Wednesday, 28 October

In Crimea, people are kidnapped, tortured, killed, intimidated and illegally placed in psychiatric clinics. This is stated in the report of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the US Department of State.

After the occupation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, which began in 2014, “the Russian intelligence services consistently strengthened their control over Crimea and violated human rights,” the report said.

The Russian occupation authorities failed to conduct an adequate investigation into the incidents of kidnappings and murders of Crimean residents in 2014 and 2015.

According to the UN, from 2014 to 2018, 42 people were abducted in Crimea, 12 of them are missing, one was found dead, two were officially detained and 27 released. No guilty person is punished.

Human rights activists reported that the Russian occupation forces used physical violence against Crimean Tatars and ethnic Ukrainians.

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