Ukraine demands from Russia to stop violation of human rights in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the Ukrainian diplomats urged the international society to enhance the pressure on Russia
15:38, 18 April 2019

MFA of Ukraine

Foreign Ministry of Ukraine demands from Russia to stop the violation of the human rights on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea once more and condemns another illegal persecution of the Crimean Tatars, as the ministry reported.

“Ukraine demands from the Russian Federation to stop the violation of the human rights on the temporary occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, immediately release all illegally detained citizens of Ukraine, provide the compliance with obligations of Russia as the state-occupant in accordance with the international law, fulfill the resolution of the UN General Assembly,” the message said.

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The diplomats also urged the international society to enhance the pressure on Russia to stop the violation of the human rights in temporary occupied Crimea, release of the illegally detained citizens of Ukraine and speed up of the de-occupation of the peninsula.

“The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine expresses strong protest due to the illegal decision of the Russian occupation “court” in Simferopol city on the conviction of citizens of Ukraine Ruslan Trubach, Bekir Degermendzhi and Kazim Ametov to three years and Asan Chapukh to three and a half years in jail conditionally on the fabricated accusation of the extortion,” the message said.

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The Ministry pointed out that the detainees are old age people, who have serious problems with health and have not received adequate medical service for a long time.

“It led to the fact that Bekir Degermendzhi was in a coma a few weeks after the arrest. Asan Chapukh suffered a mild stroke during the detention,” the ministry noted.

The Foreign Ministry also condemns the retaliatory actions of the Russian occupants on the pretext of the investigation of Hizb-ut-Tahrir case.

“We demand the immediate release of Raim Aivazov and other Crimean Tatars, who stay in the Russian jails on the base of the fabricated Hizb-ut-Tahrir case,” the department emphasized.

Related: Prosecutor’s office gathers data on over 20,000 law enforcers who worked in Crimea during occupation

On April 17, Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB took in Raim Aivazov, the Crimean Tatar. The man was detained at Kalanchak checkpoint in the occupied Crimea. 

Earlier, the Russian enforcers detained Imam Rustem Abilev near Sevastopol after his house had been searched in Shturmove village.

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