People in the annexed Crimea becoming increasingly powerless – HRW

Since the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation the situation with human rights on the Peninsula deteriorated. This is stated in the international Human rights organization Human rights watch in 2017, as stated by its representative in Ukraine Tatyana Cooper during the presentation of the report on Thursday, January 12, in Kiev, transfers «Interfax-Ukraine».

«From the beginning of taking control of the Peninsula by Russia the situation with human rights there is very much deteriorated,» she said.

She noted that, despite the fact that representatives of Human rights watch was unable to visit Crimea, but the situation with human rights on the Peninsula and they track very close.

«We Express our deep concern about the persecution of Crimean Tatars for their peaceful protest against the occupation of the Crimea», — said Cooper.

According to her, the report notes that the Crimean Tatars are subjected by the occupying authorities of harassment, criminal prosecution for their actions, when speaking against the occupation and speak about the violation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

According to Cooper, the report reflected the specific facts of the oppression of the Crimean Tatars on the Peninsula.

In 2014, Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimea; the world does not recognize this step. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has officially announced the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea on 20 February 2014. Russia calls the occupation and annexation of the Peninsula «restoration of historical justice».

The number of political prisoners in Russia for the year increased more than twice. This was announced by Russian human rights centre «memorial». Human rights activists say that a year ago, the list of political prisoners consisted of 50 people, today, in both list includes a total of 102 people. In the first list were accused in the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir and Crimean Tatars.

We will remind, the UN General Assembly on December 19 adopted a resolution in which Russia is recognized by the occupier. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol got the status of temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. Not recognized the annexation of the Ukrainian Peninsula.

People in the annexed Crimea becoming increasingly powerless – HRW 13.01.2017

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