded in occupied Crimea

As of the morning of January 14, 460 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. In total, since the beginning of the year, 36,579 cases of infection are known.

14 January 2021

The Russian Federation continues the policy of persecution of the Crimean Tatars - Tarasiuk in the Council of Europe

Ukraine's Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe Borys Tarasyuk condemned the verdict of the defendants in the so-called Bilohirsk Hizb ut-Tahrir case who were imprisoned for a term of 13 to 18 years and noted that the Russian Federation continues its policy of persecuting Crimean Tatars and suppresses any signs of dissent in the occupied Crimea. The press service of the department reported about this.