88 people kept in Russian captivity in occupied Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Crimean human rights group points to the fact that Russia seems to be making concessions and freeing people, however, on the other hand, it arrests even more
16:18, 22 December 2019
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88 people are captured by the occupation authorities on the territory of Crimea. This was announced by head of the Crimean human rights group Olga Skrypnyk in an interview with Hromadske.
“So the situation has not improved. Now, according to Crimean cases, 88 people are behind bars," Skrypnyk noted.
She also drew attention to the fact that there are cases in which the occupation authorities are persecuting even those people who supported Russia in Crimea.

The human rights activist pointed to statistics that indicate that 12 people were released in 2019, but then 40 new people were deprived of freedom. Of these, 38 were imprisoned.

Russia seems to be making concessions and freeing people, however, on the other hand, it arrests, even more, Skrypnyk summed up.

Earlier the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that calls on the Russian Federation to stop human rights violations in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol. Oleh Nikolenko, the speaker of the Ukrainian mission to the UN, stated this on Facebook.

65 people voted in favor, 23 against.

"Despite significant opposition from the Russian Federation, which sometimes boiled down to open threats, Ukraine managed to hold two extremely important documents at the UN - on the problem of the militarization of Crimea, and on protecting the rights of people who are forced to live under occupation," Nikolenko said.

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