Ten people reported missing in the Crimea, believed to be on political and ethnic grounds

According to a statement issued by the press service of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ten people are reported missing on political or ethnic grounds in the Crimea.

“The lack of responsibility and reparations for victims nourishes impunity,” the statement stresses. As noted in the report, the right to peaceful assembly is restricted in the Crimea, and law enforcement authorities continue to examine and persecute people for expressing their opinions, which are wrongfully regarded as extremist. Moreover, the so-called trial of the deputy chairman of the Mejlis, Ilmi Umerov, who was subjected to involuntary psychiatric examination and released after a month-long forced stay in a hospital, was mentioned in the report.

Earlier it was reported that during the period of the Crimean annexation, there have been about 22 people missing, many of whom are Crimean Tatars.

  Ukraine, Russia, Crimea, Crimean Tartars

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