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May 2 clashes in Odesa: Arrests of 10 suspects could be legal,- UN
15:14, 4 November 2016
May 2 clashes in Odesa: Arrests of 10 suspects could be legal,- UN

48 people died during deadly clashes in Odesa on May 2 between pro-Russian activists and unitary Ukraine supporters

15:14, 4 November 2016

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention could not come to a conclusion that arrests of 10 people involved in crowd control in Odesa on May 2, 2014 were illegal. Among detainees there are nine Ukrainian citizens and one Russian. This was reported on the site of the organization.

Having thoroughly studied arguments of claims initiators and government’s answer, the experts came to a conclusion that situation summaries of each party do not contradict one another. Based on information provided UN Working Group could not come to a conclusion that that arrest of these ten people was arbitrary, the message says.

UN Working Group concluded that deadly clashes between pro-Russian activists and unitary Ukraine supporters took place in Odesa on May 2. As a result of these clashes 48 people were killed. 42 people were burned or suffocated at the Odesa Trade Unions building, at which protesters supposedly threw Molotov cocktails.  

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Regular reports of UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine also inform that investigation of tragic events in Odesa proceed extremely slowly.

As it was reported earlier 2 years ago in Odesa, as a result of cruel riots, 48 people were killed; but it is still too early to talk about accountability for crimes committed.

The absence of comprehensive official information on the events of May 2 gave rise to many myths within the Russian Federation media that use this tragedy for their own purposes.

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