Crimea: ‘Not Our Home Anymore’
“This used to be our home but it’s not anymore.”
A Simferopol resident, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons, told us this when we spoke with her in Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that Russia has occupied since February 2014. After three years, she no longer feels at home in the place where she grew up.
Since occupying Crimea in February 2014, the Russian authorities have been ruthlessly suppressing dissent and creating an environment of deep fear and hostility. Those who criticized Russia’s occupation have been subjected to enforced disappearances, murdered, slammed with trumped-up criminal charges or banned. Three …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch