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4,950 Fundamental Human Rights Violations Recorded in Russian-Occupied Crimea

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According to the data of the Crimean Tatar Resource Centre’s study, 4,950 fundamental human rights violations were recorded in the occupied Crimea in 2017–2020.

Types of violations:

  • 40% – violation of the right to a fair trial;
  • 15% – illegal detentions;
  • 15% – illegal interrogations, 13% – illegal arrests;
  • 7% – violation of the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health;
  • 5% – illegal searches;
  • 5% – illegal prison transfers.

Since 2017, the total number of searches has increased almost five-fold; detentions, almost three-fold; interrogations, two-fold; and arrests, 15-fold. Moreover, a 10-fold increase in the violation of the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, a four-fold increase in the violation of the right to a fair trial, and almost 12-fold increase in illegal prison transfers were registered.

Natalia Tolub

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