Head of Crimean human rights group Olha Skrypnyk stated that the Russian Federation keeps at least 89 people behind the bars only on ‘Crimean cases’ as the Crimean human rights group reported on Facebook.
According to her, the majority of the convicted, 65 people, are Crimean Tatars.
“There are Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians among them. At least 65 people, mostly Crimean Tatars who are persons of interests in the so-called Hizb ut-Tahrir case; they are accused according to the terrorist articles. Concerning the Ukrainians, there is Oleh Prykhodko among them, who was detained in 2019. There are also the so-called ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’,” the human rights activists noted.
She also underlined that the rights of these people are flagrantly violated as the evidence against them was rigged and they are kept behind the bars illegally.
As we reported, the Russian police detained five Crimean Tatars at the Kerch Bridge in occupied Crimea.
Earlier, Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova stated that the administration of penitentiary facility in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, systematically violates the rights of illegally detained Crimean Tatars, Timur Ibrahimov and Server Zekiryayev.