More than a hundred Crimeans are put behind bars over political and religious beliefs
This is stated in the monitoring review prepared by the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG), Depo.Krym reports.
At least 109 Crimeans were jailed for political and religious beliefs.
At the end of November, there were 15 people in custody, whom the FSB of the Russian Federation during the detention accused "of preparing sabotage, possession of weapons and espionage." In addition, one person is under house arrest.
Human rights activists note that in these cases, illegal methods of conducting investigations and using torture to obtain confessions, violating the presumption of innocence, and distributing the video "confessions" by the FSB of the Russian Federation through the Russian media were recorded.
At the end of November, on charges of participating in the battalion named after N. Celebijikhan six people were imprisoned. The official reason for the persecution is that they did not voluntarily come to the law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation and did not declare their participation in the "Crimean Tatar volunteer battalion named after Noman Celebidjikhan". The evidence announced by the investigation of the battalion's activities against the interests of the Russian Federation is information from the media that the purpose of creating the battalion was the de-occupation of Crimea.
As of the end of November 2020, six more people were imprisoned as part of the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crimea.
A full overview of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea in November can be found on the CHRG website.