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  • 7 July 2019, 11:18 | Religion and society | 

    Russia attempts to present Tauric Chersonesos as originally Russian land at 43rd UNESCO session

    The 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, withdrew a special issue of the Bulletin of the Russian Commission for UNESCO. It is reported by Gazeta.ua

  • 24 June 2019, 11:05 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupation authorities dismantle roof of OCU church in Simferopol

    Builders dismantled the roof of the Cathedral of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Volodymyr and Olha in Simferopol, according to Krym.Realia.

  • 31 May 2019, 15:50 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    As of April, 57 Muslims arrested in Crimea

    In April, the total number of people deprived of liberty in the case of Crimean Muslims was 57 people. The Monitoring overview of the human rights situation in Crimea in April of the Crimean Human Rights Group (KPG) has reported this, according to UNN.

  • 17 May 2019, 09:47 | Religion and policy | 

    Putin awards name-engraved watch to Crimean Metropolitan of UOC in Crimea

    On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea of the UOC Moscow Patriarchate, Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded him with a name-engraved watch. This was reported by the press service of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese, Krym.Realii reports.

  • 5 May 2019, 10:55 | Religion and policy | 

    86 people imprisoned for their religious and political views in occupied Crimea

    86 people from the annexed Crimea are illegally deprived of their liberty for political motives or as a result of religious persecution.

  • 1 May 2019, 10:12 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Occupiers in Crimea use metal detectors to search believers at Easter festivities

    On Easter, the believers who came with their Easter food baskets to St. Volodymyr's Cathedral to the Chersonesos of Tavria Reserve were made to walk through metal detectors. In addition, their personal belongings were searched.

  • 24 April 2019, 11:54 | Religion and society | 

    Occupiers refuse to register Ukrainian Church in Crimea – the activists

    Occupation authority's department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in Crimea refused to register the religious organization “Ukrainian Orthodox parish of the Holy and Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Volodymyr and Princess Olha” on the request of Archbishop Klyment. This was reported by UNN with reference to the public organization CrimeaSOS.

  • 19 April 2019, 11:11 | Religion and policy | 

    Mufti of Palestine illegally visits the annexed Crimea and calls it Russian

    The Supreme Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, Sheikh Muhammad Ahmed Hussein illegally visited the annexed Crimea to participate in the so-called “Yalta International Economic Forum”.

  • 15 April 2019, 15:35 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Russian law enforecement in Crimea search mosque, house of imam

    Russian security forces conducted a search on April 15 in a mosque in the village of Shturmove in the city of Sevastopol. After "investigative measures” they went to the house of the imam of the mosque, Rustem Abilev. Russian mass media are working on site. This is reported by Crimean Solidarity, according to KTRC.

  • 4 April 2019, 10:10 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupiers want to set up ‘rehabilitation center’ for Hizb ut-Tahrir Crimean Muslims

    The Kremlin-controlled authorities of the annexed Crimea plan to open a “rehabilitation center” for supporters of the Islamic party Hizb ut-Tahrir.

  • 29 March 2019, 12:40 | Land and property problems | 

    Occupation authorities of Crimea to take OCU to court

    The Russian authorities in Crimea filed a lawsuit with the requirement to vacate the building in the center of Simferopol, which is now held by the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). The Minister of Land and Property Relations of Crimea, Anna Aniukhina, told the Russian news agency TASS that the OCU failed to re-register the necessary documents and “is out of the legal framework”, Krym.Realii report.

  • 29 March 2019, 09:59 | Temples, church property | 

    A building for FSB officers to be built in Simferopol on OCU cathedral allocated plot

    No church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will remain in Simferopol, in the occupied Crimea. Instead of the church, the occupiers started building on the plot housing units for Russian FSB employees. A cathedral may further be built nearby, but the one of the Russsian Orthodox Church, according to Fakty.

  • 28 March 2019, 10:53 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers seize only church belonging to OCU in Simferopol

    On March 27, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Crimea suffered a new encroachment on freedom of religion by the occupation authorities. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Nizhyn and Chernihiv wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Priamyy.

  • 27 March 2019, 15:00 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Occupiers in Crimea held mass raids as part of Hizb ut-Tahrir case

    The employees of the FSB, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and Rosgvardiya raided at least 25 houses of the Crimean Tatars in the annexed Crimea on March 27 as part of criminal cases against several Crimean residents suspected of participating in the activities of the Islamic political party Hizb ut-Tahrir in Russia.

  • 21 March 2019, 09:57 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    Russian law-enforcement in Crimea search members of Jehovah's Witnesses that is banned in Russia

    The searches were conducted from 7:00 in the morning in the houses of seven Crimea residents in Yalta, Hurzuf, and other settlements. As the representative of the Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine, Ivan Riger, said, “the searches were conducted in the homes of a father of two young children, a doctor and average working people.” This is reported by Krym.Realii.

  • 20 March 2019, 11:09 | Islam | 

    Mufti Said Ismagilov urges to avoid visiting new mosque in occupied Crimea

    Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Said Ismagilov called on religious leaders from all over the world not to attend the opening of a new mosque in the occupied Crimea. He wrote about it in Facebook, according to Ukrinform.

  • 16 March 2019, 11:52 | Religion and policy | 

    In the course of five years under occupation, Crimea returned to close-minded stagnant period of the USSR, Archbishop Klyment of the OCU says

    These days mark five years of the events that led to the seizure of Crimea. Archbishop Klyment of Simferopol and Crimea of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said in an interview with Glavkom, as he recalled the events of five years ago and the so-called “referendum”.

  • 13 March 2019, 10:12 | Religion and policy | 

    Occupiers set to demolish OCU church in Yevpatoria

    The occupiers of Crimea started issuing warrants on the church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Yevpatoria alleging its illegal construction and requiring to demolish it. Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya) of Chernihiv and Nizhyn of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine said this to UNN

  • 15 February 2019, 11:16 | International relations | 

    Ukraine calls on OSCE to address issue of persecution of OCU in Crimea

    Ukraine calls on the OSCE executive bodies, including the Special Monitoring Mission, to address the persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the occupied Crimea.

  • 13 February 2019, 10:32 | Orthodox Church of Ukraine | 

    Occupiers name requirements for OCU in Crimea

    Russian occupiers want the church to be registered as a religious organization in the territory of Russia. Then they allegedly will grant the premises for permanent free use.