18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Crimean Tatars targeted in Military Court ruling. <<Other texts and documents>> A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son, to exceptionally long terms of imprisonment, on the basis of discussions about their Muslim faith and political subjects, including Russia’s persecution of Muslims.  This was claimed to have been “anti-Russian” and … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

Monstrous sentences against CRIMEAN TATAR journalists & activists <<Other texts and documents>> In the last decades of the Soviet regime, dissidents received 7-10 year sentences for "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda". Modern Russia, persecuting Ukrainian citizens on illegally occupied territory for their religious beliefs and political views, is doubling such sentences. Seven Crimean Tatar civic journalists … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

No 31 : 17 May 1974

ACTION IN DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUES *** Some of the reports in this issue have been digitised. The others may be located by page numbers in the pdf version (CCE Nos 28-31) after the items in this Contents page *** Introduction PART ONE: Events of 1973-1974  [pdf, 65-71] (1) The … Continue reading No 31 : 17 May 1974