Violations spotted during Transgender March in Kyiv, - Human Rights Commissioner

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denisova has sent a request to law enforcement bodies with a relevant statement
11:42, 25 May 2021

Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova
Lyudmyla Denisova Facebook

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova has sent a request to the law enforcement bodies toward the proper investigation of “intolerable and aggressive attitude” against the partakers of the Transgender March as Denisova reported on Facebook.

“On May 22, in Kyiv, at Mykhailivska Square, the Transgender March took place, during it, the cases of intolerable and aggressive attitude against the partakers of the gatherings. I have sent a request to the law enforcement bodies for proper investigation of mentioned facts, including the possible motive of intolerance on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,” she stated.

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Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner underlined that according to 68 Article of the Constitution of Ukraine, nobody can trench on rights and freedoms, honor and dignity of other people. Moreover, according to Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to peaceful gathering and freedom of unity with other people cannot be restricted.

Lyudmyla Denisova also noted that the observation of the principle of nondiscrimination during the implementation by citizens of main rights and freedom is under her control.

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The traditional Transgender March, organized by the public organizations Kyivpride and Cohorta, took place in Kyiv. The event was attended by approximately 150 people. Public order was monitored by more than 400 representatives of the police, the National Guard, the patrol police, the police of the dialogue. There was also a rapid response squad and public observers.

During the march, a few people tried to attack the members of the march.

According to Kyiv Police, Transgender March took place without blatant violations of the order.

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