PACE for sanctions agst. involved in repressions in Crimea

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution calling to introduce targeted sanctions against all those involved in the political persecutions in the occupied Crimea.

22 April 2016 11:13

According to Ukrainian MP Georgy Logvinsky, sanctions will be introduced in 46 PACE member countris against persons involved in Savchenko and Ahtem Chiygoz cases, as well as many other violations of the Ukrainian citizens’ rights.

“These targeted sanctions will be introduced in 46 PACE member countries against all persons involved in Savchenko’s case, Ahtem Chiygoz’s case, February 26 case, and other human rights abuses with regard to both Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainian citizens as well as political persecution of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people,” Logvinsky wrote on his Facebook page.

PACE condemned the recent ban on the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people as “an extremist organization” by the Russian authorities and recognized that it contradicts international standards and demonstrates a systematic violation of the Crimean Tatars’ rights.

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