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Monitoring of religious freedom
21 December 2016, 12:18 | Scandals, crime |
Evangelical Christians and their supporters protested against the actions of the occupation authorities in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, where the local Pentecostal church "Voice of Hope" was forbidden to worship in their own building.
5 December 2016, 16:20 | Religion and policy |
The Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith “Tabernacle” (Kyiv) has issued a formal appeal “to all Christian communities to support activities and statements in connection with the situation around the affiliate Church “ Voice of Hope” (Bahchisarai town), to which the Crimean government sent a resolution stating the “impossibility to operate the premises.”
15 November 2016, 12:34 | International relations |
The draft resolution also notes the necessity of releasing the illegally detained Russian citizens of Ukraine and cancellation of the decision to ban the activities of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.
19 October 2016, 18:15 | Legislation |
Fundamental human right to freedom of religion implies a free change of jurisdiction of areligious community in respect of which there is no clear mechanism for transition.
12 October 2016, 10:46 | Religious intolerance and vandalism |
Today, on October 12, the homes of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea were raided by Russian security services.
7 September 2016, 13:30 | Freedom of Conscience |
On September 7, the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don announced the verdict in the case of Crimean Muslims accused of having links with the organization “Hizb ut-Tahrir,” recognized a terrorist organization in Russia. This was reported by “Crimea. Realities.”
30 August 2016, 11:28 | Religion and policy |
Archbishop Klyment (Kushch) of Simferopol and Crimea sent a letter to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, and Russian Supreme Mufti Sheikh-ul-Islam referring to the application of penal system to the Mejlis deputy head Ilmi Umerov.
17 August 2016, 19:50 | Freedom of Conscience |
The Ministry of Culture alleges the breach of the rights of religious and ethnic communities in Crimea by occupation authorities of the Russian Federation.
1 July 2016, 10:08 | Legislation |
Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On freedom of conscience and religious organizations" were controversially perceived by the religious community. Some religious representatives have significant concerns about the nature of amendments and the procedure of their review.
24 June 2016, 11:50 | Religion and policy |
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry expressed protest to the Russian Federation in connection with the non-admission of representatives of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Rostov-on-Don to Ukrainian citizens that were detained in Crimea and transported to Russia.
12 May 2016, 10:18 | Religion and policy |
“Yesterday, I talked with the Ombudsman, now we see the response. In the city of Bahchisarai a series of searches was held,” Head of the CEC Kurultai of Crimean Tatars Zaire Smedlyayev wrote on Facebook.
11 May 2016, 10:56 | Freedom of Conscience |
Massive violations of law and freedom of people and their religion discrimination by Russian security forces are unacceptable and must be ended immediately,” the Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea (SMMC) states.
5 May 2016, 08:59 | Land and property problems |
For the six consecutive years, the Muslim community have appealed to local authorities for permission to develop land management documents, necessary for the construction of the places of worship and a cultural center.
18 March 2016, 09:37 | Legislation |
The Main Scientific Experts Department of the Ukrainian Parliament recommended rejecting bill No.4128 on the change by religious communities of their affiliation with religious centers.
17 March 2016, 10:15 | Freedom of Conscience |
The situation of human rights observance in Russia-occupied Crimea is terrible,” said Robert Bershinski, head of the Department for democracy, labor and human rights of the US State Department.
14 March 2016, 09:06 | Freedom of Conscience |
During the operational meeting of the Council of Ministers“Head” of the so-called “Luhansk People's Republic” (LPR) Igor Plotnitskiy instructed the State Committee on Religion and spirituality of the LPR to check collectively with the Ministry of State Security and the Interior Ministry the activities of religious communities in the Republic
2 March 2016, 12:30 | Freedom of Conscience |
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that as a result of Russian occupation, the Crimea became a “gray zone”, where “injustice, terror, intimidation, kidnapping and torture reign.” Krym.Realiyi reported him as saying this at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
2 March 2016, 10:50 | Legislation |
This is stated in a letter to the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations to the Parliamentary Committee, which will prepare Bill 3501 for the second reading, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports.
1 March 2016, 09:34 | Legislation |
The initiators of the bill No. 4128 were by Victor Yelenskyy, Svitlana Voitsekhovska, Pavlo Kyshkar and four more MPs, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports.