~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 189 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.

Illegally convicted Vadym Bektemirov is in a penal colony in St. Petersburg

Vadym Bektemirov, Master of Islamic Sciences and Arabic Philology, is in penal colony No. 6 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His family has had no contact with him for two months.

This was reported by the prisoner’s wife, Lemar Bektemirova, according to Crimean Solidarity.

Bektemirov's transfer from the Yelets prison in the Lipetsk region was announced on September 21. However, the letter from the head of the colony to which the prisoner was transferred reached his wife on November 20.

All the time, Bektemirova would send letters to the Russian colonies by e-mail and by the post of the Russian Federation. But Lemar Bektemirova never received a clear answer about her husband's whereabouts.

In 2022, Vadym Bektemirov was sentenced to 11 years in prison on trumped-up charges of 'terrorist activity'. The court later rejected an appeal against the sentence.

Farhad Soliyev and Server Aliyev disappeared in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol

The Russian FSS in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol (Aqyar) took Farhad Soliyev and Server Aliyev to an unknown destination. It happened on November 3. 

Crimean Solidarity cites Soliyev's mother Lenara Seidaliyeva, as saying this.

She was not informed about the opening of criminal cases against the men. There is also no information about Soliyev or Aliyev in the open court registers.

Volunteers from LizaAlert stopped the search, as the Russian Interior Ministry officials know the prisoners' whereabouts.

"My son is being held against his will by the FSS officers. I am afraid that illegal methods of investigation and torture will be used against my son. I fear not only for his health but also for his life," said Lenara Seidaliyeva.

Russian court extends arrest of members of the so-called 'first Dzhankoy group' in the Hizb ut-Tahrir case

The Rostov-on-Don court kept journalist Vilen Temerianov and activists Enver Krosh, Rynat Aliyev and Edem Bekirov in pre-trial detention until February 29, 2024. In addition, Seitiaha Abbozov was placed under house arrest.

Crimean Solidarity reports.

The next court hearing will be held on December 18. 

The prisoners were detained in August 2022 in the temporarily occupied Dzhankoy (Canköy). They were accused of involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation banned in Russia.

The primary evidence in the case is a conversation recorded in a mosque in Crimea (Qirim) in 2015. 

It will be recalled that on January 18, 2023, the occupation court in Crimea refused to release four Kremlin prisoners.

Civilian journalist Iryna Danylovych is being held in the Zelenkumsk colony in Russia in unsanitary conditions

The Kremlin's prisoner from the temporarily occupied Feodosia is being held in colony No. 7 of the Stavropol Territory in Russia in appalling conditions.

Her father, Bronislav Danylovych, told about it, QirimNews reports.

According to him, there are five taps in the penal colony for 200-400 people. There is no soap in the dining room, and people have to wear winter jackets because of the cold in the cells.

Iryna Danylovych is a citizen journalist and a nurse. The Russians detained her in April 2022. The so-called "courts" in the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qirim) sentenced Danylovych to seven years in prison. 

It will be recalled that while in detention, the woman developed ear pain and hearing problems. As a result, she lost hearing in her left ear. Later, it became known that Danilovich had suffered a stroke.

Oleksii Kyselov, illegally convicted in Russia, is allowed to receive two parcels a year in prison

The administration of the prison in the Vladimir region, where former Ukrainian Navy captain Kyselov is being illegally held, has allowed his family to receive only two parcels a year.

Crimean Solidarity reports.

This is due to the harshness of the prison regime and the detention conditions. Kyselov was imprisoned in Vladimir as part of the transfer on October 24.

Oleksii Kyselov is the former commander of the Slavutych ship. On July 22, 2022, Russians detained him in the temporarily occupied Henichesk and took him to Crimea (Qirim). The man was sentenced to 8.5 years for alleged "involvement" in the Noman Çelebicihan Battalion.

Earlier, Oleksii Kyselov reported torture and ill-treatment. They tried to force him to confess to 'leading a guerrilla movement'. In October 2022, Kyselov went on a hunger strike due to the absence of a medical examination for two months.

Illegally detained Aziz Akhtemov arrives at Yeniseisk prison in Russia

Kremlin prisoner Aziz Akhtemov has arrived at prison No. 2 in Yeniseisk, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russian Federation.

His wife, Adile Akhtemova, reported it, Crimean Solidarity informs.

The prisoner was transferred from the pre-trial detention centre in the temporarily occupied Simferopol (Aqmescit) on October 2. He arrived at the prison in Russia on November 10.

The man said the prison was warm, with cold and hot water, but they gave him pork for lunch. Crimean Tatars profess Islam, which prohibits eating pork, so Akhtemov skips meals.

"The journey was long and exhausting... In Chelyabinsk, we were given three days' worth of dry rations. All the food was pork. I had to eat only biscuits while travelling," Akhtemov wrote in a letter to his wife.

Aziz Akhtemov was detained along with his brother Asan and Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis Nariman Dzhelial in September 2021. They were accused of blowing up a gas pipeline in Perevalne. Later, Dzhelial and the Akhtemov brothers were charged with "smuggling explosives".

On September 21, 2022, the so-called court in Crimea (Qirim) sentenced Aziz Akhtemov to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of 500,000 Russian rubles (approximately 150,000 UAH — ed.).

Russians sentence Ukrainian marine Oleksandr Svynarchuk to life imprisonment

A so-called "court" in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region has sentenced Oleksandr Svynarchuk, a company commander of the 36th Separate Brigade, to life imprisonment. 

Press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation reports.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Svynarchuk disappeared in Mariupol on April 12, 2022.

He is accused of allegedly "killing" civilians in the temporarily occupied Mariupol. Svynarchuk will serve his sentence in a special regime penal colony.

It will be recalled that in early November 2023, a Russian court sentenced prisoners of war Oleksii Koval, Andrii Chumak and Valerii Fedorovych to 26 years imprisonment. Ihor Kleshchunov received a life sentence.

The Geneva Conventions of 1949 treat such 'trials' of prisoners of war as a crime.