The Russian government has put Ilmi Umerov, leader of the democratically elected Crimean Tatar Mejlis, on a list of people it deems ‘Terrorists and Extremists’ – simply for holding the opinion that Russia should cease its illegal occupation of Crimea. Umerov has already spent three weeks being...
On September 27th 2014, 18-year-old Islyam Dzhepparov poured coffee for his father Abdureshit at home in Belogorsk, Crimea, before leaving the house to visit his uncle’s family nearby.
At 7pm a neighbour drove into Dzhepparov’s yard. He said he had just seen Islyam and another young man being...