In 2022, 121 detentions were recorded in occupied Crimea, 95 of them in relation to Crimean Tatars

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Muarrir
18 January 2023, 13:58
Muarrir
18 January 2023, 13:58

In 2022, 121 detentions were recorded in occupied Crimea, 95 of which related to Crimean Tatars.

This is reported by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, presenting an analysis of human rights violations in occupied Crimea over the past year.

In particular, 11 detainees in the "Hizb-ut-Tahrir case", 16 detainees in the "Noman Chelebidjihan battalion case", and 3 detainees in the "Jehovah's Witnesses case". 20 detainees were recorded according to the article about the so-called "public actions aimed at discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation".

"The number, compared to 2021, significantly decreased, then 366 arrests were recorded, in 2020 – 364", according to the analysis of violations.

Also, on the occupied peninsula, CTRC experts recorded 193 arrests, 140 of which were for Crimean Tatars.

"Out of 193 cases: 55 were verdicts, 40 of new arrests, 23 of administrative arrests, and 75 of extensions of terms of detention", the analysis of violations reads.

In 2022, Russian law enforcement officers conducted at least 50 searches in occupied Crimea, 25 of which were against Crimean Tatars. 53 searches were recorded in 2021, and 50 in 2020.

Also, 137 cases of interrogations, surveys, and "conversations" were recorded during the reporting period. 94 of them were regarding the Crimean Tatars.

In addition, CTRC experts recorded 329 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial; 36 cases of violation of the right to a high attainable level of physical and mental health.