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1. December 5, 2016

- Supreme Court will review the verdict of "Sevastopol four"

- December 27, 2016, in Moscow, at 10 o’clock, the appellate instance of the Russian Supreme Court will take consideration of a sentence brought by a court-martial on terrorism charges to the four representatives of the Indigenous Peoples of Crimea, the Crimean Tatars-Muslims: Ruslan Zeytullaev, Rustem Vaitov, Yuri (Nuri) Primov and Ferat Sayfullaev.

- The prosecutor in the case of "Sevastopol Four ", who are charged in the so-called "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir" in the occupied Crimea, appealed the court's decision in respect of Ruslan Zeytullaev.

- Human rights defender Emir Usein Kuku, who is accused of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" prohibited on the territory of the Russian Federation and in the occupied Crimea, was sent to the forced psychiatric examination.

- Five defendants in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" case - Refat Aliyev, Arsen Dzhepparov Vadim Siruk, Enver Bakirov and Muslim Aliyev - are already on the stationary psychiatric examination at the Simferopol hospital.

- As QHA reported earlier, in October, the International human rights organization Amnesty International stated that the family of a human rights defender and political prisoner Emir Usein Kuku is subjected to harassment and intimidation.

- Kiev District "Court" in Simferopol extended the terms of detention for two more persons, Emir Usein Kuku and Refat Alimov, involved in the "case of Hizb ut-Tahrir" until February 8, 2017.




2. December 5, 2016

- Arsen Dzhepparov will stay in jail for another two months under the court ruling.

- April 18 in the village of Krasnokamenka (Big Yalta) security forces searched the houses of Refat Aliyev and Arsen Dzhepparov, after which both of the Crimean Tatars were detained. They were accused of belonging to organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" banned in the Russian Federation.

- The so-called Bakhchisaray District Court fined Enver Sherfiev 15 thousand rubles, for Sherfiev came to support the detained Crimean Tatars -defendants in the case "Hizb ut-Tahrir" along with other residents of Bakhchisaray on May 12, 2016.

-  Administrative report was drawn up against Sherfiev for the "unauthorized rally", under Part 6.1 Article 20.2. of the Administrative Code "Participation in an unsanctioned meeting".

- This is not the first fine imposed to the Crimeans, who were present at the detentions of May 12, 2016. Previously, "the Judge" Marina Nikishchenko imposed penalties to M.Asanov, S.Saliev, E.Belyalov.

- In the morning May 12, 2016 in Bakhchisarai, the FSB conducted a series of searches and arrests. Then, four of the Crimean Tatars have been detained - Zevri Abseitov, Remzi Memetov, Rustem Abiltarov and Enver Mamutov. They were accused of involvement in the organization "Hizb ut-Tahrir" banned on the territory of the Russian Federation.



3. December 8, 2016

- Video files created a year later were presented in the "Ahtem Chiygoz case"

- In Simferopol, at another court session on the case of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz, "video evidence", created a year after the events outside the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, was presented.

- The witnesses of the prosecution Seydametov and Rusnak did not appear at the courtroom, so the prosecution took up the video and photo.

- Examination of material evidence postponed due to the fact that Chiygoz could not familiarize with the video due to technical reasons that could not provide an adequate quality of transmission.

- Earlier, QHA reported that during the 52nd session, the court began questioning the first secret witness who previously indicated in his testimony that he was a member of the Mejlis Presidium.

- December 9, relatives of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Ahtem Chiygoz took to picket outside the building of the "Supreme Court" in the annexed Crimea.



4. December 9, 2016

- The Muslims of Crimea were taken to the police straight out of the mosque 

- December 9, in the Crimean village of Mamashay (Orlovka), a group of armed men raided the mosque Vyazova Rosha after Friday prayers and took a number of Muslims to Kachin police station.

- Law enforcers, violating the law, without the presence of lawyers, will apply preventive measures against the detainees in the form of questioning, taking fingerprint and DNA analysis.

- December 8, FSB officers arrived for searches in the village of Serebryanka in the annexed Crimea. The searches were conducted in the homes of the Ukrainian activist Vladimir Baluh and his mother. After searches the activist was detained for the evidence of 90 rounds of ammunition and TNT blocks allegedly found in the attic of a house.

- Previously Vladimir Baluh placed a Ukrainian flag outside his home in 2013. April 30, 2015 the occupant-controlled enforcement officers came to the Crimean. Then he was suspected of stealing parts from the T-74 tractor.

- November 14, 2015, the law enforcement officers came to him again. Following the search in the house of Baluh the officials filed a criminal case against him under Article 319 of the Criminal Code "Insulting a public official." In the summer of 2016 the Razdolnensky District "Court" of the occupied Crimea sentenced a citizen of Ukraine Volodymyr Baluh to 320 hours of compulsory labor.



5. December 9, 2016

- Lawyer: Case of journalist Semena will end up with a conviction

- The "Court" controlled by Russian occupiers will not leave a chance to justify Nikolay Semena.

- The lawyer expressed hope that despite the fact that Semena is charged under the article implying up to five years imprisonment, they will be able to reach agreement on a more humane punishment.

- Earlier QHA reported, that December 7 Russian Federation accused a journalist Nikolay Semena of "separatism" and charged with the final version of 6 volumes. 

- Russian Federal Security Service in the occupied Crimea appealed to the "trial" for the extension of the investigation against the Feodosia activist and the Crimean Tatar Mejlis member Suleiman Kadyrov.

- The "court" extended the investigation until February 7, 2017.

- As part of the investigation, the blogger’s video messages and Kadyrov’s comment will be subjected to linguistic expertise.

- In October, criminal proceedings against activist Suleiman Kadyrov were launched under article 280.1. of the Criminal Code "Public calls for actions aimed at violation of the Russian Federation's territorial integrity."

- Citizen of Ukraine Evgeny Panov who was arrested in the case of the "Crimean saboteurs", sent a statement on the torture applied to him to the Investigative Committee.

- According to Panov, after being detained at the border, the FSB officers tortured him with electrocuted, beaten with iron fittings, hung under the ceiling with handcuffs.

- Panov explains that he was forced to sign all the confessions under torture. He signed all the documents FSB officers gave him, and spoke to the camera under their orders.