Russian law enforcers detain thirty Ukrainian activists in occupied Crimea, - ombudswoman

Source : 112 Ukraine

The people gathered next to a detention facility in Simferopol to welcome the release of local Crimean Tatar lawyer who spent 12 days behind the bars
08:48, 24 November 2021

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova

Russian law enforcers apprehended some three dozen Ukrainian activists in Crimea. They came to the Simferopol remand centre to welcome the release of Edem Semedlyayev, the local Crimean Tatar lawyer who spend 12 says in detention. Lyudmyla Denisova, the Ukrainian ombudswoman reported that on Facebook.

"Crimean lawyer Edem Semedlyayev left the Simferopol remand centre where he spent 12 days of administrative arrest under illegal charges with "resisting police workers". Dozens of activists came to welcome Edem, but they were detained by the Russian riot police detachment", the official wrote.

According to her, there are 31 people on the list, including ten women and four reporters. Currently, these people are staying at the police department in Simferopol.

Related: Over 230 cases of political persecution recorded in occupied Crimea

Denisova claimed that by taking such action, the occupant state breaches Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms, according to which everyone has a right for free expression of one's views. This right includes the freedom to express one's views without any interference of state authorities.

Related: UN General Assembly Committee passes draft resolution on human rights in Crimea


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