The United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine has documented 11 arrests in Crimea without any legal grounds since September 2017. The mission’s head Fiona Frazer announced this at a news briefing, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. 

“Arbitrary arrests and detentions continued under the Russian Federation occupation. Within the past ten months, we documented 11 arrests that did not have the basis in any existing legal framework. Often victims were held an incommunicable order for periods of undocumented detention before any formalized arrest took place. Victims who were released often describe physical violence and torture committed against them,” she said during the presentation of the of the 2nd UN report on the human rights situation in Crimea covering the period from September 13, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

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