human rights

OSCE: Free expression, freedom of media remain under threat in Crimea

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about the intimidation of journalist Nikolay Semena in Crimea, Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports. According to reports, in the early hours of 19 April Semena’s apartment in Simferopol was searched and his

Russian police raided homes of Crimean journalists

On Tuesday April 19 the Russian police conducted searches in the homes of three journalists in the occupied Crimea, according to the lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Crimea. Reality. According to him, after searches, journalists were taken to the

Russia to close U.N. human rights office in Moscow

The United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday that the Russian government had indicated it would close his Moscow office, and he decried what he called the shrinking space for dissent, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to

The UN Security Council is alarmed with repressions in Crimea and calls for the release of all the hostages in Donbas

Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights addressed to the Security Council on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. He said that the human rights observance in Crimea in 2015 has not improved, and the intimidations and harassments of the people