Contents tagged with human rights violations
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 …
FIDH: The Mejlis ban may lead to a wave of persecution of Crimean Tatars
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights condemn the persecution of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea. This was stated in an official statement on the International Federation for Human Rights website on Wednesday, March 2, as reported by Krym.Realii. The report also reviewed the actions of the Russian authorities in Crimea and the case scheduled for the 3rd of March in court, which aims to prohibit the Mejlis on the …
EU expresses concern over violation of rights of Crimean Tatars
The European Union expressed concern over the systematic violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the residents of the Russian-occupied Crimea and, in particular, the Crimean Tatars, the Press Officer of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, David Stulik, said.
In particular, the EU strongly condemned the illegal detention of thirteen Ukrainian citizens and representatives of the Crimean Tatars by the Russian authorities in the Crimea on February 11-12, 2016 he said in an interview with the …
Russian FSB carries out operation against 11 Crimean Tatars
On the 11th of February, representatives of the Russian Federal Security Bureau (FSB), accompanied by Special Forces, stormed the houses of Crimean Tatars who adhere to the canons of Islam. There were 11 cases of houses being searched on that day, and 12 people were detained. Searches were performed in Yalta, Alushta and Bakhchysarai.
The searches involved smashing windows and placing bags over the heads of suspected terrorists and traitors. At 6 am, Russian Security servicemen entered the …
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Concerned with Human Rights Situation in Crimea
Ukraine is deeply concerned about human rights violations by Russia in the Crimea, as well as in some areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as reported in a statement by the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The reports from international organizations and human rights institutions unanimously record massive harassment by the Russian occupation forces of ethnic Ukrainians and the indigenous Crimean Tatar population of the Crimea for political and national motives; including …
PACE criticizes Russia and Azerbaijan for oppression of human rights advocates
A journalist for European Pravda reported from Strasbourg that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted two resolutions in response to the negative feedback received regarding the state of democracy in the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and to a lesser extent, a number of other countries.
These resolutions were based on systematic harassments of non-governmental organizations as well as the restriction of the rights of human rights advocates. The …
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry calls on OSCE to react to human rights violations in Crimea
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to react to human rights violations in Crimea and other regions of Ukraine which are beyond the control of the country. This was stated by the Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vasyl Pokotylo, at a round table dedicated to Germany’s presidency of the OSCE in 2016.Pokotylo continued, “We believe that the …
Freedom House report suggests human rights and civil liberties are deteriorating in Russia
A report issued by Freedom House stated that Russia is considered to be a “non-free” country”, and was given a rating of 6. States that have the lowest rating of 7 include North Korea, Uzbekistan, Syria, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, and Turkmenistan.
The US-based international human rights group found that freedom worldwide declined in 2015 for the 10th consecutive year.
The discussions relating to Russia began with the observation that the country’s worsening economic situation compelled the …
Poroshenko: 'Geneva Plus' Provides a Road Map for the Return of Crimea to Ukraine
An international platform, tentatively referred to as ‘Geneva Plus,’ would provide a number of measures for freeing Crimea from Russian occupation, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Proposed measures would range from sanctions, international pressure, and the release of illegally detained Ukrainians, to the judicial protection of the interests of Ukraine in international courts, as stated by Poroshenko in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday, January 24th.