THE HAGUE (QHA) -

The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an official report by the General Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on the situation in Ukraine. Besides the formal confirmation of the occupation of Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation, the report reveals the criminal offenses committed by the occupiers.

In particular, the report indicates that more than 10 people, disagreeing with the annexation of the Crimean peninsula, have gone missing. The so-called "Crimean self-defense" is assumed to be the originator of the abduction.

“At least 10 people have been reported missing since March 2014 in the context of the situation in Crimea. In most instances the alleged victims were known to oppose the occupation of Crimea and their abductions were attributed to the “Crimean self-defence” paramilitary group. The Office is also analyzing two incidents of alleged abduction and killing of Crimean Tatar activists, in March and September of 2014,” reads the report. 

In addition, cases of torture during arrests and abductions, as well as threats of physical violence and sexual abuse have been officially recorded.

The report also mentions the 179 residents of Crimea, who were detained by the Russian occupation authorities and sent to prisons for having showed disagreement with the conduct and results of the so-called "referendum on joining Crimea to Russia."

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