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 crimea human rights defender emil kurbedinov

Crimean Tatar human rights lawyer Emil Kurbedinov faces accusations of allegedly displaying “extremist” symbols. 

Raid on the Crimean Solidarity meeting

Freedom House responds to Russian Federation Security Services’ (FSB) issuance of legal notices to human rights activists associated with the Crimean Solidarity movement.

Following Russian authorities’ arrest of a prominent Crimean Tatar human rights figure, Server Mustafayev, as part of an intensifying crackdown against minority groups in the Crimean peninsula, Freedom House issued a statement.

Program Officer, Eurasia

Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

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Ending Impunity for Human Rights Violations in Crimea

Despite the hopes raised by the Euromaidan movement and improvements in many facets of life and governance in Ukraine, the last two years have brought the occupation of Crimea, armed conflict in parts of eastern Ukraine, and ongoing abuses, corruption, and political unrest.

Human Rights Abuses in Russian-Occupied Crimea

In March 2014, Russia forcefully and illegally annexed the Crimean peninsula from the territory of Ukraine. Crimea’s residents have since faced increasingly grave civic, political, and human rights violations.

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