Council of Europe's mission leaves Crimea

The European observers, who have been in the occupied peninsula for about a week, consider their mission as a humanitarian one.

30 January 2016 13:00

The mission of the Council of Europe is leaving Crimea, Echo of Moscow reports. European guests did not hide the fact that the main purpose of their visit is to assess the human rights observance in Crimea.

Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, noted that their mission has nothing to do with politics and the issue of the ownership of the peninsula.

The main objective of the mission is the assessment of the fundamental human rights observance, including the situation of minorities, freedom of the media and the conditions of detention in prisons.

Just a reminder: Gerard Stoudmann, Head of the Council of Europe's mission, met with Ahtem Chiygoz, Deputy Head of the Mejlis, in Crimea.

Following the visit, a report will be prepared for the Council of Europe. It should be mentioned that two years ago, a critical report on the state of human rights in Crimea was presented by the Human Rights Watch organization, which was ignored by Russia.

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