Ukraine investigating more than 60 cases of human rights violations in the Crimea

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea located in Kyiv has initiated more than 60 criminal cases of human rights violations in the annexed Crimea, in which the injured parties are more than 150 citizens.

Prosecutor Hyunduz Mamedov of the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARC) reported this in a broadcast on radio Krym.realii.

“We are not leaving these facts unattended. The Prosecutor General’s Office of the ARC is currently carrying out the procedural management of more than 60 criminal proceedings regarding violations of human rights and the freedom of citizens in the temporarily occupied territory of the Crimea, and the injured parties in them are more than 150 Ukrainian citizens,” Mamedov reported.

According to him, the Prosecutor General’s Office is collecting evidence of the illegal actions of the so-called law enforcement agencies created in the Crimea after the annexation in 2014.

“We’re talking about including with the materials of case procedural documents, according to which our citizens have been illegally imprisoned, restricted in other basic rights and freedoms envisaged in the Constitution of Ukraine. More than 50 witnesses have been questioned regarding the mentioned criminal proceedings,” the prosecutor noted.

He stressed that the materials of these criminal proceedings draw on a large amount of information from publications in the media, as well as materials on the results of work with social, state and international organizations.

As Mamedov stated, the inability of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the ARC to carry out investigations directly in the Crimea is compensated by the ARC’s Prosecutor General’s Office on-line the registry of violations of human rights and the freedoms of Ukrainian citizens in the Crimean territory.

“This site is unique in that any person can go onto it and provide additional facts. Making use of the opportunity, I would like to ask the witnesses and victims of crimes who have documents, photo and video-materials which could be used as materials in a criminal case of human rights violations in the Crimea to contact us at the Prosecutor General’s Office”, Mamedov said.

  Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, human rights violations

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