Contents tagged with human rights violations

  • Mejlis urges Crimean Tatars to publicize human rights abuses

    The First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Dzhelal, called on the Crimean Tatar community activists and all those who suffered from political repression in the Crimea to maximize the publicity of all human rights violations, in a statement to Krym.Realii.

    "On the very first day, when Ilmi Umerov (deputy head of Mejlis) was taken to a psychiatric institution, we immediately began to photograph everything and to report on the conditions here. That is why now, a …

  • OSCE: Human trafficking has increased considerably due to the war in eastern Ukraine

    The OSCE’s Special Representative and Coordinator to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Ambassador Madina Jarbussynova, announced at a press briefing that the war in eastern Ukraine has led to a significant increase in the number of people who find themselves in human trafficking networks.

    "Ukraine remains a country of origin, transit and the country of those who fall into the hands of traffickers. The crisis in Ukraine only increased the number of people who are at risk and end up in …

  • Lawyer: The list of persecuted Crimean Tatars is getting longer every week

    Mark Feygin, a Russian lawyer, says that he has compiled a list of Crimean Tatars who are political prisoners and who are being persecuted on political grounds. According to him, this list is getting longer every week, Krym.Realii reported.

    He also says that the list should be included “in future resolutions and statements by official and non-governmental international organizations”.

    “It is at 18 people today, but this list grows with each passing week. We as the defenders of the Crimean …

  • The number of complaints of human rights violations in the Crimea has risen sharply

    "There is a sharp increase in the number of complaints about human rights violations in Crimea," said Russia's Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova, on Friday, June 17th, as reported by news portal. Moskalkova compared the data for the first five months of 2016 with the same period in 2015.

    "In the Southern Federal District, the number of complaints about human rights violations increased by 80 percent and in the Crimea, by 75 percent," said the ombudswoman. These are …

  • The UN says it has reliable information about Russian troop movements in the Donbas

    The UN Representative for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, stated that the organization has reliable information about Russian troop movements in Ukraine, The Voice of America reports.

    “We have received credible reports of Russia’s military personnel movements across the border both to and from Ukraine. It contains heavy weapons as well. And the information is reliable,” the UN representative stated.

    Moreover, the UN report regarding the human rights situation in the Donbas states that about 2 …

  • US State Deparment calls for ending human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

    The US State Department has called on Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop human rights abuses, while at the same time appealing to the Ukrainian Government to investigate cases of human rights violations that were referred to in a recent UN report.

    This was stated by Deputy Spokesman of the State Department Mark Toner during a daily briefing on Friday.

    "We once again call on the so-called authorities in the separatist-controlled areas to cease their human rights abuses, …

  • German radio station: Prisoners are tortured in so-called DPR and LPR

    Deutschlandfunk radio reported that, according to Ukrainian human rights groups, prisoners are being tortured in 79 prisons in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

    The results of this investigation were published by the German public-law radio station Deutschlandfunk on the 18th of May. According to the radio station, human rights advocates are planning to transfer the collected materials to The Hague Tribunal for an investigation into possible war crimes.

    The head of …

  • European Parliament to adopt a resolution on human rights abuses against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will adopt a resolution concerning the human rights violations of Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament will hold a debate and adopt a resolution on violations by the Russian Federation of the rights of Crimean Tatars in the occupied Crimea, as was noted on the agenda of the next plenary meeting of the EU legislature which will be held on 9-12 May in Strasbourg.

    "Debates and vote on a resolution on human rights violations of Crimean Tatars, standards of democracy and …

  • Poroshenko urges the UN to investigate torture of Ukrainian prisoners in the occupied territories

    Poroshenko and Ban Ki-moon discussed the protection of human rights in the temporarily occupied territories.During a meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon,in Washington, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, urged to appoint a special UN Envoy to investigate the torture of forcibly detained Ukrainian citizens in Russia and the occupied territories of the Donbas, reports the Press Service of the Ukranian President.The parties paid special attention to the protection of human …

  • Poroshenko: Ukraine is pursuing the 'Geneva Plus' format for the de-occupation of Crimea

    Ukraine is holding negotiations in the Geneva Plus format for the de-occupation of Crimea with the international community involving participation from the EU, US and signatories from the Budapest Memorandum using the 'Geneva Plus' format.

    As the President of Ukraine stated on March 18 on his Facebook page, "over the last two years, there have been mass arrests and repressions in Crimea. The rights of the Crimean Tatars are cynically violated. The behavior of Crimean occupants is becoming more …