KYIV (QHA) -

In the Crimea, the number of searches and raids by the FSB has tripled over the past 10 months, according to the report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which is presented today, September 13, QHA correspondent reports.

The report covers the period from September 13, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
The document notes that Russia continues to neglect its international obligations as an occupying country and has not provided adequate guarantees and protection of a wide range of human rights in the Crimea.

State agents of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, in particular, judges, prosecutors, investigators, the FSB and the police violated the rights of 94 people to a proper legal procedure and a fair trial. Moreover, in none of the 42 cases of enforced disappearances documented since March 2014 perpetrators were brought to responsibility.

The report expresses concern about the health and conditions of Oleg Sentsov, Volodymyr Balukh and Emir-Usein Kuku, who started hunger strikes in protest over charges they consider to be fabricated.

The report noted a threefold increase in recorded searches and raids by the FSB on private property in the Crimea - 38 facts for the first half of 2018 against 14 for the same period last year. Moreover, about 80% of searches and raids were directed against the Crimean Tatars.

The report further notes that the Crimean Tatars were deprived their representative body - the Mejlis, which still remains prohibited in the Crimea, despite the ruling of the International Court of Justice.

Earlier, the UN Human Rights Council had expressed concern about the deterioration of the situation with the violation of human rights in the annexed peninsula.

QHA