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Over 300 cases of pressure on journalists reported in Crimea during five years of occupation

Such pressure means physical attacks, torture, arbitrary detention, seizure of property, searches, psychological pressure, denial of access to information and other forms of obstruction of journalistic activities
17:11, 3 November 2019

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During the five years of occupation, law enforcement officers reported more than 300 cases of pressure on journalists in Crimea. The representative office of the President of Ukraine in Crimea states this on Facebook.

Such pressure means physical attacks, torture, arbitrary detention, seizure of property, searches, psychological pressure, denial of access to information and other forms of obstruction of journalistic activities.

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European Parliament held the debate on the situation in Ukraine, during which Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy, as well as Nathan Gill, a MEP from the UK and a member of the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights Nathan Gill, together with Katerina Konecna, MEP representing the Czech Republic spoke about the need to protect freedom of speech, which is currently under threat in Ukraine, and stressed that they are ready to take the necessary steps as EEAS reported. “For sure the protection of minority inside Ukraine and also media freedom is part of our constant work with the institutions, and also with the civil society,” Federica Mogherini said.

She also underlined a large scope of the issues on Ukraine, that the European Parliament is dealing with.

“I also want to guarantee to you that all suggestions and inputs, on different topics, be it on the kind of support we can give to the support process inside Ukraine or to the Minsk Agreement implementation and the resolution of the conflict, will be reflected in our discussion with the 28 Foreign Ministers of Member States on Monday but also and mainly with our Ukrainian counterpart as the Foreign Minister [Vadym Prystaiko] is joining us on Monday,” she added.

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