~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 190 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 Russian Court of Appeal upholds the sentence of journalist Ernes Ametov, who was previously illegally convicted to 11 years

A court in Russia upheld the sentence of illegally detained journalist Ernes Ametov. He was previously sentenced to 11 years in prison.

According to Eleonora Ametova, the prisoner's wife, Crimean Solidarity reports.

Ametova said that her husband refused to slander his " co-religionists".

"When he refused, he was told: 'Then you will share a cell with others'," the prisoner's wife said.

Eleonora Ametova added that the so-called fight against terrorism conceals a desire to obtain higher positions.

"The court reminded me of a canning conveyor — just as flawless and fast-paced, honed to the ideal of the process," 

the prisoner himself commented on the trial.

Ernes Ametov is accused of alleged involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organisation banned in Russia. In 2020, the so-called 'second Bakhchisarai group' members were acquitted and released. However, in March 2022, the case was sent for reconsideration.

Russians accuse imam Ismail Yurdamov of allegedly "prohibited missionary activity"

Russian security forces searched the home of the imam (spiritual leader of the Muslim community) Ismail Yurdamov and temporarily took him to a Russian police station. After that, a report was drawn up against him for alleged "missionary activity".

Crimean Solidarity reports.

The search was carried out based on accusations of alleged participation in the banned in Russia organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir and the organisation of its meetings.

After the searches of Yurdamov's private house, Russian security forces also searched the mosque where the Crimean Tatar works. They also took away the man's and his family's phones.

"He was constantly at Crimea (Qırım) and Rostov courts. He spoke on behalf of the elders of our village in defence of the unjustly arrested Crimean Tatars," said the imam's daughter, Hulsum Yurdamova.

In the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qırım), Russian security forces searched the house of activist Rustem Mustafaiev

Russians conducted illegal searches at the home of Crimean Tatar activist Rustem Mustafaiev.

The Mission of the President of Ukraine in ARC reports.

Mustafaiev lives in the village of Krynychky, Feodosia (Kefe) district of the peninsula. 

The security forces handed him an illegal search warrant for his home because of the alleged possession of prohibited literature, weapons and explosives. 

During the search, his phones, laptops, and the book "Gardens of the Righteous" (a collection of hadiths on noble morality by Imam Al-Nawawi) were taken away from Mustafaiev. 

The Mission has recalled that the man often visits the courts of the Kremlin's prisoners, participates in collective prayers and speaks on behalf of the elders in defence of the illegally detained Crimean Tatars.

Russians extend the arrest of illegally detained Leniie Umerova yet again  

A Russian court has extended the detention of Crimean Tatar Leniie Umerova until January 4.

Her brother Aziz Umerov reported this.

"The case is completely classified, no circumstances are disclosed, and she is not allowed to communicate with her family or friends," wrote the brother of the Kremlin prisoner.

It will be recalled that Crimean Tatar Leniie Umerova was detained on the Russian-Georgian border in December 2022. She was trying to get to the temporarily occupied Crimea (Qırım) to visit her father, who was suffering from cancer.

The girl is accused of alleged espionage and is currently being held in Moscow. She faces up to 20 years of illegal detention.

So-called 'court' in temporarily occupied Donetsk region sentences nine Ukrainian prisoners of war

A "court" in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region has illegally sentenced nine Ukrainian prisoners of war.

The press service of the Russian Investigative Committee reports.

These are Mykola Kuzmenko, Oleksii Kachuievskyi, Bohdan Pechko, Anatolii Mohylnyi, Vladyslav Syhys, Mykola Sviatyi, Vadym Lohosha, Yaroslav Bezmenov and Maksym Dubrov.

They were accused of allegedly ill-treating and killing civilians and sentenced to 23 to 25 years.

Based on the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kachuievskyi, Pechko, Mohylnyi, Sviatyi, Lohosha, Bezmenov and Dubrov went missing in May 2022, Donetsk region, and Kuzmenko went missing in July 2022.

It is worth reminding that the Geneva Conventions of 1949 treat such 'trials' of prisoners of war as a crime.