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UN calls on occupation authorities of Crimea to deal with violence against Crimean Tatars

UN calls on Crimean authorities to deal with violence against Crimean Tatars

It is stated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

"The number of forcibly displaced people from Crimea to the mainland Ukraine reached 17794 people," says the report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine.

In Crimea, there are continuing the reduction of freedom of speech, peaceful meetings, property rights are violated, property is illegally seized.

"The law enforcement officers continue to conduct searches, especially among the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian population, arguing that they are looking for the material of "extremist" content", the report says.

The Human Rights Office calls on the occupation authorities of Crimea to stop exercising pressure and intimidation of the Crimean Tatars, to guarantee basic rights to all the inhabitants of the peninsula, including the freedom to peaceful meetings, speech, religion and movement, right to education, and to guarantee economic and social rights.

Also, the UN calls on to investigate murders and enforced disappearances of the Crimean civil activists, as well as to ensure the monitoring of human rights observance in Crimea under the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Total, according to the report of the UN, as of October 2, in Ukraine the number of forcibly internal displaced people reaches 375.8 thousand.

"Despite the fact that some of the displaced people have returned home, the data show that, as of October 2 there was 375.792 thousand internally displaced people in Ukraine," says the report on human rights in Ukraine.

The document notes that internally displaced people in Ukraine face many challenges, including those concerning their place of temporary residence.