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

During the meeting of the UN Security Council, dedicated to the observance of the human rights in Ukraine, special attention was paid to the situation in the annexed Crimea
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 continue, Joinfo.ua reports.

According to Simonovic, people can’t express an opinion, which is different from the official position of the occupation “authorities.”

“People, who are considered as an opposition, are intimidated and harassed. Law enforcement agencies in the justice system are used as a tool for repression,”- said Simonovic.

Simonovic also noted the closure of Crimean Tatar mass media and a number of arrests of Crimean Tatar activists. He also drew attention of the Security Council that the lack of progress in investigation of the murder of Crimean Tatar Rishat Ametov and the disappearance of pro-Ukrainian activists in 2014.

Simonovic also called for the release of prisoners in Donbas.

“We insist that hostages should be released, according to the principle, written in the Minsk Agreement -“all for all”-and urge for full and immediate implementation of this principle,” – said Simonovic.