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Memorial Human Rights Centre: Crimean Tatar activist Nariman Memedeminov is a political prisoner

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In 2013 Nariman Memedeminov, a citizen of Ukraine, posted reports on the web about events organised in Crimea by Hizb ut-Tahrir, an organisation at that time legal in Ukraine, but banned in the Russian Federation. The FSB has charged Nariman Memedeminov, a resident of Crimea, with publishing on YouTube, between February 2013 and March 2014, videos containing “public incitement to terrorism, including statements intended to engage other persons in the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami” - an organisation designated as terrorist in Russia in 2003.

Dozens Of Crimean Tatars Fined Over Protests On Russian-Controlled Peninsula

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Refat Chubarov, chairman of the Mejlis

Courts in Russia-controlled Crimea on December 18 fined dozens of Crimean Tatars over single-person demonstrations, in a move which Amnesty International called "a brazen crackdown." The Crimean Tatars staged the demonstrations in October to protest pressure imposed on practicing Muslims by the Moscow-installed authorities.

Russia's FSB Detains Six Crimean Tatars Accused Of Being Hizb ut-Tahrir Members

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Activists in Russian-controlled Crimea say six Crimean Tatars have been detained on suspicion of extremism in what the activists and the Ukrainian government say is part of a discriminatory campaign targeting members of the Muslim group.

Memorial recognizes Evgeny Kim, convicted for reading the works of Said Nursi, as a political prisoner

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Evgeny Kim, a resident of Blagoveshchensk, has become the latest person to be jailed for belonging to the mythical organization “Nudzhular.” He was sentenced to three years nine months in a general-regime prison colony under Article 282.2, Section 1, of the Russian Criminal Code (organization of the activity of a banned organization) and Article 282, Section 1 (actions, directed at incitement of hatred or hostility).

Crimean Tatar activist jailed for video posted 7 years ago in new wave of repression

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Remzi Bekirov has been jailed for three days in an escalating offensive against Crimean Tatars who actively report on repression in Russian-occupied Crimea.  It is doubtless intentional that the pretext should have been a social network post from long before Russia’s annexation of Crimea and on a VKontakte page that he had long deleted.

Russian FSB officers illegally detain Ukrainian human rights monitors near Crimea

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Olha Skrypnyk, Coordinator of the Crimean Human Rights Group and her colleague Volodymyr Chekryhin have finally been freed after being unwarrantedly detained for several hours by Russia’s FSB while in the buffer zone near Kalanchak.  The activists were driving, together with a representative of the Ombudsperson’s Office, to the Ukrainian checkpoint near the border between mainland Ukraine and occupied Crimea.

Stop the persecution of human rights lawyers in occupied Crimea!

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The violent attack against lawyers carrying out their professional duties and defending rights of Ukrainian citizens in the occupied peninsula has been expanding during last two days.

Crimea: In the dark - the silencing of dissent

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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.

What the Banning of Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis Means

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In the two years since Russia illegally annexed Crimea, Crimean Tatars have faced the brunt of the de facto authorities’ brutality. On April 15, Crimea’s so-called prosecutor, Natalia Poklonskaya, banned the Mejlis, Crimean Tatars’ representative body in Crimea, labelling it “an extremist organization.” Following the prosecutor’s move, Crimea's Supreme Court banned the Mejlis on April 26.

Journalist Facing Separatism Charges in Crimea

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Russian security services in Crimea have opened a criminal case into a journalist from Ukrainian news service Radio Svoboda on charges of inciting separatism, the TASS news agency reported Tuesday.

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