Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russian occupiers now hold at least 70 political prisoners in Crimea

A heavily-protected Russian entry point into the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea annexed by Russia in March 2014 (Image: Kommersant.ru)
A heavily-protected Russian entry point into the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea annexed by Russia in March 2014 (Image: Kommersant.ru)
Russian occupiers now hold at least 70 political prisoners in Crimea
Edited by: A.N.

To mark International Human Rights Day, the Crimean Human Rights Defense Group has released an infographic on the at least 70 people in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian peninsula who have been jailed on the basis of politically motivated criminal cases and thus qualify as political prisoners.

The number of political prisoners under the Russian occupation has grown from five in 2014 to 20 in 2015 to 41 in 2015 and in the last year has jumped to 55, an increase of 1100 percent since the Russian Anschluss.

At the present time, there are 52 political prisoners in prisons, detention centers or under house arrest. Two weeks ago, the Ukrainian government has appealed to the Council of Europe to intervene on their behalf.

List of Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned by the Russian administration in Crimea on politically-motivated criminal charges with quantities of days spent in prison, as of December 10, 2017. (Image: Crimean Human Rights Defense Group)
List of Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned by the Russian administration in Crimea on politically-motivated criminal charges with quantities of days spent in prison, as of December 10, 2017. (Image: Crimean Human Rights Defense Group)

Read More:

Edited by: A.N.
You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Will the West continue to support Ukraine?
    • Know what moves the world.
    • Premium journalism from across Europe.
    • Tailored to your needs, translated into English.
    Special discount
    for Euromaidan Press readers
    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts