In the occupied Crimea, guilt is "proved" by means of electric current torture. This was stated by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, in Тelegram following the results of the Committee hearings "Deoccupation and reintegration of the Currently Occupied Territories (COT) of Crimea and Sevastopol: new challenges in the conditions of large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine."
"More than 140 citizens of Ukraine, of which more than 100 are Crimean Tatars, are being illegally persecuted for political reasons in the Crimean Autonomous Republic; guilt is "proved" by means of torture with the use of electric current," Lubinets emphasized.
The Ombudsman noted that Russia
uses the Ukrainian peninsula as a military bridgehead for its aggressive
"In 2014, the world thought that Crimea was exclusively a problem of Ukraine, and in 2022, when Russian ships blocked the exit of grain from the ports, the world found itself on the brink of starvation and realized that Crimea is an issue of all countries for which human lives are valuable", said Lubinets.
He also reminded that a powerful policy of militarization of children is widespread on the occupied peninsula. Crimea is also used as a hub for the illegal removal of Ukrainians from the temporarily occupied mainland part of Ukraine.
"This is only a small part of human rights violations on the territory of Crimea. I am convinced that after the de-occupation of the peninsula, we have a lot of work ahead of us," said the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada.