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The UN General Assembly called on Russia to stop violating human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea

On October 30, at the 70th UN General Assembly session was pronounced Joint Statement of 36 countries on the situation with human rights temporarily occupied the Crimea, initiated by Ukraine
The UN General Assembly called on Russia to stop violating human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea

The international community has repeatedly expressed deep concern over the situation in Crimea in connection with gross human rights violations by the Russian occupational authority, which was confirmed in the reports of monitoring missions of international organizations, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

UN member states called on the Russian authorities to immediately cease all violations, based on the ethnicity of citizens, abolish discriminatory laws and immediately release illegally detained Ukrainian citizens, including Oleg Sentsov, conduct a transparent investigation into the cases of killings and disappearances of Crimean Tatars and civil society activists, and bring to justice those, who committed these crimes.

Co-authors of the statement emphasized on the need for full access of international missions on human rights to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol.

Publication of the Joint Declaration confirmed the continuity of international support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and demands to the Russian Federation to stop grossly and systematically violate international law.

It should be recalled, that yesterday Russian Investigation Committee in Crimea began searches in the homes of former employees of the Crimean Tatar TV Channel ATR, in the frame of initiated criminal case against Lenur Islyamov, the owner of the channel.

Islyamov believes that this criminal case is a reaction to the anti-Kremlin stance and blockade of Crimea. He called it “planned attack on him and his business”, commenting to the edition. He was one of the main initiators of the civil blockade of Crimea, launched on 20 September.

“We already had the information that they are preparing a large-scale offensive, and they started it on all fronts. Now they will try to raid all the business,”– he said.