The Gender Trap: Women, Violence and Poverty
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The family of the Crimean Tatar human rights defender Emir-Usein Kuku is facing threats and harassment as a way to intimidate him. After his arrest, his son has been threatened by a man who said he worked for the Russian security service. The de facto authorities in Crimea have accused Emir-Usein Kuku of failing to protect his son and initiated an inquiry that could lead to him losing custody of him.
In 2012, Yecenia was arbitrarily detained, beaten and raped during 15 hours of torture until she was forced into a “confession”. Her long-overdue release today brings an end to four long years of i...