CRIMEA: 5 YEARS OF OCCUPATION

21.05.19


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The realities of life in Crimea under Russian occupation were brought into sharp focus last night during a presentation given by Eleonora Bekirova, describing the shocking circumstances of her disabled father, Edem Bekirov, who suffers from a host of serious illnesses that require constant medical supervision and who is interred in a Russian SIZO prison on trumped up charges. Edem is a Crimean Tatar, detained because of his nationality.

Oleksandra Romantsova, deputy Head of Board of the Centre for Civil Liberties, which monitors human rights violations and war crimes in eastern Ukraine and political persecution in occupied Crimea also provided detailed information on politically motivated persecutions in Crimea and answered questions from the floor.

The evening was co-organised by the Embassy of Ukraine and the AUGB and included the screening of two films, the first about Edem Bakirov and “Crimea. The Stolen Peninsula” - the latter also being available on Youtube (in Ukrainian with English subtitles) which is well worth watching and sharing. :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQ-LHzfnpk

 

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Photos: top to bottom):  (1) Image of front and back cover of information card on Edem Bekirov. (2) Eleonora Belirova. (3) Andriy Marchenko, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Ukraine to the UK. (4) Left, Eleonora Bekorova and (right) Oleksandra Romantseva. (5) Internal pages of information card on Edem Bekirov.

 



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