Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: Russia must release Radio Liberty’s reporter
Mykola Semena is among Ukrainian citizens who fell victims to political persecutions by the Kremlin
The Ministry said it is deeply disturbed by numerous reports about Ukrainian citizens disappearing in Crimea, as well as by criminal persecutions against them across the annexed peninsula.
‘The case of Ukrainian reporter Mykola Semena is a bright example of such persecutions of Ukrainain citizens; the journalist is being detained and illegally held by the occupant Russian government, under the trumped-up charges of separatism. Semena’s case is rather emblematic for the scale of the repressive policy of the occupant authorities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. This policy is aimed at concealing from the society huge problems in the area of human rights protection, as well as media freedom’, reads the statement at the Ministry's website.
Besides, the Ministry expressed concern over Semena’s worsened health conditions, which they say could be another piece of evidence against Russian law enforcement agencies that widely use tortures during investigations.
‘We demand that the Russian Federation, the occupant state, stop persecuting Mykola Semena and release him immediately’, reads the message.
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