~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.

The ZMINA Human Rights Centre has found that at least 21 prisoners require urgent medical care and may die unless they receive it. 

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 one hundred places where abducted civilians are held.

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Qırım) confirms 204 illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, 123 of whom are Qırımtatarlar.

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

In the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qırım), a man was arrested for 12 days for signing "Glory to Ukraine" in the occupation passport

A resident of the temporarily occupied Crimea was arrested for 12 days for signing "Glory to Ukraine" in his Russian passport.

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reported.

The man wrote a pro-Ukrainian slogan instead of his personal signature and had a similar signature in other documents,

the statement reads.

The Mission also receives applications from Ukrainian citizens who want to leave the temporarily occupied peninsula due to excessive pressure in the occupation and total propaganda of the Russian Federation.

The Mission publishes instructions on how to leave the temporarily occupied Crimea.

Crimean political prisoner Mustafaiev's religious literature and medicines were illegally seized

The "Court of Appeal" considered Kremlin prisoner Server Mustafaiev's complaint about violating his rights during his stay in Detention Centre No. 1.

Lawyer Lilia Hemedzhi commented on this to Crimean Solidarity.

In the Russian Detention Centre No. 1, Mustafaiev was not allowed to speak Crimean Tatar during calls, the prisoner did not get food following the law, and his personal belongings were removed. All this became the basis for filing a lawsuit against the detention centre.

The court of first instance and the appeal did not recognise any violations. Now, Lilia Hemedzhi plans to appeal to the Court of Cassation. The decision has now entered into force.

Russian Investigative Committee opens criminal case against lawyer Illia Novikov, who defended Kremlin prisoners

A criminal case has been opened in Russia against Illia Novikov, a lawyer who defended Kremlin prisoners in court over alleged military fakes.

The Russian propaganda outlet TASS reports, citing Russian law enforcement agencies.

Novikov was detained after he spoke out about the Russian army's involvement in the killing of civilians in Bucha in an interview on a YouTube channel.

The examination also found that Novikov's statements contained a motive of political hatred and enmity, particularly towards representatives of Russia's highest governing bodies,

the source told TASS.

In October 2023, a treason case was opened against him. Novikov allegedly left Russia and joined the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces. 

Lawyer Illia Novikov was born in Russia but has lived in Ukraine since 2021. Having obtained citizenship, he also has the status of a lawyer here.

My practice in Russia stopped on February 24. On February 24, I wrote off all my cases. I shall not appear in Russia shortly,

the human rights activist said.

Since 2017, the Crimean Solidarity civic initiative has recorded 15 cases of open pressure on lawyers by the occupiers on the Ukrainian peninsula because of their professional activities.