U.S. published annual report on human rights violations in Crimea | QHA media
13 March 2020, 15:48

U.S. published annual report on human rights violations in Crimea


The U.S. Department of State published 2019 human rights report. The report stated that Russia has systematically continued its violations of human rights in the Crimea under occupation.

Significant human rights issues in Russia-occupied Crimea listed by U.S. Department of State included: abductions; torture and abuse of detainees to extract confessions and punish persons resisting the occupation; unlawful detention; significant problems with the independence of the judiciary; restrictions on free expression, the press, and the internet, including for members of the press; restrictions on the rights of peaceful assembly and freedom of association and religion. Occupation authorities in Crimea continued to engage in violence against and harassment of Crimean Tatars and pro-Ukrainian activists in response to peaceful opposition to Russian occupation.

Insolent answer from invader President Aksyonov

On the other hand, the so-called President of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, who evaluated the report of the US State Department, described the human rights violation cases mentioned in the document as “invented”.

Aksyonov, the invader President of the Crimea, which turned into an “open prison” by Russia with detention and various pressures, especially on the Crimean Tatars, claimed that “The only source of violation of Crimean rights is the policy of the USA and its subjects.”