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Russia's Supreme Court upheld the banning of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and designated it as an “extremist organization."

Russia held Duma elections inside the illegally-annexed and Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18. 

In response to demonstrations and a fire at the headquarters of Inter TV in Kyiv, Freedom House issued a statement.

Crimean authorities forcibly admitted Crimean Tatar activist Ilmi Umerov to a psychiatric clinic after nearly six months detention.


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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.


Freedom House works in Eurasia to protect professional and citizen journalists, to bolster activist capacity, and to support LGBTI rights activists.


Freedom House invites applications for participation in a one-year grant program for human rights, anti-impunity, anti-corruption initiatives.  Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, September 14.