What You Need To Know:
“More than 15 people in Crimea illegally detained plus those people who are held in the territory of Russian Federation captured in Crimea and illegally transferred to Russia,”
Allegations against the prisoners include diversion and the plotting of terrorist attacks.
There are many reasons people confess to the FSB, the number one being the use of violence.
“There is a special attitude towards Crimean Tatars: they are always checked regularly, searches are held in their homes.”
Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk spoke to Zahir Smedlyayev, Head Of The Central Election Committee Of Qurultay Of Crimean Tatars via Skype on August 14th, 2016 in Kyiv and to Gennadiy Afanasiev in July 2016 in Kyiv. Nataliya Gumenyuk and Andriy Kulykov spoke to Maria Tomak, Civic Activist at the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv during live broadcast of The Sunday Show on August 14th, 2016 in Kyiv