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Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable organizations” law marks a new level of repression

Russia: First criminal case under “undesirable ...

January 25, 2019

Views 106 The Russian authorities have for the first time used the repressive “undesirable organizations” law to open a criminal case against human rights defender Anastasia Shevchenko, exposing her to the risk of a six-year prison term, Amnesty International said.

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Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react

November 30, 2018

Views 11,501 On November 25, the Ukrainian ships “Berdyansk,” “Nikopol” and “Yany Kapu,” en route from Odessa to Mariupol through the Kerch Strait, were detained by officers of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. During the detention, Russian border guards used life-threatening violence. As a result, the coast guard boat of the Russian

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Azov Sea Conflict: what happened and how to react
First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case opened in Crimea

First ‘non-reporting’ criminal case...

November 26, 2018

Views 162 The first criminal case involving failure to report a crime (art. 205.6 of the Criminal Code) has been opened in Crimea, The news was reported by Novaya Gazeta, citing the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.

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Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering R...

November 25, 2018

Views 1,590 Ukrainian journalist Alena Savchuk has been banned from entering Russia for 10 years. This was told to her by Russian border guards at the Novoalekseevka checkpoint when she tried to drive into annexed Crimea from Kherson.

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Journalist Alena Savchuk banned from entering Russia for 10 years
The presentation of the report “Crimea: Chronology of Pressure” was held in Nuremberg

The presentation of the report “Crimea: Chronol...

November 24, 2018

Views 1,050 On November 22 in Nuremberg, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, SOLIDARUS NGO presented a report on the persecution of residents of occupied Crimea: Members of the “Mejlis” organization, the situation with prisoners and the violation of religious freedom and the freedom of national minorities.

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Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due...

November 20, 2018

Views 427 French director Jean-Luc Godard refused an invitation to visit Russia because of the Oleg Sentsov case. “Medusa” writes about this. With the permission of Godard, the Society of French Film Directors issued a letter that the director wrote to Dmitry Ozerkov, the Head of the Modern Art Department at the Hermitage. In the

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Jean-Luc Godard has refused to go to Russia due to the Oleg Sentsov case
FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) conducted mass searches of Crimea’s “Jehovah’s Witnesses” members

FSB (Federal Security Service of Russia) conduc...

November 16, 2018

Views 632 In the city of Dzhankoy, located in northern Crimea, FSB officers searched members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, an organization that is currently banned in Russia. According to the TV channel Vesti-Crimea, searches were carried out at 30 different addresses. Later, “Novaya Gazeta” reporter in Crimea, Anton Naumlyuk, clarified that searches at only five addresses

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US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimea...

November 16, 2018

Views 113 Andriy Sushko, a Ukrainian turncoat now working for the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea has been added to the United States’ sanctions list for his role in the abduction and savage torture of Rinat Paralamov in September 2017.  Sushko is just one of the people whom human rights groups have identified as candidates

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US places savage Russian FSB torturer of Crimean Tatar activist on sanctions list
The EU will not cooperate with self-proclaimed “representative offices of Crimea”

The EU will not cooperate with self-proclaimed ...

November 15, 2018

Views 620 The European Union does not recognize the “self-proclaimed representative offices” of annexed Crimea by Russia, the spokesman for the EU Delegation in Ukraine, David Stulik, stated on November 14, commenting on reports in the Russian media that the representation of the annexed Crimea in the European Union will begin next year.

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The Crimea Issue in the Information Spaces of G...

November 7, 2018

Views 203 On November 25, the conference “Human Rights in Crimea: a view from Germany”will be held in Kyiv. Representatives of Ukrainian, Russian, German human rights organizations, journalists and politicians of the Ukrainian and European level will discuss the situation and prospects of popularizing the topic of occupied Crimea and Ukraine in the European Union

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The Crimea Issue in the Information Spaces of Germany: Status, Risks and Prospects for Ukraine
New corrupt players in Russia’s destruction of historic Crimean Tatar Khan’s Palace in occupied Crimea

New corrupt players in Russia’s destruction of ...

November 7, 2018

Views 112 A St. Petersburg company has won a tender for Russia’s so-called ‘restoration work’ of the 16th century Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai, which, under other contractors has already caused irreparable damage  to a site of immense importance to Crimean Tatars. The ‘Meander’ Company is currently winning a suspicious number of high-cost tenders for supposedly

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Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to...

November 5, 2018

Views 100 The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned an exorbitant fine imposed on the independent news outlet The New Times. A Moscow court on October 26 ordered the outlet to pay 22.3 million rubles (US$338,000) for failing to provide financial information under Russia’s “foreign agents” law and ordered the outlet’s editor-in-chief Yevgenia Albats to

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Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to hit independent outlet with massive fine

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