The U.S. state Department on Thursday released its annual report on the situation of human rights in the world in 2014, which is separately described abnormalities in the Crimea, the Responsibility for which lay on the Russian Federation.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the 16 March 2014 referendum in which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Anyway, Ukraine still considers Crimea its territory and Western countries have imposed because of this, a number of sanctions against Russia.
The referendum, the results of the Republic became part of the Russian Federation, was mentioned in a multipage document in passing as " fabricated ", but no proof was not given.
"The results of the "referendum" that seem to show that the high turnout of voters in 83% the overwhelming majority voted for joining the Russian Federation, were widely regarded as fabricated by the Russian authorities and not credible, " according to the document, without specifying who made such an assessment.
While a number of other issues the report identifies real organization, person, the exact date of which conclusions are drawn.
Responsibility for human rights violations in Crimea, the state Department traditionally holds the " Russian occupation authorities ".
Special emphasis is placed on the violation of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people. So, mentioned the closure of the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian media, the prohibition of stay in the Republic members of the public, such as Mustafa Dzhemilev, which the government blamed for inciting ethnic hatred.
in addition, the report referring to the information the UN says about 20 thousand Crimean Tatars, who returned to Ukraine, registered in the MOE as " internally displaced persons ".
Among other violations, in the Crimea, the state Department calls the unsolved murders and attacks on public figures, illegal detention, violation of freedom of speech and Assembly, non-transparent decisions of the court, the anti-Semitism and the oppression of minorities, Among them sexual.