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UN Monitoring Mission - 12 civilians die over three months in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Moreover, according to the report of the Mission, 93 civilians were injured
14:24, 19 September 2018

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UN Monitoring Mission on Human Rights in Ukraine reports that since May 16 till August 15, twelve civilians died and 93 were injured in the conflict in Donbas, as Fiona Fraser, the Head of the mission, said on the briefing, Ukrainian News report.

As the representatives of the mission noted, the violations of the human rights continue taking place in Donbas conflict zone.

12 civilians died and 93 people were injured over the reporting period (three months), the majority of them – at the end of May.

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Around 40% of the aspects of injuries of the civilians happened due to the lack of responsible care with the explosive devices found.

The UN Monitoring Mission also recorded 63 cases of human rights violations over the reporting period.

Fraser noted that both of the conflict sides committed such violations as tortures, sexual abuse and illegal detention.

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The UN officers were not allowed into the detention facilities in the so-called “LDNR”, but they visited seven prisons on the Ukraine-controlled territory and talked to 64 prisoners.

The UN Mission is concerned about the fact that the majority of the sentences, 60% of them, for the separatists and militants detained by the Ukrainian law enforcers are made under a deal with the prosecution and plea. The representatives of the UN suppose that the accused make such deals forcefully. They urge the judges to check these circumstances properly.

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Reportedly, since the beginning of 2018, around 80 Ukrainian soldiers died and more than 560 were wounded in Donbas.

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