UN records 32 violation of right to fair trial in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

From August 16 to November 15, physical assaults on lawyers were conducted, and forcibly gave confessions
19:43, 17 December 2018
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32 transgressions of right for a fair judicial proceeding have been recorded in Ukraine from August 16 to November 15. Head of the UN Monitoring Mission for Human Rights Fiona Frazer claimed this during the presentation of the 24th report of the mission, according to 

In particular, for three months in Ukraine, lawyers were attacked, forcibly giving confessions and a long-term pre-trial detention as a means of pressure were carried out against them. 

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Besides, people on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk/Luhansk Republics, “DPR” and “LPR,” are affected by the decisions and structures of the administration of justice imposed in violation of the Minsk agreements and the Constitution of Ukraine.  

As we reported earlier, within the period on August 16 – November 15, 44 cases of human rights violations were recorded in annexed Crimea.  

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According to Fiona Frazer, these violations include arbitrary use of legislation on countering extremism in Crimea, which suppresses dissidence, inspired fear and do not let people use freedom expression, freedom of association, peaceful assembly and other human rights.

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