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Crimea: Release elderly Crimean Tatar locked up for holding up a placard

Russia must immediately release a 76-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who has been detained for holding a placard in support of persecuted Crimean Tatars, Amnesty International said today. Server Karametov, a Crimean Tatar, was last night sentenced to 10 days’ “administrative detention” for picketing in support of prisoner of conscience Akhtem Choygoz and others outside the Supreme Court of Crimea operating under control of the de-facto authorities in the occupied region’s capital Simferopol.

Date:
10 August 2017
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Ukraine: 76-year old Crimea Tatar protester in detention: Server Karametov

76-year old Crimean Tatar Server Karametov was arrested on 8 August by the de facto authorities in Crimea while engaging in a peaceful protest and sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention on charges of resisting police. He is a prisoner of conscience, with Parkinson’s disease, who must be immediately and unconditionally released.

Date:
10 August 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/6923/2017
  • Campaigns
  • Ukraine
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Ukraine: Further information: Crimean rights defender to appear in court: Emir-Usein Kuku

The pre-trial investigation into the case of Crimean Tatar human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku, falsely accused of membership in an alleged terrorist organisation in Crimea, has now concluded. Emir-Usein Kuku’s case will now be heard before a military court, in Russia. His family’s harassment has stopped for now.

Date:
3 August 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/6873/2017
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  • Ukraine
  • Unlawful Detention

Ukraine: Further information: De-facto authorities deny holding journalist: Stanislav Aseev

Stanislav Aseev, a freelance journalist, has been missing in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) in eastern Ukraine since 2 June. The pro-Russian separatist authorities in Donetsk deny having any information regarding his whereabouts but Amnesty International has heard from a confidential source that he is under the custody of the de-facto “Ministry of State Security”.

Date:
12 July 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/6725/2017
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  • Ukraine
  • Prisoners of Conscience

Ukraine: Russian-backed separatists ‘sentence’ prominent academic in sham trial

The de facto authorities of the self-proclaimed, Russian-backed “Donetsk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine have convicted a retired university professor after unfair and absurd proceedings, Amnesty International said today. The organization named the academic, Ihor Kozlovsky, 63, a prisoner of conscience after the unofficial military court yesterday “sentenced” him to two years and eight months behind bars on trumped-up charges of weapons possession.

Date:
4 May 2017
  • Research
  • Ukraine
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Ukraine: Rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in the international blind spot in Crimea

Three years after the peninsula’s unlawful annexation by Russia in March 2014, the human rights situation in Crimea is worsening fast. It is exacerbated by the absence of any effective international monitoring mechanism with access to the peninsula, which has emboldened the Russian and the de facto authorities in Crimea to persevere in their relentless campaign against all vestiges of dissent. Ensuring effective international human rights monitoring in Crimea, including agreeing on the practicalities for a relevant mechanism’s unobstructed access to Crimea, should be a priority for the international community.

Date:
17 March 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5886/2017
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  • Ukraine
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Ukraine: The human rights situation in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, both the Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatist forces have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law and gross violations of international human rights law. Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017).

Date:
28 February 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5795/2017
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  • Ukraine
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Ukraine: Disclose whereabouts of missing activists: Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko

Artists and activists Seroe Fioletovoe and Viktoriya Miroshnichenko have been missing since 31 January after entering the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DNR) in Ukraine to perform a pacifist public action. The de facto authorities are refusing to acknowledge their detention and there are serious concerns about their safety.

Date:
10 February 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5658/2017
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  • Unlawful Detention

Ukraine: Put an End to Impunity for Detention-Related Abuses in the Context of the Armed Conflict in Ukraine

Impunity for detention-related abuses in the context of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine continues by both Ukraine’s government and on Russia-backed separatists in Donbass. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reiterate their call on both parties to put an end to this deplorable situation, stop all arbitrary and secret detentions and ill-treatment of detainees and ensure accountability for those responsible.

Date:
25 January 2017
Ref:
EUR 50/5558/2017
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Crimea: In the dark - the silencing of dissent

The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, said Amnesty International in a report published today. In the Dark: The silencing of dissent looks at the repressive tactics employed by the Russian authorities against the Crimean Tartar community and other dissenting voices in the two and a half years they have been in control the Crimean peninsula.

Date:
15 December 2016