Persecution and discrimination against women in the occupied Crimea
After the occupation of Crimea by Russia in 2014, hundreds of activists have fallen under repression for their civic position. First of all, there were only men. However, the Russian authorities did not stop and began to infringe on the rights of the female half of the population of the peninsula.
The occupants no longer look at the floor. Hundreds of women and girls have faced harassment and discrimination.
The most vulnerable group on the peninsula are the families of the Kremlin's political prisoners, who were left without male support:
The persecution of Crimean activists has become a negative trend. Since 2014, the CTRC has recorded the following violations of women's rights:
18 home searches:
journalists Lilia Budzhurova, Anna Andriievska, Natalia Kokorina, Elmaz Abduveliieva
Photographer Leniiara Abibullaieva
ex-director of the ATR TV channel Elzara Isliamova (2 times)
bloggers Elina Mamedova, Nazife Seitumerova, Hulsum Aliieva
the teacher of the Crimean Tatar language Lenara Mustafaieva
activists Nadzhiie Kaidanova, Larysa Kytaiska, Halyna Baloban, Natalia Kharchenko, Zarema Kulametova, Olha Pavlenko, Ludovica Papadopolu
3 attempts to prosecute:
poetess Aliie Kendzhaliieva
blogger Olena Mamedova
activist Hulsum Aliieva
2 arrests in absentia:
journalist Hulsum Khalilova
daughter of a political prisoner Eleonora Bekirova
21 administrative cases in relation to:
relatives of political prisoners Venera Mustafayeva, Sevilia Omerova, Zora Emiruseinova, Emine Abdulhaniieva, Zelikha Abkhairova, Muniver Keliamova, Marharyta Dzhapparova, Fatma Ismailova, Aisha Asanova, Elvina Useinova, Fera Abdulaieva
activists Zarema Kulametova, Rianna Kulametova, Larysa Kurashkina, Sanie Ametova, Zeynep Aidogan, Valentyna Matveieva, Tetiana Stepina, Yana Yaroslav, Lutfiie Zudiieva and Mumine Saliieva
1 enforced disappearance:
mother of many children Abibe Reshatova
2 cases of pressure on lawyers:
In addition, 12 women died during the occupation:
victims of the Kerch terrorist attack Anastasiia Baklanova, Svitlana Baklanova, Kseniia Boldina, Victoriia Demchuk, Anna Zhuravliova, Nazmiie Ibrahimova, Alina Kerova, Larysa Kudriatsova, Liudmyla Ustenko, Daria Cheherest
We see that women in Crimea are subjected to violation of their rights and psychological pressure by the occupation authorities.
We demand from Russia to fulfill its international obligations and end discrimination against women and illegal persecution of all residents of Crimea.