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Ukrainian Helsinki Group records over 1000 cases of human rights violations in Crimea

According to the group representative, it is a violation of property rights and forcible displacement
15:10, 12 December 2017

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Ukrainian Helsinki Group recorded more than a thousand of cases of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea - violation of property rights and forcible displacement. The representative of the Ukraine’s office of the organization on human rights Oleksandr Pavlychenko reported this at the briefing on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"As for today, two more new messages were submitted by our law enforcement agencies in close cooperation with the Crimean Prosecutor's Office. It is a violation of property rights and forced displacement of persons, who were forced to move from the territory where they lived to the continental Ukraine. Today, more than a thousand of such cases have been documented by our organization, which form the basis of the presentation, " Pavlychenko said.

He added that in total, Ukraine sent three messages to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Related: Ukraine’s Helsinki Union creates center to document war crimes

As it was reported earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko thanked the participants of Ukrainian Helsinki Group at the meeting on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its founding on November 9, 2016.

Poroshenko met with prominent Ukrainian human rights activists - the founders and members of the Ukrainian community groups to promote the implementation of the Helsinki Accords (Ukrainian Helsinki Group) on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the human rights organization.

Related: Human Rights Day: Ukraine urges Russia to release political prisoners

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