UN: 10 people gone missing in Crimea for political reasons

A report by the UN, in particular, refers to the "trial" of the Deputy Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis Ilmi Umerov.

29 September 2016 13:20

Over the time of the Russia’s annexation of Crimea ten people have gone missing in Crimea on political or ethnic grounds, the press service of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reports, as cited by RBC-Ukraine.

The report notes that the right to peaceful assembly is restricted in the Russian occupied peninsula, and law enforcement officers continue to interrogate and harass people for expressing the views unlawfully recognized as "extremist."

“The lack of liability and redress for victims feeds impunity,” the statement says.

The report also refers to the trial of the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Umerov Ilmi, who was illegally confined in a psychiatric hospital in Simferopol for three weeks for compulsory inspection..

As QHA reported earlier, the Commissioner of the Ukrainian President of Crimean Tatar Affairs Mustafa Jemilev said that 22 people, mainly the Crimean Tatars, are considered missing in the temporary occupied Crimea, as of today. According to the so-called Crimean “prosecutor” Natalia Poklonskaya, there are 26 missing Crimean Tatars.