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Ukraine to file complain to ECHR against Russia on captured sailors

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is about the violation of the rights for freedom and medical service by Russia
21:22, 31 December 2018

Radio Liberty

Ukraine gathers the information on the violation of the ECHR decision by Russia on the provision of the treatment to the Ukrainian sailors and provision of all rights and freedoms to them, according to the European Convention on Human Rights. Ivan Lishchyna, the ECHE Commissioner made such statement as RBK-Ukraine reported.

He reminded that the ECHR partially granted the appeal of Ukraine due to the attack of Russia at the Ukrainian sailors.

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“The court only partially granted it as the decision of the European Court does not fully oblige to release the sailors, but it was granted in this part: it obliged Russia to provide them the medical treatment. Now we are working to gather the proper information and file it to the ECHR in the part, where as we think, Russia violates its commitment,” Lishchyna said.

The issue is about the violations of the rights for freedom and medical service by Russia.

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“The treatment concerned the previous events; it should be done right now. Generally, we gather the information on the general violations of the human rights against the sailors. Particularly, the rights for personal freedom (Article 5 of the European Convention), conditions of the remand (Article 3). The issue will be about the treatment, it will be one of the moments. Moskalkova (Russia’s ombudswoman, - 112.international) reports that they provide the treatment and we have another information. Not everyone is provided and with not proper one. Generally, as we file the appeal, we will inform about all violation, which will be pointed out (at the interstate statement, - 112.internaitonal),” he added.

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On November 25, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy attacked the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov. 21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison, also in the Russian capital. On December 3, the Russian prosecutors officially accused Ukrainian sailors with the 'illegal crossing of the state border' during the attack in the Kerch Strait.

On December 26, Crimean Supreme Court left all Ukrainian sailors under arrest.

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