Ukrainian human rights activists met with Samantha Power, the US Permanent Representative to the UN, in New York, the Crimean Human Rights Group posted on Facebook.

In particular, the issues of new challenges for human rights in Crimea were raised at the meeting. Olga Skrypnyk, head of the Crimean Human Rights Group, told Samantha Power about a large-scale political persecution and selective investigations into disappearance of people in Crimea.

In addition, the Ukrainian human rights activists noted that people in Crimea are force to obtain Russian passports and other documents that are not recognized outside the Russian Federation and the occupied territories. 

“This refers to number plates and vehicle documents. Russian authorities ordered the Crimean car owners to change their Ukrainian vehicle identification numbers for Russian ones until April 1, 2016,” says the report.

Just a reminder: Today, March18, the Commissioner of Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatars Affairs Mustafa Jemilev will address to the UN Security Council. He will speak in New York about the violation of the Crimean Tatars’ rights on the peninsular, in particular, about the attempt of Russian-controlled authorities in Crimea to ban the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people.

PHOTO: Crimean Human Rights Group’s  Facebook page