Russia illegally detains ~25,000 Kremlin prisoners

Russia illegally detains ~25,000 Kremlin prisoners

According to the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, this is the number of civilians abducted by the Russian Federation.

During the full-scale invasion, the National Police began investigating the enforced disappearance of 8,800 people. Russian Children's Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova claims Russia has illegally abducted over 700,000 children from Ukraine.

The Media Initiative for Human Rights has identified about a hundred places where abducted civilians are held.

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Qırım confirms 182 illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, 60% of whom are Qırımtatarlar.

During the full-scale war, 2,576 Ukrainian citizens were returned to Ukraine, including 144 civilians.

In the temporarily occupied Henichesk, Russian security forces detained a man who allegedly participated in Qirim's water and energy blockade.

He is accused of being a member of the Qirimtatar battalion named after Noman Çelebicihan.

This was reported by the so-called Investigative Committee of the temporarily occupied Kherson region.

The report did not specify who exactly was detained, but it is likely to be Nariman Abliazov. This is evidenced by the footage of the detention from the 'Nariman' hotel. The phone number and website of the hotel, which can be seen in the video, indicate that the hotel is located on Druzhba Narodiv Street. The hotel is registered at this address in the name of Nariman Abliazov and his wife. The man is also a member of the Henichesk Meclisi. 

Russian security forces claim that Abliazov allegedly "recruited" new members of the battalion and provided free materials and funds to equip its base in the Kherson region, which was allegedly used to "blockade" the peninsula.

The man faces up to 15 years in prison.

"The 'Supreme Court' of the temporarily occupied Donetsk region sentenced Ukrainian prisoners of war to more than 20 years in prison

The so-called "court" in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region has sentenced Vitalii Prokopchuk and Maksym Ovcharenko to 25 and 22 years in prison.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported this.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Prokopchuk disappeared on April 9, 2022, and Ovcharenko disappeared on May 17, 2022.

The military defended Mariupol. The Russians call Ovcharenko a gunner of the 74th separate reconnaissance battalion, and they refer to Prokopchuk as a senior reconnaissance operator of the 36th separate marine brigade.

The search for prisoners of war partially confirms this information.

Physician and private entrepreneur Ihor Kirianenko, who is in Russian custody, needs immediate medical care

Kremlin prisoner Ihor Kirianenko is in critical condition.

This was reported by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets.

Kirianenko suffered a coronary artery attack, which led to him losing consciousness. He developed limb cyanosis and severe swelling. The man's chronic illnesses worsened.

The doctor was detained five years ago in the temporarily occupied Donetsk. In 2020, Kirianenko was accused of having pro-Ukrainian views and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment.

According to the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, he is currently held in Makiivka's strict regime penal colony No. 32.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman Liudmyla Denysova reported on the prisoner's condition. By 2021, Kirianenko suffered from heart failure and had difficulty with chronic diseases, including kidney disease, diabetes mellitus and secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Oleh Prykhodko complains about his health and asks for an exchange

Crimean political prisoner Oleh Prykhodko complains about his health and asks for an exchange. He is denied medical care. 

This was reported to Suspilne Krym by his daughter, Natalia Prykhodko (Shvetsova).

"I will not survive. My health is simply gone. I will not come out of there alive," the political prisoner told his daughter.

The FSS detained the man in October 2019 and convicted him for allegedly preparing a terrorist attack on the administration of the Qirim city Saq, as well as the bombing of the Russian Consulate General in Lviv. Only classified witnesses testified in the case against Prykhodko, allegedly confirming that they had heard Prykhodko's plans to commit a terrorist attack.

In March 2021, a Rostov court sentenced him to five years in prison and transferred him to Vladimir in Russia. In 2022, Prykhodko was taken to an unknown destination.

In January 2023, his sentence was extended for another month.

According to the prisoner's daughter, he is in penal colony No. 2 in the Krasnodar Territory, Russian Federation. A new case is being trumped up against him on unknown charges, and he is denied a lawyer.

Asan Yanikov, sentenced to 15 years, is transferred to a prison in the Vladimir region of Russia

The political prisoner from Aqmescit is being transferred from the Novocherkassk detention centre to the Vladimir region.

This was reported by Yanikov's sister, Fatimi Yanikova, in a comment to Crimean Solidarity.

Yanikov was arrested during mass searches of Qırımtatarlar on the peninsula on March 27, 2019. Prior to his arrest, Yanikov had protested against persecution on ethnic and religious grounds.

He was accused of involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation, which Russia has recognised as a terrorist and sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony.

The legislation of Ukraine and other countries does not prohibit this political organisation.