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May 28 — June 3 News Digest

June 03, 2016 17:06 0 2793 QirimInfo
OSCE to create mission on journalists’ rights in Crimea, UN: legislation on the fight against terrorism in Crimea used to suppress dissent, Sentsov and Kolchenko are rejected cassation appeal and more.

Budzhurova was notified about «extremism»

May 30. Crimean Tatar journalist Lilia Budzhurova received warning "about the inadmissibility of violation of the legislation about combating extremist activity". According to her, the reason for the notification was a call to help the children of prisoners of Muslims of Crimea. Budzhurova proposed to create a fund to help children of prisoners or an initiative group to communicate with relatives of prisoners to be able to help them constantly.


OSCE to create mission on journalists’ rights in Crimea

May 31. Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic will start work on a special mission to Crimea on the rights of journalists on the peninsula. It is planned to invite the International Federation of Journalists and other international media organizations to participate in the mission.


Case «Hizb ut-Tahrir» to be considered in a military court in Rostov

June 1. The North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don will begin consideration of the criminal case against four Crimeans accused of terrorism. 

Four Crimeans accused on several points of the article "Organization of activities of a terrorist organization and participation in the activities of such organization", which provides up to 20 years in prison.


Sentsov and Kolchenko are rejected cassation appeal

June 1. Russia's Supreme Court rejected consideration of the cassation appeal of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko against the sentence of the North Caucasus District Court. The decision to reject to consider an appeal against the sentence was made on the 30th of May by the judge of Military Collegium on criminal cases of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.


Russian «authorities» warn Crimeans against travel to Ukraine

June 1. The Russian Ministry of internal policy, information and communication of Crimea sends letters to municipal institutions with a recommendation to refrain from trips to Ukraine.

Administrations of Crimean cities receive letters from the Russian Ministry of Internal Policy of Crimea, "about increase of the danger" for the Crimean people who travel to the mainland through the administrative border of Ukraine. The document says about the threat in connection with the alleged "extension of spheres of influence of Crimean Tatar extremists on Ukrainian check points".


Documents of abducted Erwin Ibragimov found in Bakhchisaray

June 2. Passport and work book of abducted Erwin Ibrahimov were found in Bakhchisaray. A local resident brought the documents to the police station. According to him, he had found the documents in the evening on May 31st near the "Arpat" bar: passport, work book and driving license.


UN: legislation on the fight against terrorism in Crimea used to suppress dissent

June 3. The 14th UN report on the condition of human rights in Ukraine notes the continuation of violation the rights of people, especially the Crimean Tatars, in occupied Crimea. 

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