~Russia illegally detains 25,000 Kremlin prisoners

~Russia illegally detains 25,000 Kremlin prisoners

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.

Russian court passes 'sentence' on Ukrainian marine prisoner of war

A Russian court has 'sentenced' Ukrainian prisoner of war marine Oleksandr Krasnoshchok.

The Russian Investigative Committee reports.

A Russian court 'found Oleksandr Krasnoshchok guilty' of allegedly cruel treatment of civilians and the murder of two or more civilians by a group of people.

The Russian court sentenced him to 27 years imprisonment.

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

Civilian journalist Osman Arifmemetov arrived at the prison in Minusinsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory

Civilian journalist and activist Osman Arifmemetov, sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in the case of the 'Second Simferopol Group', arrived at the Minusinsk prison in Krasnoyarsk Territory. Crimean Tatar politician Nariman Dzhelial is being held in the same prison.

Crimean Solidarity reports.

Osman's mother, Emdiie Arifmemetova, told Crimean Solidarity that she had not yet received any information from her son. In early April, it became known that the political prisoner had been transferred from Detention Centre No. 3 in Novocherkassk. 

On March 18, he and other participants in the "Second Simferopol Group" case were taken to different penitentiary institutions.

It will be recalled that Osman Arifmemetov, Ruslan Suleimanov, Rustem Sheikhaliiev, Enver Ametov and Yashar Muedinov were detained on March 27, 2019, in Crimea in the Kamianka and Strohanivka neighbourhoods of Simferopol (Aqmescit), when dozens of Crimean Tatars' homes were simultaneously searched. 

Due to the massive volume of materials, law enforcement officers divided the criminal case of 25 participants into five groups of defendants. Almost all of the detainees were citizen journalists or civic activists.

Civilian journalist Ernes Ametov was transferred to a penal colony in the Vologda region

The civilian journalist Ernes Ametov, sentenced to 11 years in prison, was transferred to the penal colony No. 12 in the Vologda region. 

Crimean Solidarity reports.

Ernes Ametov was first arrested on October 11, 2017. At that time, searches also took place in the homes of Seшran Saliiev, Marlen Asanov, Timur Ibragimov, Server Zekiriaiev, Memet Belialov and Server Mustafaiev. The Crimean Tatar spent three years of investigation and trial in pre-trial detention centres in Crimea and Rostov-on-Don.

In 2020, Ernes Ametov was acquitted and released in the courtroom due to a lack of evidence. This was the first such case in Hizb ut-Tahrir's case. However, in March 2022, the Court of Appeal reviewed the decision of the Southern District Military Court and sent the case for a new trial.

The Court of Cassation upheld the sentence of nurse Iryna Danylovych, who was sentenced to 6 years and 11 months

The Fourth Court of Cassation in Krasnodar upheld the sentence of civilian journalist and nurse Iryna Danylovych, sentenced to 6 years and 11 months imprisonment.

Crimean Solidarity reports.

Danylovych's lawyer, Oksana Zhelezniak, said Iryna could not attend the cassation appeal hearing due to her health condition. In court, the defence noted that for eight days after her detention by the FSS, Danylovych was not represented by a lawyer. 

Without knowing her status, her DNA samples were collected, and subsequently, examinations were carried out on their basis. Zalizniak stressed that this evidence was obtained in violation of the law and could not be used as a basis for the verdict. 

It will be recalled that on December 28, 2022, "the Feodosia (Kefe) City Court found a 43-year-old civilian journalist and nurse from Crimea guilty of allegedly carrying an improvised explosive device. The woman and the defence claimed that the explosives were planted on her and that FSS officers had physically abused her. However, she was sentenced to a general regime colony and fined 50,000 rubles.

Russians convict five Ukrainian citizens in Crimea (Qırım) for alleged 'espionage' and 'treason'

Russians have convicted five Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied Crimea for alleged 'espionage' and 'treason'. They received illegal prison sentences of 11 to 16 years.

Suspilne Krym says with reference to Russian propaganda media.

The Russians claim that the convicts allegedly 'collected and transmitted' data on the locations, numbers and routes of movement of Russian Armed Forces units in the combat zone to the Security Service of Ukraine to adjust the strikes of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the positions of Russian troops.

According to the Centre for Investigative Journalism, the convicts are Mykola Petrovskyi, Serhii Kotov, Ivan Kozlov, Serhii Arefiev and Oleksandr Zarivnyi. The Ukrainians were exposed in 2022 from the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region.