Contents tagged with human rights violations

  • Amnesty International Urges Moscow to Respond to Kadyrov's Statements

    Threats made by the head of the Chechen Republic against opposition leaders, the media, and human rights activists have raised the concern of Amnesty International. The organization notes that it's dangerous to do human rights work and openly criticize the government in Russia.

    International human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has urged the Russian authorities to "immediately and unhesitatingly" respond to the harsh statements of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, which …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office investigates 30 abduction cases in Crimea

    The press service of the Prosecutor’s Office reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating 30 criminal cases of abduction in occupied Crimea. The Prosecutor’s Office stated that the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, has processed evidence relating to the abduction of 30 Crimean Tatars in Crimea.

    “Currently, measures are being taken to locate the almost 30 missing citizens of Ukraine and bring the perpetrators to justice. The pre-trial investigation of these cases …

  • Widespread human rights violations in Pro-Kremlin separatist republics

    The majority of Ukrainian prisoners of war were roughly treated and even outright tortured in the detention centers of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, areas which are out of the Ukrainian government’s control. Ukrinform, the National News Agency of Ukraine reports that this information was made public on Friday by the representatives of public organizations together with the Verkhovna Rada's (Parliament of Ukraine) representative for human rights.

    Human rights defenders interviewed more than 1 …