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About Alona Savchuk

Alona Savchuk is a Ukrainian journalist who has spent the last two and a half years reporting on the trials of political prisoners in Crimea.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Decriminalising extremism in Crimea

In Russia, new legislation is designed to reduce the number of people facing criminal charges for reposting materials on social media. But how will these amendments fare in annexed Crimea, where Russian law enforcement has long been unaccountable? RU

Crisis in the Azov sea: the fate of Ukraine’s naval personnel in Russia

What happened in the Black Sea on 25 November, and what awaits the Ukrainian personnel held in Russia? RU

How Russia’s security services target Crimean Tatars as “Islamic terrorists”

In the four years since the peninsula’s annexation, Russian security services have become well practiced at prosecuting Crimean Tatars on terrorism charges. RU

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