Madeline Roache London-based freelance journalist focusing on human rights conditions in the former Soviet Union, London, UK

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Crimean Tatar political activist Ilmi Umerov (second from left) during a trial in Simferopol, Crimea. The Russian authorities charged Umerov with criminal separatism and detained him at a psychiatric facility for several weeks for opposing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. (Photo: Ilmi Umerov’s Facebook account)