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9 court proceedings against Ukrainians in Crimea in June

9 court proceedings against Ukrainians in Crimea in June

According to the data from Center for Civil Liberties in the Crimea, during June 2015 against Ukrainian citizens there were organized:

9 judicial sittings

1 sentence

3 penalties

10 detentions

7 interrogations

No less than 3 warnings.

In addition, the Center registered 6 criminal implementations, 1 room capture and many facts of denunciations of citizens of Ukraine.

Coordinator of the Center for Civil liberties, volunteer of Euromaidan SOS Maria Lysenko informed this during press briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.


Persecution of Ukrainians started before annexation and gathers pace now


Persecution of Ukrainian citizens and prohibition of pro-Ukrainian activities gathers pace in Crimea.

Crimean resident, Euromaidan activist Stanislav Krasnov appeared among persecuted for political reasons. According to him, persecution had begun long before the Crime was annexed.

‘At the end of 2013 there was first attack at my parents by Crimean Security Service. My flat was repeatedly searched in order to find evidence of radical activity’, – Stanislav Krasnov informed during the briefing.

Today, in accordance with laws of Russian Federation, Krasnov is accused of violating articles 282 – incitement to hatred and humiliation of human dignity.


World experts can hardly get into Crimea today


Facts of violation of the rights of Ukrainian citizens remain inside the occupied territory.

Currently it is almost impossible to demonstrate world experts an illegitimate attitude to the Ukrainians.

The law of Ukraine clearly states when foreigners have the right to get into the occupied territory. The first variant is if they have relatives and fallen relatives in Crimea. The second variant – if they have real estate.  Usually foreign experts have neither first nor second.

Expert of Regional Center for Human Rights Roman Martynovskiy mentioned that there is one more variant which would let foreigners get into Crimea – if they want to protect national interests and unity of state. Such permit is issued by Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

‘However, given the facts of persecution and pressure against any pro-Ukrainian activities, I, as an expert, consider this step dangerous for foreigners’, – Roman Martynovskiy said.

During press briefing experts also pointed out several rules for Ukrainian citizens who want to visit Crimea as tourists.

Coordinator of the Center Maria Lysenko advised to monitor one’s activity in social networks and phone messages. ‘This can be cause of your sudden arrest by Federal Security Service’, – she said.

Source: Ukraine Crisis Media Center

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