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  1. New Armenian church to be constructed in CrimeaRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Groong

    A new Armenian church will be built in Simferopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula, Russian lawmaker Ruslan Baalbek has revealed. "The voice of even the smallest people must be heard," Baalbek said at a meeting with Sergey Aksyonov, the head and prime minister of Crimea.

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  2. UN report details grave human rights violations in Russian-occupied CrimeaRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    The human rights situation in Crimea* has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, with "multiple and grave violations" committed by Russian state agents, according to a landmark report by the UN Human Rights Office published today. Grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution were documented, It reiterates that all residents of Crimea were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of the Russian Federation, and tens of thousands impacted by the imposition of Russian Federation citizenship.

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  3. New Armenian church to be constructed in CrimeaRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - A new Armenian church will be built in Simferopol, a city on the Crimean peninsula, Russian lawmaker Ruslan Baalbek has revealed. "The voice of even the smallest people must be heard," Baalbek said at a meeting with Sergey Aksyonov, the head and prime minister of Crimea.

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  4. UN Says Russia's Occupation Of Crimea Marked By 'Grave Human Rights Violations'Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    Russian riot police in occupied Crimea arrest a Crimean Tatar in Simferopol ahead of a rally to mark the enforced Soviet deportation of the Tatars from the Ukrainian peninsula in the 1940s. A UN human rights report says Russia's occupation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula has been marked by disappearances and torture, infringements of the Geneva Convention, and violations of international law.

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  5. Crimea Journalist Handed Suspended Sentence on Separatism ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 22 | The St. Petersburg Times

    A journalist from the Ukrainian news service Radio Svoboda has received a suspended sentence of two and a half years on charges of inciting separatism in annexed Crimea, the Krym.Realii news website reported Friday. Nikolai Semena was charged with inciting separatism in April 2016 over a publication on Krym.Realii that allegedly called for violating Russia's territorial integrity.

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  6. Verdict Due In Crimean Journalist Semena's 'Separatism' TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 22 | Weekday Magazine

    Russia-installed judges at a court in Ukraine's occupied Crimea Peninsula are due to issue a verdict in a trial against Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is facing what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge. Prosecutors at the trial in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, are seeking a three-year suspended sentence for the 66-year-old Semena, meaning he would be imprisoned if he violates terms of a ruling against him.

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  7. Russian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentence For Crimean Tatar LeaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 20 | Weekday Magazine

    A Russian prosecutor in Crimea has recommended a suspended sentence for Ilmi Umerov, a Crimean Tatar leader and doctor who has criticized Russia's seizure of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. At a September 20 hearing in Umerov's trial, the prosecutor asked the court to find him guilty and hand him a three-and-a-half-year suspended sentence, meaning he would not be imprisoned unless he violates the terms of the ruling.

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  8. Ivan Aivazovsky's descendants in Australia visit CrimeaRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 16 | Groong

    Andrew Miller with SBS Radio Armenian program. It includes the photos of the trip.

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  9. Russia is about to kick off a war game that is freaking out NATO - Here's what we knowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Russia is going to war on Thursday, and even though it's against a fictional country, NATO has been panicking about it for months. Every four years, Moscow conducts its large Zapad military exercises in western Russia and Belarus for six days, and this year it will engage the fictional country of Veishnoriya in a test of its defensive capabilities.

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  10. Rally Planned In Kyiv To Support Jailed Crimean Tatar LeaderRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 13 | Weekday Magazine

    Demonstrators are planning a rally in Kyiv in support of Akhtem Chiygoz, the Crimean Tatar leader who was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Russian-occupied Crimea on charges widely seen as being politically motivated. Russian-imposed court officials in Crimea's capital, Simferopol, convicted and sentenced Chiygoz on September 11 on charges of organizing an illegal demonstration in February 2014 -- a time when Russian military forces were seizing the Ukrainian territory and weeks before Russia's illegal annexation of the region.

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  11. Crimea: Baseless Conviction of Crimean Tatar LeaderRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 12 | Humans Rights Watch

    A Russian court in Crimea on September 11, 2017, found a prominent Crimean Tatar leader guilty on charges of organizing "mass riots" following an unfair trial, Human Right Watch said today. The court sentenced the Crimean Tatar leader, Akhtem Chiygoz, to eight years in prison.

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  12. Sentencing of Tatar Leader in Crimea Is Called a ShamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | The New York Times

    A Russian court in the contested Crimean peninsula sentenced a minority Tatar politician to eight years in prison on Monday, in a trial that his lawyers and human rights organizations called a sham. Akhtem Chiygoz, 52, a former deputy head of the assembly that represented the Tatars when Ukraine controlled Crimea, was found guilty of inciting mass riots, specifically a large rally in February 2014 protesting the Russian presence in Crimea.

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  13. Crimean Tatar leader sentenced to 8 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A court in Russia-annexed Crimea has sentenced a leader of the region's Tatars to eight years in a labor colony on a charge of organizing a riot in the crisis of 2014. Akhtem Chiygoz was deputy chairman of the Mejlis, a representative body for the Tatars, an ethnic group of Turkic origin.

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  14. Crimean Tatar Leader Sentenced To Eight Years In PrisonRead the original story

    Monday Sep 11 | Weekday Magazine

    A court in Ukraine's Russian-controlled Crimea region has sentenced a prominent Crimean Tatar leader, Akhtem Chiygoz, to eight years in prison. A court in the regional capital, Simferopol, on September 11 sentenced Chiygoz after finding him guilty of organizing an illegal demonstration in Simferopol in February 2014.

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  15. Crimean Tatar leader Chiygoz jailed by Russian courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 11 | BBC News

    A prominent opponent of Russia's annexation of Crimea has been given eight years in jail for stirring up protests. Akhtem Chiygoz, deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar parliament, the Mejlis, took part in a rally backing Ukraine's interim government in 2014.

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  16. Unprepared Russian Prosecutor Wins Delay In Crimean Journalist's TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 1 | Weekday Magazine

    The trial of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena will resume later this month after the first hearing in weeks produced little progress toward a resolution of the politically charged case. The judge adjourned the trial after a brief session on August 31 in which a prosecutor who had been due to speak said she was unprepared, defense lawyer Aleksandr Popkov told RFE/RL .

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  17. Crimea: Political Activists Who Were Killed, Kidnapped, Or Went MissingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 30 | Weekday Magazine

    After Russia's illegal annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea in March 2014, kidnappings and suspicious disappearances have become common. The abductions of Reshat Akhmetov and Ervin Ibragimov were even recorded on video but still not fully investigated.

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  18. Episode 790: Rough Translation in UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | National Public Radio

    Cossacks look at Russian President Vladimir Putin answering a question on television, in Simferopol, Crimea in 2015. Max Vetrov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption When NPR reporter Gregory Warner arrives in a town on the Ukrainian front, residents try to keep their distance.

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  19. Five Crimean Tatars Detained During Pickets In SimferopolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Weekday Magazine

    Five Crimean Tatar activists have been detained while protesting the jailing of Server Karametov, a 76-year-old man who has Parkinson's disease, by the Russian-imposed authorities. The activists picketed the buildings of the Russia-controlled Supreme Court, Interior Ministry, parliament, and government in the Crimean capital, Simferopol, on August 14. Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov told RFE/RL that his colleague, Edem Semedlyayev, was with four of the activists who were being questioned at a police station.

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  20. Road To Dispossession: Locals Pushed Aside For The Trans-Crimea HighwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2017 | Weekday Magazine

    For years and even decades, residents of the Crimean city of Kerch have tended orchards and gardens in the green dacha community of Zaliv. But in recent days they have watched in anger and sadness as bulldozers and other construction machinery have begun clearing the area to make way for the construction of a highway that is planned to someday span the entire Crimean Peninsula and connect to the Kerch Bridge.

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