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EU condemns systemic human rights violations in annexed Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Union expects Russia to stop putting pressure on the Crimean Tatar community
08:06, 9 July 2020

The European Union
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The European Union has condemned systemic violations of human rights in Russian-occupied Crimea. The relevant statement is published on the EU’s official website.

The EU expects Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. International human rights standards must be guaranteed in the peninsula. Full, free, and unrestricted access for international human rights actors to the whole territory of Ukraine, including Crimea and Sevastopol, continues to be paramount,” the message reads.

It was also emphasized that the European Union was unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

Related: French MEPs visit Crimea illegally to observe Russia’s constitutional vote

As we reported earlier, on June 7, officers of Russia's law enforcement bodies conducted searches in the premises of the Crimean Tatars located in different parts of the annexed Crimea.

According to preliminary data from the human rights office of lawyers, six people have been detained: Zyiadynov Emil Ibrahimov Ismet Sufianov Alim Khairetdinov Seiran Syzykov Oleksandr and Bektemyrov Vadym. All were taken to the office of the Crimean FSB in Simferopol.

Related: EU ambassadors support prolongation of 'Crimean’ sanctions against Russia

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