1. July 25, 2016
-Right to freedom of peaceful assembly restricted in Crimea
- The number of places where public events can be held has been reduced in most cities of the annexed Crimea.
- In 2014, the Crimean "authorities" allotted 717 places so that Crimeans could hold peaceful meetings if having a permission. Now the number of such places has been reduced to 366.
- According to the human rights defenders, such actions by the Crimean "authorities" unreasonably restrict the right to freedom of assembly, which is conferred in the Article 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
2. July 28, 2016
- New rule of law to be tested on Chiygoz
- Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ahtem Chiygoz won’t be present at his case hearing.
- This will be the first time the Russian government will apply a discriminatory rule on the defendant’s remote participation in the first-instance trial.
- This provision was adopted in 2014 for some "capital" articles like Article 205 (terrorism) or Article 212 (organization of mass disorders).
- Chiygoz has been kept in the Simferopol detention center since the end of January 2015. He is charged with Part 1 of Article 212 of the Russian Criminal Code (‘organizing mass disorders’), which provides a 10- year jail term.
3. July, 29, 2016
- Hearing postponed in Crimea due to problems with Internet
- The hearing on the complaint by the Crimean Tatar activist and human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku has been rescheduled in annexed Crimea. The reason voiced is the lack of Internet access.
- July, 28 the Kiev District Court of Simferopol was to consider the complaint filed by Vadim Siruk and Emir-Usein Kuku against the FSB investigator's refusal to provide them with a copy of the decision under which they are to undergo the complex linguistic and theological forensic assessment, as well as the refusal to familiarize them with the case materials.
- Prior to being arrested Emir-Usein Kuku was engaged in human rights activities recording the cases of human rights violations in Crimea. He is accused of the involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, prohibited in the Russian Federation.
4. July 31, 2016
- Court hearing on Vadim Siruk’s case postponed
- The hearing on the Vadim Siruk’s complaint, who is accused of the involvement in the "Hizb ut-Tahrir" organization prohibited in Russia, was not held due to problems with the Internet.
- The hearing has been rescheduled for August, 4 at 10.30 a.m.
- July, 28 the Kiev District Court of Simferopol was to consider the complaint filed by Vadim Siruk and Emir-Usein Kuku against the FSB investigator's refusal to provide them with a copy of the decision under which they are to undergo the complex linguistic and theological forensic assessment, as well as the refusal to familiarize them with the case materials..
- Prior to being arrested Vadim Siruk was engaged in human rights activities and recorded the cases of human rights violations in Crimea. He is accused of the involvement in the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, banned in the Russian Federation.
5. 31 Июль 2016
-Fifth session of WCCT Executive Committee finished in Eskisehir
-The results of the fifth session of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Executive Committee will be announced later.
-At today's meeting, the following issues have been discussed: creation of a commission responsible for youth issues; creation of an international support fund (providing scholarships) for Crimean Tatar students; consideration of the WCCT registration; informing on the activities undertaken in Kherson region.
-The World Congress of the Crimean Tatar people (WCCT) is the body uniting the Crimean Tatars who live in their historic homeland, in Crimea, as well as in the Diasporas (Turkey, Romania, Poland, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Western Europe and Central Asia).