UN Human Rights Office criticises situation in Crimea

UN Human Rights Office criticises situation in Crimea

UN Human Rights Office criticises situation in Crimea

In a fresh report, the United Nations human rights agency said that Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula in March 2014 had set off a broad crackdown targeting Ukrainian institutions and culture.

The UN rights chief accused Russian Federation of failing to investigate alleged human rights violations.

He said it in connection with a report claiming a deterioration in the sphere of rights in Crimea that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. "They can not own agricultural land, vote and be elected, register a religious community, apply to hold a public meeting, hold positions in the public administration and re-register their private vehicle on the peninsula".

Some detainees were ill-treated, and at least three died after they did not receive the medical care they needed, the report says. Proceeding from this stance, the authors of the document invoke provisions of the worldwide law that apply to temporarily occupied territories.

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"There is an urgent need for accountability for human rights violations and abuses and for providing the victims with redress", UN High Commissioner for Human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein said.

The Tatar Parliament, the Mejlis, boycotted the referendum on joining Russian Federation.

Immediately after annexing Crimea, Russian authorities said that all Ukrainians on the peninsula would be recognized as Russian citizens, unless they submitted a written rejection.

Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine after the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych following mass protests in Kiev.

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"Education in the Ukrainian language has nearly disappeared from Crimea", it added.

"OHCHR documented 10 cases of persons who disappeared and are still missing", reads a report by OHCHR for the period from February 22, 2014 to September 12, 2017, which was published on Monday.

Lead author Fiona Frazer, who also runs the UN's office in Ukraine, told reporters that "a lack of impartiality of the judiciary" in Crimea had left those abused with little hope of legal justice and accountability.

It added that the ban on the Mejlis "has infringed on the civil, political and cultural rights of Crimean Tatars".

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BACKGROUND: Development of the report was guided by UN General Assembly resolution 68/262, reaffirming the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and General Assembly resolution 71/205, recognizing Crimea as a territory of Ukraine which is temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.

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