Russia sentences RFE/RL freelancer to six years in first case of torture of professional journalist in Crimea

russia imprisoned ukrainian journalist yesypenko in occupied crimeaOn 9 March, Vladyslav Yesypenko, a RFE/RL journalist who reported on developments in Crimea, filmed a flower-laying ceremony at the memorial of prominent Ukrainian writer Taras Shevchenko in Simferopol, the regional capital of Crimea — an action reminiscent of days before the Russian occupation. And just the next day, Yesypenko was detained by the FSB …

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