Crimea: Chronicle of human rights violations September 1-8

Offences against the indigenous population continue on the territory of the Russia annexed Crimea.

15 September 2016 13:42

September 8

Crimeans fined for flower beds near houses

A Sevastopol resident fined 5 thousand Rubles for making flower beds near the block of flats she lived in.
When she tried to appeal against the decision in the "Sevastopol City Court," she was told that she had "illegally occupied the land."According to one of the Sevastopol lawyers, any gardens and parterres as well as unauthorized parking near apartment buildings are illegal.

Police officer beats a man for Ukrainian symbols

 A man with Ukrainian symbols was severely beaten in the annexed Sevastopol. The motive for the beating were the sign of Azov Civil Corps on the bicycle frame, Ukrainian coat of arms on the holders of the wheels, as well as yellow and blue bracelet on the victim’s arm.
When a resident of Kerch Igor Movenko came out of the mall, a police officer in civilian clithes came up to him complaining of his Ukrainian symbols. But the officer failed to scare Igor, and began to beat him professionally. His skills of martial arts and plastic braces accidentally being with him indicate the readiness to such an occasion, according to a public activist Irina Gorelikova.
According to the activist, the police having arrived on the scene did not pay any attention to the attacker – they were interested only in the beaten man covered with blood and lying on the pavement with tied hands. Thereafter, the ambulance, accompanied by police, took Movenko to the trauma unit of the first municipal hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken cheekbone, nose fractures, his spinal cord was punctured for intracranial hemorrhage.The FSB has opened a case against the victim for symbols of the "Azov", "as a fascist organization" and for a fight.

Power takes census ahead of elections in Crimea

On the eve of elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the enterprises and administrations in the Crimea compiled the lists of all employee. Such a "census" was conducted in public sector institutions as well as in private firms. Despite the fact that the voting it is a personal decision of every citizen, all the employees will be obliged to come to the polling stations under pain of dismissal or other penalties.

September 11

Event in honor of Eid al-Adha banned in Bakhchisarai

The event devoted to Eid al-Adha celebration is prohibited in the territory of the mosque in Bakhchysarai. According to the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ilmi Umerov, the residents of the Bakhchysarai 6th district wanted to hold an event dedicated to Eid al-Adha at the mosque on Saturday, September 17. However, the Mufti of Crimea Ablaev forbade the religious community Chairman to give permission for holding the event, referring to the FSB and the so-called Ministry of Internal Politics.

September 13

Father of Mustafa Degermendzhi was forbidden to look at his son during the hearing

During the court session on "February 26 case", the ushers roughly prohibited the father of a defendant Mustafa Degermendzhi to look at his son and to communicate with him via video.  According to the prisoner's sister Mavile Degermendzhi, the invaders provoked the family members on purpose, in order not to let them to the courtroom next time.

However, despite the intimidation, the Crimean Tatars come to all the hearings to support the illegally detained compatriots.

September 14

The invaders raided the Head of the Agriculture Mejlis

Security forces conducted a search in the house of a local Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Enver Alyadinov in the village of Grishino Pervomaisky district in the occupied Crimea. Russian security forces were allegedly looking for drugs.
Following the search in his house Alyadinov had to go along with the police for a search to the house of his father.