KYIV (QHA) -

Yesterday, November 16, the International Criminal Court in The Hague provided evidence of committed crimes against humanity in the occupied Crimea. The organization "International Partnership for Human Rights" told about how the report on the violations of human rights in Crimea was compiled.

“KrymSOS and other human rights organizations made the report for 2 years. The presented evidence was collected during the field missions, which were carried out in an atmosphere of fear. They are based on interviews of witnesses and victims of crimes. The report contains evidence from different sources: the reports of international organizations that were able to get to Crimea, the testimony of journalists who informed about those crimes in Crimea, as well as the reports of the UN Human Rights Commissioner and the OSCE report,” said the Director of International Partnership for Human Rights Brigitte Dufour at a press conference in Kyiv, according to a QHA correspondent.

She noted that the report presented a number of crimes, including 7 murders, 15 disappearances, 39 cases of torture or inhuman treatment and 90 cases of enforced detention.

“The main target of those illegal actions became the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians, who are considered critics and opponents of the occupation and the occupation authorities. Those crimes and grave violations of fundamental rights can be called the attacks on the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians on ethnic, political and religious grounds,” Dufour stated.

According to her, the crimes, committed on the territory of Crimea by the occupants, are large-scale and systematic, and their evidence was transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in accordance with Article 15 of the Rome Statute.

It was reported earlier that the official website of the International Criminal Court in The Hague posted report, which confirmed that Russia has occupied Crimea, carried out the illegal "referendum" and employs repression against dissents and activists.


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