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UN Secretary General prepares report on human rights in Crimea, which informs about repression

Source : 112 Ukraine

The report records the ongoing practices of illegal persecution of Crimeans, the use of torture, the transfer of illegally convicted persons to the territory of Russia
19:41, 20 June 2021

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has prepared an interim report on the human rights situation in Crimea, which refers to the numerous persecutions of the local population. First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova informed about this on her Facebook page.

"The report records the continuing practices of illegal persecution of Crimeans, the use of torture, the transfer of illegally convicted persons to the territory of Russia, the impunity of the Russian occupation authorities, including the FSB," Dzhaparova noted.

In addition, the document separately notes the retrospective application of Russian legislation in Crimea, in particular for the attack on freedom of the media and depriving Crimeans of housing, which is actually one of the forms of forced change in the demographic composition of the population.

Also, the UN Secretary General draws attention to the attack on religious freedom, in particular to the persecution of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine on the peninsula.

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This report has been prepared in response to last year's UN General Assembly Resolution 75/192. It will be presented during the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which begins its work on Monday.

As we informed, the city of Yalta was covered with a powerful downpour. Due to the flooding caused by heavy rains, an emergency regime was introduced.

It is noted that on June 18, 135 mm of precipitation fell in Yalta, which is three monthly norms.

As a result of bad weather, one person died. The deceased man was 26 years old, he was carried away by a stream of water.

In Crimea, 1,773 people were evacuated from the flooded areas, including 321 children.

Related: Crimean occupation authorities announce "catastrophic damage" after floods in Yalta

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