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ECHR obliges Russia to provide information on captured Ukrainian sailors

The Russian government should do it until December 3
17:00, 30 November 2018

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has forced the Russian Federation to provide the information about captured sailors, according to the rule 54 of the court’s regulation, in the response to the appeals of the government of Ukraine on the protection of the rights of the Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in Kerch Strait as Ivan Lishchyna, Ukraine’s Commissioner on ECHR at Justice Ministry reported on Facebook.

Particularly, Russia should provide information on the capture of the sailors and legal bases of their detention, places of their detention, caused injuries and provided medical service.

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“The Russian government should provide this information until the next Monday”, Lishchyna noted.

As we reported earlier, the coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.   

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian sailors, arrested by the Russian special force fighters in Kerch Strait, were transferred from Simferopol detention centre in the occupied Crimea.  

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It was also reported that Ukrainian sailors detained in Kerch Strait were transferred from annexed Crimea to Moscow prison. In his turn, Deputy Prosecutor of Crimea Ihor Ponochovny could not confirm the information of the lawyer to 112 Ukraine and claimed that it was not verified yet.

On November 30, 21 Ukrainian sailors have been delivered to Lefortovo remand center in Moscow, three others are in the hospital of Matrosskaya Tishina prison. 

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