The UN released a report on violation of human rights in occupied Crimea

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
05 September 2019, 10:34
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
05 September 2019, 10:34

The United Nations published the report of the UN Secretary General Anthony Guterres on its official website on the violation of human rights in the Crimea occupied by Russia.

The report will be presented on September 23 at the 74th session of the UN, Ukrinform reports.

The conclusions and recommendations of the UN report on the situation of human rights in Crimea say that during the reporting period, the organization was not able to find a mutually acceptable formula for ensuring access to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Crimea.

The report also calls on Russia to fulfill all its obligations to respect human rights in accordance with international humanitarian law.

“It is equally important to ensure an effective investigation of all allegations of ill-treatment, torture, and enforced disappearances in Crimea, and to ensure that the right to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, association, thought, conscience and religion can be exercised by any person or group of persons in Crimea without any discrimination on any grounds," read the conclusions and recommendations of the UN report.

The authorities of the Russian Federation are invited to respect the right to peaceful assembly and remove restrictions imposed on the Crimean Tatar community, including a ban on the activities of the Mejlis, in order to preserve its representative institutions.

Furthermore, the authorities of the Russian Federation must ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language.


In February 2019, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine noted that occupation authorities were taking measures to suppress any disagreement and critical views in Crimea.

Moreover, the right to religion is very limited in Crimea, especially among Crimean Tatars. Also, freedom of speech is restricted on the peninsula through the unlawful use of anti-terrorism legislation by Russia.

Earlier, QHA media reported, that Ukrainian Charge d'Affaires to the UN Yuriy Vitrenko at a UN Security Council meeting spoke about the persecution of believers of all faiths and denominations except the Moscow Patriarchate in the Ukrainian territories occupied by Russia. He also noted that a cathedral in Simferopol was seized from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in the occupied Crimea.