Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

Statement on enforced disappearance of Iryna Danilovych in occupied Crimea

07.05.2022
On April 29, 2022, activist and citizen journalist Iryna Danilovych went missing in the occupied Crimea while returning home from work. On the same day, Russian security forces searched Iryna’s house in the village of Vladyslavivka near Feodosia, where she lived with her parents, and seized her phone and equipment. The representatives of the occupying […]
Mobilisation on the occupied territories: an instruction manual of what to do?

Mobilisation on the occupied territories: an instruction manual of what to do?

06.03.2022
All residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions are citizens of Ukraine according to Ukrainian legislation (even if you were forced to take an illegal Russian passport)!
Online event: “Targeted Sanctions as a Tool to Safeguard Human Rights. The EU Legal Framework and National Initiatives”

Online event: “Targeted Sanctions as a Tool to Safeguard Human Rights. The EU Legal Framework and National Initiatives”

20.07.2021
On 15 April 2021, ODF co-hosted an online conference on the new EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime and the effectiveness of personal (targeted) sanctions in safeguarding human rights. The event was co-organised in partnership with the Italian Federation for Human Rights, the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, Freedom Kazakhstan Foundation and the Global Committee for […]
COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia effective control

COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia effective control

24.03.2020
Statement on the COVID-19 in closed prisons in the occupied Crimea and Donbas which is under Russia’s effective control. An immediate response from international organizations is required.
ODF among signatories of petition to prevent the restoration of Russia’s right to participate in PACE

ODF among signatories of petition to prevent the restoration of Russia’s right to participate in PACE

10.06.2019
We, the Ukrainian human rights and civil society organizations, have been protecting Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and the occupied Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbas for the past six years.
PACE Members: Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in Russian-Federation-occupied Crimea

PACE Members: Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in Russian-Federation-occupied Crimea

16.04.2019
On the occasion of the PACE, 29 members from different national delegations (e.g. France, Belgium, UK, Poland, Italy etc.) and political groups signed a written declaration “Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in the RF occupied Crimea”
Russia: Stop the prosecution of lawyers and human rights defenders

Russia: Stop the prosecution of lawyers and human rights defenders

11.12.2018
Lev Ponomaryov and Emil Kurbedinov were subjected to shocking cases of administrative arrest for posting on social networks. In this way, the authorities continue to apply the policy of intimidation and punishment of individuals who dare criticise the actions of the regime.
Statement Concerning the Persecution of Lawyers in Crimea

Statement Concerning the Persecution of Lawyers in Crimea

13.11.2018
Statement of the Human Rights Agenda platform concerning the persecution of lawyers who work with politically motivated cases in occupied Crimea.
Open Appeal of the Human Rights Agenda platform concerning the Crimean government’s de facto refusal to let a RFE/RL journalist leave the peninsula for the sake of medical treatment

Open Appeal of the Human Rights Agenda platform concerning the Crimean government’s de facto refusal to let a RFE/RL journalist leave the peninsula for the sake of medical treatment

08.10.2018
Ukrainian journalist Mykola Semena was de facto refused permission to leave the occupied Crimea in order to receive medical treatment at the neurosurgery and cardiology clinics.
Save Oleg Sentsov: time is ticking

Save Oleg Sentsov: time is ticking

29.05.2018
I am writing this to ring the alarm about Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner who is now in deadly danger in a Russian prison, on a hunger strike. If no urgent measures are taken, he will die in his attempt to liberate his fellows in misery – other Ukrainian political prisoners.
Open Address of the Human Rights Agenda on freedom of religion in the occupied Crimea and in certain territories controlled by Russia to Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Open Address of the Human Rights Agenda on freedom of religion in the occupied Crimea and in certain territories controlled by Russia to Sam Brownback, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

09.04.2018
The annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation with the use of its own armed forces in March 2014 caused numerous violations of rights and freedoms, including freedom of thought and expression, conscience and religion.
Appeal for the urgent release of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Bekir Degermendzhi whose life is at risk

Appeal for the urgent release of Crimean Tatar political prisoner Bekir Degermendzhi whose life is at risk

14.12.2017
We seek your urgent support to save the life of victim of the latest political persecution of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea. He is 57-years old Bekir Degermendzhi who was detained on 23 of November this year on a fabricated criminal charge.
The list of Ukrainian citizens who have been subjected to politically motivated criminal prosecution by Russia’s law enforcement bodies in the years 2014-2017

The list of Ukrainian citizens who have been subjected to politically motivated criminal prosecution by Russia’s law enforcement bodies in the years 2014-2017

25.09.2017
Since the beginning of the Russian–Ukrainian conflict, at least 65 Ukrainian citizens have faced politically motivated criminal proceedings in Russia, as well as in the occupied Crimea.
Statement of the President of the Open Dialog Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska of 17.08.2017

Statement of the President of the Open Dialog Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska of 17.08.2017

17.08.2017
I confirm that due to the onset of the Russian occupation of the Crimea in March 2014, my brother left Sevastopol for Poland together with his closest family, including his current wife. He is now staying in the US. His return to the Crimea is not possible at the moment.
EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer

EU personal sanctions for the prosecution of Ukrainian citizens: one step closer

16.03.2017
On 16 March, 2017, the European Parliament adopted a resolution regarding Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the situation in occupied Crimea. The resolution calls on the Russian government to immediately and unconditionally release all Ukrainian political prisoners.