Occupants in the Crimea beat confessions of prisoners torture – UNUncategorized March 15, 2017
Russian occupants in Crimea would resort to torture of detainees to extract confessions and illegally intervene in the work of lawyers who defend human rights. About that today at the briefing said the head of the UN monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine Fiona Fraser, the correspondent LIGA.net.
“The UN resolution says that Crimea is temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation territory. In this report, we Express our deep concern about the serious human rights violations in Crimea, particularly against detainees. “Power” in the Crimea resorted to forced extortion of confession through torture and ill-treatment,” she said, noting that Crimean prisoners continue to illegally transfer to the penitentiary institution in Russia, where the UN documented cases of denial of medical care, which led to the death of one detainee.
Fraser also noted that the UN documented the facts of illegal intervention in the work of lawyers in the occupied Crimea, “engaged in high-profile cases related to human rights.”
Russia has occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2014 year. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially declared on 20 February 2014 beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Key international organizations, including the UN General Assembly has condemned Russia’s actions and called the annexation and occupation of Crimea illegal. Against Russia were imposed economic sanctions. For the implementation by Moscow of the so-called elections with the participation of the Crimea in 2016-m to year the Parliament of Ukraine recognized the Russian state Duma is illegitimate.