Overview of the situation in Crimea. May 2019
Russia intimidates the population of Crimea by issuing warnings ahead of the Victims Commemoration Day of the Crimean Tatars Deportation. It continues to exert pressure on activists from Crimean Solidarity NGO and female human rights campaigners through baseless detentions. Human Rights Center Memorial recognized the prosecution of 24 defendants in the 2nd Simferopol "Hizb ut-Tahrir case" as politically motivated. Russia flagrantly violates the provisions of ECHR, which guarantee freedom of religion, the right to a fair trial, and the prohibition of inhumane treatment of defendants in politically motivated cases. Russian authorities do not investigate cases of missing Crimean Tatars.