During the year, 98 cases of attacks and threats against journalists and bloggers were recorded in occupied Crimea.
This was stated by the chairman of the board of the ZMINA Center for Human Rights, Krym.Realii cites.
Over the past year, ZMINA recorded 8 physical attacks, including two cases of abduction and torture of journalists, three attacks during detentions, and one case of punitive psychiatry.
The head of the board of the Center, Tetiana Pechonchyk, reported that in 2022, 13 cases of obstruction of journalistic activity were recorded in occupied Crimea. According to her, most of them consisted of the actions of "courts" that did not allow journalists to attend trials and "judges", rejected requests for photo/video recordings, and the presence of journalists at court sessions.
According to her, representatives of the Russian authorities remain the main source of threats in occupied Crimea, and the most common methods of attacks on journalists and bloggers are detention, arrests, fines on charges of administrative offenses, and criminal prosecution of journalists.