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How The Russian FSB Invents 'Terrorists' In Crimea
17 August, 2016
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What You Need To Know:

 

✅ “More than 15 people in Crimea illegally detained plus those people who are held in the territory of Russian Federation captured in Crimea and illegally transferred to Russia,”

 

✅ Allegations against the prisoners include diversion and the plotting of terrorist attacks.

 

✅ There are many reasons people confess to the FSB, the number one being the use of violence.

 

✅ “The fact that everything is unclear is also a part of the plan; it’s a part of the hybrid war.”

 

✅ There are "more than 15 people in Crimea illegally detained plus those people who are held in the territory of Russian Federation captured in Crimea and illegally transferred to Russia," says Maria Tomak, Civic Activist at the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv.

 

 

In recent video footage provided by the Russian FSB, detained Crimean Tatar and alleged Zaporizhia citizen Rydwan Suleymanov is seen confessing to having been recruited by Ukrainian Intelligence to gather information in Crimea. According to a Ukrainian MP, Suleymanov was detained three weeks ago, and evidence shows that his supposed address in Zaporizhia does not exist. Tomak says there are many reasons people confess to the FSB, the number one being the use of force: “in numerous cases, there was a case of violence before they confessed.” She adds that these video confessions and selected prisoners are “very much in line with Russian propaganda,” and with the images the Russian Federation tries to create.

“The fact that everything is unclear is also a part of the plan; it’s a part of the hybrid war,” adds Tomak. While it might be difficult to prove the facts, Tomak says it is the task of the prosecutors of those who accuse Ukrainian citizens of being guilty to do so.

Hromadske’s Nataliya Gumenyuk and Andriy Kulykov spoke to Maria Tomak, Civic Activist at the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv during live broadcast of The Sunday Show on August 14th, 2016 in Kyiv.