Human rights violations in Russian-occupied Crimea continue, with no tangible improvements seen over the past 10 months, a report by the UN Human Rights Office published today says.
From August 20 to August 28, on the shore of the Sea of Azov, in the village Strilkove (Chokrak), the Crimean Tatar Resource Center, CPAFC in cooperation with the Estonian Institute of Human Rights, with the assistance of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine, conducted the International Liberal Summer Camp "Liberty Camp ". 24 young activists from Ukraine (including the occupied Crimea), Turkey, Europe and Australia took part in the "Liberty Camp". The purpose of the camp is to unite young people, exchange experiences, obtain information about liberal values, the occupation of Crimea and the modern international order, civil initiatives, liberation movements, international law on human rights and conducting public actions and campaigns.
It became known that on June 28, a civic journalist and an activist of the Crimean Solidarity, Nariman Memediminov, without the decision of the court, based only on the investigator's decision, was forcibly placed in a hospital to undergo a psychiatric examination. He will spend at least 20 days in the hospital. This is reported by the "Crimean Solidarity" with reference to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov.
On Thursday, June 28, Russian "law enforcers" searched the house of Akhtem Mustafayev in Bakhchysarai who is the driver of the wife of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev. He and his father were detained, but after the "investigative measures" they were both released, - reports "Crimean Solidarity".
The chairman of the permanent Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Volodymyr Ariev, said that he managed to convince the PACE Bureau to hold the debate on Ukrainian political prisoners during the summer session of the assembly. The debate will be held on Thursday, June 28.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands Russia to allow Denisova to visit Ukrainian political prisoners
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on Russia to allow the Ukrainian ombudsperson Liudmila Denisova to Ukrainian political prisoners who are illegally held in the dungeons of the FSB and Russian colonies.
On Monday, June 25, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (COE) Thorbjorn Jagland has filed an official request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, was sentenced to 20 years in a strict regime penal colony. This was announced by the Director of the Communications Department, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Daniel Holtgen to the DW publication, reports Krim.Realii.
In Crimea, the political prisoner Vladimir Balukh intensifies his hunger strike, drinking only water. Such a decision is a protest against the provocation of the detention facility administration in relation to the Ukrainian activist. It has been reported on the website of "Krym.Realii".