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4,950 violations of human rights observed in Crimea in 2017-2020

Source : 112 Ukraine

Most of these cases concerned violations of the right for a fair trial, illegal detentions and illegal interrogations
16:32, 11 May 2021

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In 2017-2020, human rights activists observed 4,950 basic violations of human rights in the occupied Crimea. This is mentioned in the research held by Crimean Tatar Resource Centre, reports press office of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre.

Most of these cases concerned violations of the right for a fair trial, illegal detentions and illegal interrogations (in total, 70 percent of all sorts of violations combined). In 13 percent of cases, people were illegally arrested; in seven percent of cases, they had their right for psysical and mental health violated. Illegal searches were observed in five percent of cases - just as many as cases of illegal escort under guard (five percent).  

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"We analyzed the dynamics of the change of the number of basic violations of human righs in Crimea; and we come to conclusion that the overall number of searches grew fivefold, detentions - almost threefold, interrogations - by twice; the number of arrests grew up by 15 times (...)", said Eskender Bariev, the Director of the Board of Crimean Tatar Resource Centre, head of Department for Legal Issues and Foreign Affairs of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people.

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