~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 Qırım confirms 186 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.

Ukrainian journalist and volunteer from Nova Kakhovka alludes to torture by Russians in his letters 

62-year-old volunteer and journalist from the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka Serhii Tsypiha is being held in Simferopol's Detention Centre No. 2 and reports torture.

His wife Olena told about this in a commentary to Suspilne Krym. 

Tsypiha has been illegally imprisoned in the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qirim) for a year and a half. On October 6, he was illegally sentenced to 13 years in prison. His wife is sure this is virtually a life sentence for the 62-year-old man.

Her lawyers and she are preparing an appeal. "Of course, we are not giving up; we continue to fight for Serhii. We are filing an appeal. We do not know how much this appeal will help Serhii, and it is impossible to predict," Olena said.

She adds that her husband writes about his condition in the detention centre, and in letters and poems, he sends encrypted messages about the abuse he is being subjected to. 

"I received one such letter, and it contained an acrostic poem. It was about imprisonment, and the first line was the letter 'i,' so there was this phrase: 'indignities, torture, indignities.' So we can conclude from all this what abuse they suffer there," the wife explains.

Oleksandr Tarasov, a former prisoner of the Kremlin who was imprisoned with Tsypiha, confirms this. "The conditions of detention were very harsh; even though we tried to hold on, we were morally destroyed. We were tortured, beaten with stun guns, and forced to raise our arms high. If we raised our arms wrong, if we stood wrong, if we raised our heads, we were beaten with a stun gun. So the conditions were harsh; we were tortured every day," Tarasov says.

Kremlin prisoner from Novooleksiivka Rustem Huhurik was transferred to Russia without the necessary pills 

The illegally imprisoned Qırımtatarlar Rustem Huhurik was transferred to the Vladimir region of the Russian Federation without pills — he has a heart condition and constant shortness of breath. 

The political prisoner's wife, Viktoria, said this in a comment to Suspilne Krym. 

When Huhurik was held in Simferopol (Aqmescit)'s Detention Centre No. 2, he had shortness of breath every day. 

"It must have been too 'good' there that he had it every day. He was not given any medicine. He said they would bring him a pill, one or two a day, and he stretched it to several. And when he was already being transferred, no one transferred from that Detention Centre was given a pill. He just left without anything," Viktoriia comments.

On March 27,  2022, the FSS detained Rustem Huhurik in Chonhar. The Qırımtatarlar worked as a taxi driver and drove people from the Kherson region there. In 2016, he received a notice banning him from travelling to the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qirim) until 2021. 

Rustem was arrested for allegedly "participating in the Noman Çelebicihan volunteer battalion"; in October 2022, the occupation court sentenced him to 8.5 years. 

The ex-commander of the Slavutych ship was illegally sentenced to 8.5 years and transferred to Russia 

Oleksii Kyselov, a former first-rank captain of the Ukrainian Navy and former ex-commander of the Slavutych ship, was transferred to the Vladimir region of the Russian Federation. They had broken his arm before that. 

His son Artem reported this in a comment to Suspilne Krym. 

Artem notes that the family knows only that Kyselov was transferred to the Vladimir region, and before that, he was in Krasnodar in Russia. 

"We don't know very much. The Russian Red Cross cannot confirm that he is in captivity and has been sentenced, although he was a representative of the Red Cross at the time of his capture," he said.

Artem adds that Oleksii was held in the basement before the transfer, and his arms were broken. Earlier, Oleksii Kyselov also reported torture and abuse — everything to force him to confess that he is "the leader of a guerrilla movement." In October 2022, Kyselov even started a hunger strike due to the absence of a medical examination for two months. 

Oleksii Kyselov was captured by Russian security forces on July 22, 2022 in the temporarily occupied city of Henichesk and taken to the peninsula. He is accused of allegedly "participating in the Noman Çelebicihan battalion" and the naval blockade of Crimea (Qirim). The founder of the battalion, Lenur İslâmov, denies Kyselov's participation in the battalion.

Kremlin prisoner Ruslan Asanov was forced to undergo a psychiatric examination 

Kremlin political prisoner Ruslan Asanov was forcibly sent to a psychiatric hospital in the temporarily occupied Simferopol (Aqmescit) for an examination. 

His wife, Zera Mustafaieva, reported this in a comment to the Crimean Solidarity movement. 

"I learned from Refat Yunus' lawyer that my husband was transferred to the hospital for examination. He came to visit Ruslan in Detention Centre No. 2, but he was not there," Zera Mustafaieva said.

On August 24, 2023, Russian security forces broke into the homes of six Crimean Tartars — Seidamet Mustafaiev, Eldar Yakubov, Abdulmedzhyt Seitumerov, Ruslan Asanov, Ametkhan Umerov and Remzi Nimetulaiev.

On the same day, court hearings were held in the occupation Kyiv District Court — Ametkhan Umerov, Remzi Nimetulaiev, and Ruslan Asanov were illegally imprisoned until the end of October 2023. 

Illegally imprisoned civilian journalist Iryna Danylovych is not given any medication sent by her relatives 

Kremlin prisoner Iryna Danylovych is not given any medicines by the occupation authorities, which are sent to her by relatives. The International Committee of the Red Cross has begun to review an appeal sent six months ago about the failure to provide the activist with medical care. 

The Human Rights Initiative Tribunal. Crimean Episode reports this. 

According to Iryna's father, Bronislav Danylovych, the colony conducts formal checks to make it seem that the prisoners receive medical care. However, human rights activists claim that Iryna has been in a dangerous condition for nine months without any help. 

"There is a clear imitation of treatment. No one is doing anything about it. The colony's employees are engaged in looting, rudeness, and lawlessness," said Bronislav Danylovych.

It will be recalled that in the colony, Danylyovych lost hearing in her left ear. The journalist was sentenced to 7 years for allegedly "possessing explosives" on December 28, 2022. 

Russians illegally sentenced the Ukrainian serviceman to 14 years in a high-security colony 

In the temporarily occupied Luhansk, Russians illegally sentenced Ukrainian soldier Dmytro Shatilov to 14 years for allegedly "shelling a residential building." 

The Russian Telegram channel Sledkom reports this. 

Russians claim that Dmytro Shatilov served in the 81st separate airmobile brigade. He is accused of allegedly "cruel treatment of civilians and intentional damage to property" in the temporarily occupied Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region. 

Shatilov was taken into captivity in September 2022. The website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine also contains information that Dmytro Shatilov went missing on June 29, 2022, in the Zaporizhzhia region.