~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.

The illegally convicted Qirimli artist Bohdan Ziza is temporarily held in the Perm colony in the Russian Federation

The illegally convicted Qirimli artist Bohdan Ziza is temporarily held in colony No. 29 in Perm in the Russian Federation. 

The Solidarity Zone reports, according to his friend, who received letters from the 29th colony.

After the appeal, Ziza was sent to the detention centre in Novocherkassk. He has already been to Volgograd, Saratov, Kazan and Izhevsk. The prisoner's detention does not end in Perm. He is to be sent to prison, where he will serve the first four years of his "sentence".

During all this time, Ziza's family and friends did not know about his whereabouts.

It will be recalled that Bohdan Ziza poured yellow and blue paint on the building of the temporary occupation administration of Kezlev (Yevpatoria) on May 16, 2022.

On June 6, a Russian court sentenced him to 15 years in prison on charges of "terrorism".

Since the end of June, there has been almost no communication with the Kremlin prisoner.

Russian Federal Security Service kidnaps resident of Novooleksiivka in Kherson region

Russian special services have kidnapped a resident of Novooleksiivka in the Kherson region and accuse him of allegedly being involved in the Crimean Tatar battalion named after Noman Çelebicihan.

The Russian propaganda media outlet TASS reported this.

"... took an active part in the activities of the [battalion], which ... aimed, in addition to the food, energy and water blockade of Crimea ... and also fight ... for the return of the peninsula to Ukraine," Russian special services report.

The Russian Federal Security Service does not name the illegally detained man, but the Genichesk.ua media outlet claims that it could be Khalil Kurtamet. 

Before the occupation, the man was engaged in car maintenance and repair in Novooleksiivka and also headed the local religious community Islam.

It will be recalled that the Russians kidnapped his son, Abaz Kurtamet, in July 2022. The so-called court sentenced him to seven years in prison on trumped-up charges of "financing an illegal armed group".

Russian court adds 4.5 years to Kremlin prisoner Oleh Prykhodko's sentence

The court has added 4.5 years to the sentence of Oleh Prykhodko, illegally detained in Crimea (Qirim).

His daughter Natalia Shevtsova reported this in a comment to Suspilne.

The man was accused of allegedly "justifying terrorism" and "public calls for an aggressive war". In total, Prykhodko was sentenced to 9.5 years in prison.

The hearing took place on November 8. Prykhodko is currently being held in the Vladimir Central Prison, so he was connected to the hearing via video link.

Shevtsova said that the Kremlin's prisoner "will not leave the prison alive". Prykhodko is constantly being sent to a punishment cell. In September this year, the man requested an exchange due to his health condition.

"He is constantly sent to the punishment cell for seven days or three days, and when he is released, he is sent to the punishment cell again for 15 days. He is being tortured, they just want to kill him... He's being pressured, threatened: they say they will do something with us (the prisoner's family — ed.)," said Prykhodko's daughter.

Prison staff do not provide the man with medical care or take away parcels, and part of the money that is transferred to Prykhodko.

It will be recalled that in March 2021, a Rostov court sentenced Qirimli activist Oleh Prykhodko to five years in prison and transferred him to Vladimir in Russia.  

Illegally convicted Vadym Bektemirov was transferred from Yelets prison to another colony in Russia

Vadym Bektemirov was transferred from the Lipetsk region to the Russian Federation, but his family does not know where he is now.

The Crimean Solidarity reports, according to his wife, Lemara Bektemirova. 

The family has not heard from him for over a month.

His cellmate informed the family about Bektemirov's transfer via the prison's Zonatelecom connection. The Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation refuses to disclose the prisoner's new location.

"I've written many emails to high-security penal colonies across Russia, hoping to find him by myself. But some colonies do not respond, some do not have working emails, others say that they do not have such a person," Lemara Bektemirova said.

It will be recalled that 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 this sentence.

Kremlin prisoner Lenur Seidamatov underwent surgery in the prison hospital

Lenur Seidametov, illegally convicted in the Russian Federation, underwent surgery on his spine. He still needs surgery on his knee joint. 

The Crimean Solidarity reports, according to his wife, Adzhyra Seidametova.

The man had been waiting for hospitalisation for a month and a half. By phone, Seidametov told his wife that the operation lasted 15 minutes and "went well".

Now, the prisoner is in the ward. He cannot sit or stand for a long time. He is given painkillers but is not informed of the results of the tests, the duration of treatment or whether his knee joint will be operated on.

On November 2, the prisoner was taken to the hospital of the colony in Lipetsk region. He informed his wife about his health problems and complained of hearing loss in one ear.

It will be recalled that on March 22, 2022, the Southern District Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced Seidametov to 13 years in a strict regime colony for alleged involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation, which is banned in Russia.

In January 2023, the Crimean Tatar was transferred from the Novocherkassk detention centre to a Yelets prison in the Lipetsk region.