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

Russia uses ‘foreign agents’ law to...

November 5, 2018

Views 52 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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The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar...

November 3, 2018

Views 284 The Kiev District Court of Simferopol dismissed the criminal case of a Crimean Tatar activist Marlen Mustafayev, who had been accused of inciting hatred or hostility because of a Facebook post with Hizb ut-Tahrir symbolism, an organization that is prohibited in Russia. OVD-Info writes about it.

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The court dismissed the case of a Crimean Tatar activist accused of extremism for posting a video on a social network
Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecution of lawyers and human rights defenders in the occupied Crimea

Crimean Solidarity: statement against persecuti...

November 2, 2018

Views 47 On October 27, 2018 representatives of Crimean occupying authorities stormed a meeting of the Crimean Solidarity. Officers of the Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement served the defenders and lawyers of Kremlin’s political prisoners notices warning them against violating anti-extremism law as well as the law on gatherings, rallies, demonstrations, processions and pickets.

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Russia launches new attack on Crimean Solidarit...

October 28, 2018

Views 1,870 Russian enforcement officers have carried out a second raid on a meeting of the human rights initiative Crimean Solidarity, with the actions of the masked men this time evidently aimed at instilling fear among all those present.  Two Crimean Tatar lawyers Lilya Hemedzhy and Edem Semedlayev were issued ‘warnings’, as was civic activist

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Russia launches new attack on Crimean Solidarity & lawyers defending political prisoners
The security forces handed warnings to the coordinator of the Crimean Solidarity and two lawyers

The security forces handed warnings to the coor...

October 27, 2018

Views 165 The lawyers Eden Semedlyaev, Lilia Gemeji, as well as the coordinator of the public association Crimean Solidarity, Dilyavera Memetov, were released after the visit of Russian security forces to a meeting on October 27. At the same time, everyone was handed warnings on prevention of any violation of legislation in the field of

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In Crimea, a visit from the Center “E&#82...

October 27, 2018

Views 84 On the 27th of October at a Crimean Solidarity meeting in Simferopol, law enforcement officers showed up. Several masked people were filming this on camera. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov has posted a message about this on his Facebook page. The same information has been confirmed by a correspondent from “Crimea. Realities”.

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In Crimea, a visit from the Center “E” to a “Crimean Solidarity” meeting has been reported
Oleg Sentsov’s will was published during his hunger strike

Oleg Sentsov’s will was published during ...

October 26, 2018

Views 67 The film director’s sister, Natalya Kaplan, has released a will drawn up by her brother during his hunger strike in a Russian penal colony. The text of the will and a photo of the original were published by Gromadske. Sentsov specifically writes that in the event of his death that he bequeaths the rights

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Central European University plans to move to Vi...

October 26, 2018

Views 35 A university founded by the philanthropist George Soros has announced it has been forced out of Hungary by the government of Viktor Orbán. Central European University, which teaches in English, has gained a reputation as one of the best universities in central and eastern Europe since it was founded in the early 1990s. CEU’s

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Central European University plans to move to Vienna next year after moves against it by Hungarian government
Russian Foreign Minister says Sakharov Prize is a “politicized decision”

Russian Foreign Minister says Sakharov Prize is...

October 25, 2018

Views 64 The Russian Foreign Minister commented on the awarding of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted for terrorism in Russia. The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova called it a “politicized decision.” “I personally don’t know the criteria and motives behind this decision,”

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The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Pr...

October 25, 2018

Views 36 The European Parliament Committee awarded the Sakharov Human Rights Award “For Freedom of Thought” to Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. This is being reported by RBC, with a reference to the press service of the parliament. “For his courage and determination, putting his own life in danger, film director Oleg Sentsov has become

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The European Parliament awarded the Sakharov Prize to Oleg Sentsov
Sentsov won the Polish prize called Pro Dignitate Humana

Sentsov won the Polish prize called Pro Dignita...

October 23, 2018

Views 111 Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, won the Polish prize Pro Dignitate Humana. This was announced on October 23 by the Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputovich, during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.

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The court in Crimea left the defendants of the ...

October 23, 2018

Views 657 The Kremlin’s Supreme Court, controlled by the Kremlin, dismissed an appeal by lawyers to extend the preventive measure to the defendants in the “Vedzhie Kashka case” Kazim Ametov, Bekir Degermendzhi, Ruslan Trubach and Asan Chapukh, Krym. Realii reports with reference to its own correspondent.

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The court in Crimea left the defendants of the ” Vedzhie Kashka case” under arrest

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