Russia Has At Least 89 Crimeans Behind Bars

The majority are Crimean Tatars


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Russia has jailed at least 89 people from Crimea.

“Russia holds at least 89 people behind bars,” chairperson of the Crimean Human Rights Group Olha Skrypnyk said, reports Ukrinform.

According to her, most of the prisoners, 65 people, are Crimean Tatars.

“There are Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians among them. At least 65 people, mostly Crimean Tatars, are defendants in the so-called ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir case’, they are charged with terrorism. If to speak about Ukrainians, there is activist Oleh Prykhodko among them. He was detained in 2019. There are also so-called ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’,” Skrypnyk said.

“The rights of these people are blatantly violated because the evidence of their guilt was falsified and they have been jailed illegally,” Skrypnyk said.

Source Ukrinform
date 02.01.2020
categories Crimea
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