~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 209 illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, 126 of whom are Qırımtatarlar.

During the full-scale war, 3,135 Ukrainian citizens were returned to Ukraine, including 150 civilians.

In the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qırım), a 'court' has fined the independent Muslim community Eski Qırım 100,000 rubles. 

The so-called Kirovsky District Court of Crimea has fined the independent Muslim community Eski Qırım (Old Crimea) 100,000 rubles for storing books that Russians have declared 'forbidden'.

Crimean Solidarity reports.

These books were found in the mosque of Zubayr ibn al-Awwam, Old Crimea. It is a book with a collection of works Risale-i Nur, Munajat (Prayer). The Third Ray by Said Nursi and the book The System of Islam by Taqiuddin al-Nabhani.

It will be recalled that on February 29 this year, security forces came to the homes of four Crimean Tatars with searches. The 'court' detained one of them, Lenur Yakubov, for 14 days. He was found guilty of allegedly promoting and publicly displaying extremist symbols. 

Security forces also visited the homes of the imam of the independent Muslim community, Eski Qırım Izet Saifullin, community leader Idris Yurdamov and activist Shevket Kiiamov. Yurdamov was released, while Kiiamov was left at home after the raid. A report was drawn up against Saifullin on charges of violating missionary activity. After the report was written, he was released by the 'police department'.

Russians detain a man in Simferopol (Aqmescit) for allegedly collaborating with Ukrainian special services.

A man who allegedly collaborated with Ukrainian special services has been arrested in the temporarily occupied city of Simferopol. He is accused of attempting to assassinate representatives of the so-called Zaporizhzhia region administration.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reports.

The Russians claim that the man native of the Vinnytsia region allegedly received funds from the Ukrainian special services and tried to assassinate the so-called 'employees' of the occupation administration of the Zaporizhzhia region. 

Russian special services detained the man and completed the investigation. The 'suspect' is currently in custody. His whereabouts are unknown. 

Crimean Tatar activist Tofik Abdulhaziiev transferred from intensive care to the intensive care unit

Tofik Abdulhaziiev, sentenced to 12 years in prison in the Second Simferopol Group case, has been transferred from the intensive care of the Chelyabinsk prison hospital to the intensive care unit. 

The Crimean Solidarity reports this with reference to the prisoner's relatives. 

The political prisoner's wife says that Tofik Abdulhaziiev can hardly move and looks exhausted, having lost almost 40 kilos. Sometimes, his speech is slurred.

On March 30, the Russian ombudswoman for human rights in the Khabarovsk region visited the prisoner. She is awaiting the documents of his medical examination. A representative of the Public Oversight Commission, Vasyl Katane, is also due to visit him soon.

As reported, the first search of Tofik's house took place in May 2017. Two years later, in March 2019, he was arrested on charges of involvement in the political party Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia. At the same time, the organisation operates legally in Ukraine and other countries.

In May 2022, the Southern District Military Court of Rostov-on-Don sentenced Abdulhaziiev to 12 years in a maximum security colony. He will spend the first five years in prison. 

Five Crimean Tatars transferred to new places of detention

Five political prisoners of the Crimean Tatars have been transferred to new places to serve their sentences: civilian journalist Osman Arifmemetov, Rustem Sheikhaliiev, Ruslan Suleimanov, Enver Ametov and Zekir Muratov. 

Crimean Solidarity reports.

Other participants in his case, Rustem Sheikhaliiev, Ruslan Suleimanov and Enver Ametov, were also transferred to different cities along with Osman Arifmemetov. At first, they all arrived in Voronezh, then Ametov was sent to Lipetsk, and the others were sent to Samara.

Zekir Muratov was transferred from the Balashov prison, Saratov region, to the penal colony No. 5 in Nizhny Novgorod. 

All of them are accused of involvement in the political party Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is banned in Russia.

Crimean political prisoner Ruslan Zeitullaiev released from punishment cell after 40 days

The political prisoner Ruslan Zeitullaiev, sentenced to 15 years in prison, was released from the punishment cell in the high-security colony in Salavat, Republic of Bashkortostan. 

The convict's lawyer informed Crimean Solidarity.

According to the lawyer, Zeitullaiev spent about 40 days in the detention centre. He was released on March 31. The political prisoner does not complain about his health. 

On January 23, 2015, the houses of four Crimean Tatars in Sevastopol (Aqyar)  were searched. Security forces detained Nuri Primov, Ferat Sayfullaiev, Rustem Vaietov and Ruslan Zeitullaiev.

On September 7, 2016, Ruslan was sentenced to 7 years in prison. His sentence was about to expire, but in the summer of 2017, the court's decision was revised, and he was sentenced to 15 years in a maximum security colony. He is accused of being involved in the political party Hizb ut-Tahrir.