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Persecution of Critics Needs to End In Russia-Occupied Crimea

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image An activist holds a placard during a rally in support of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's freelance journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko in Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine on July 6, 2021. © 2021 ddp images/Sipa via AP Images The health of a Ukrainian journalist in custody in Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula is reported to be deteriorating, following alleged torture by Russian security services. Vladyslav Yesypenko, a freelance journalist who covered environmental problems and social issues in Crimea, including for U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/EL),…

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