7,000 Ukrainians currently imprisoned abroad, - Ombudsman Denisova

Source : 112 Ukraine

2,000 of them serve their terms in Russia
10:42, 21 July 2020

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova

As of now, 7,000 Ukrainian citizens are imprisoned abroad. This was announced by the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova on Facebook following her speech at the 20th OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference.

"About 7,000 Ukrainian citizens serve their sentences abroad, 2,000 of them - in Russia," Denisova stated during her speech.

According to her, some Ukrainians were victims of human trafficking in foreign prisons. They were involved in the transportation and distribution of drugs in foreign countries.

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As we reported earlier, Ukrainian MP, co-chairman of the group for interparliamentary relations with the Republic of Turkey Rustem Umerov stated that the number of people imprisoned by the Russian authorities for political reasons in the occupied territories of Ukraine had approached 120.

"The occupation of Crimea and eastern Ukraine has been going on for 6 years. The number of political prisoners has approached 120 and the number of fatherless children has reached 200. I do not think it is going to end. It continues as a psychological attack on our families, our elderly and our children," he said.

Related: EU condemns detention of Crimean Tatars by Russia

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