Guterres pointed out the violations of the rights of defendants and the absence of impartial public trial
The UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres, released a report on violations of human rights in annexed Crimea, which clearly documented the new Russia’s violations of international humanitarian law. Russia continues to use the occupied territories of its criminal legislation.
This was stated by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN, Sergey Kislitsa, reports “UKRINFORM”.
“The report of the UN Secretary General Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol clearly identified as temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation the territory of Ukraine. In addition, it is noted that Russia continues to use the occupied territories of its criminal legislation. Such actions are a violation by the occupant of international humanitarian law,” he said.
According to the Ukrainian diplomat, UN Secretary-General pointed out that the Russian authorities continue to block access to the Office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights on the Peninsula for monitoring.
He stressed that the document pointed out specific violations of the rights of defendants and the absence of impartial public trial in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. Sorrel said that the report indicated that detainees do not provide adequate protection and are not allowed to meet with the Ukrainian Consul.
Also special mention of the torture and the forced relocation of defendants and convicts of the Crimean people on the territory of neighboring Russia. He added that the report of the UN Secretary General has particularly drawn to the continuing practice of searches and raids, primarily the Crimean Tatars, as well as on violations of freedom of Assembly, freedom of speech, religious rights and ban the activities of Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars.
In the document, according to Oxalis, also refers to the illegality of the automatic extension of Russian citizenship to Ukrainians, who live in the annexed Peninsula.
“We are grateful to the Secretary-General and other UN agencies for regular monitoring of violations by Russia of human rights and international humanitarian law on the Crimean Peninsula. It is important that this speaks not only for Ukraine and its partners, but to extend the official documents of the United Nations with a clear display of the consequences of the Russian occupation,” – said the permanent representative of Ukraine.
According to Oxalis, the report will become a “supplementary tool” of international pressure on Russia to de-occupation of the Crimean Peninsula and bringing the country to international legal responsibility.
Earlier at a public debate in the UN Oxalis said that Russia violates the rights of children in the temporarily occupied Crimea.