Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov met with Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova to discuss the situation of political prisoners captivated by Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.
"We discussed the observance of the rights of Ukrainian citizens who are illegally detained in the territory of the Russian Federation and the temporarily occupied Crimea. In particular, their procedural rights, the right to medical care and decent detention conditions," Denisova wrote on Telegram.
The ombudsperson stressed that the name of each Kremlin prisoner should be heard at all negotiating platforms, including the Crimean Platform summit.
"International support will contribute to the struggle for human rights in the temporarily occupied Crimea and the release of all illegally imprisoned citizens of Ukraine," the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights added.
The Crimean Platform is a new consultative and coordination format initiated by Ukraine to improve the international response to the occupation of Crimea and growing security challenges.
The Platform aims to increase international pressure on Russia, prevent further human rights violations, protect victims of the occupation regime, and achieve the goal of de-occupation of Crimea and its return to Ukraine.
The Crimean Platform will operate at several levels: The first is the highest political level, which will be joined by foreign heads of state and government. The second is the level of heads of foreign policy departments and defence ministers; the third is the inter-parliamentary level; the fourth is the level of non-governmental experts.
The activities of the Crimean Platform will be officially launched at the inaugural summit which is planned to be held in Kyiv in August 23, 2021.