Member of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Jan Lantratova initiated an international campaign to draw attention to the problems of mass human rights violations and persecution of dissidents in Ukraine.
Human rights activists, politicians and public figures from fifteen States of the world in this campaign, signed the Petition calling for Kiev to initiate a public trial, with signs of political persecution, and to conduct an Amnesty on the results of this investigation.
the campaign UAPOLITFREEDOM also launched a special website that you expected to organize information about human rights violations, the facts of politically motivated persecution, arrests, torture. Users will be able to anonymously leave information that will subsequently be retrieved and displayed on the Internet representation.
"We wrote a Petition to draw the attention of the international brotherhood to numerous violations of freedom of speech in Ukraine, on the arrests of opposition and torture captured. We hope, because It will help prisoners will ease their plight. No less, We call on Ukrainians not to be unhelpful and to send anonymous data about human rights violations and politically motivated persecution, " said Lantratova Fins news , explaining the initiative.
review of the human rights activist, came under attack in the 1st turn, thinking and analysing citizens. She recalled, for example, about killed in Ukraine journalist Olesya Elderberry and arrested the journalists Artem Basile and Elena Pisinski.
A petition signed by 33 people - politicians, human rights specialists from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Belgium, USA, Spain, Austria, Israel, Armenia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Lebanon. Among the signees are members of the HRC Jan Lantratova and Maxim Shevchenko, the deputies of the European Parliament Miloslav Ransdorf and Janusz Korwin-Mitte, the people's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, head of the party "Opposition bloc" Yuriy Boyko, the people's Deputy of the Parliament of Flanders (Belgium) Frank Creelman.
"Aware of the complexity of the political situation in Ukraine, We somehow call on the leadership of the country, acting in the form of a guarantor of human rights, to initiate an open and public trial of all criminal cases, with signs of political persecution and inconsistent with universally recognized international law, and to undertake wide-ranging Amnesty on its results ", - reported in the petition to the leadership of Ukraine, the text of which is available in the Last news .
To ensure an objective investigation is necessary to attract specialists of the authoritative international human rights organizations that were not interested in the politicization of the legal process, " the document reads.
One of the initiators of the campaign, the Director of the analytical center СтратегPRO Alexander Vedrussian, also signed the Petition, said that Ukraine has " a degree of intolerance for dissent has risen to such a limit that the next phase just threatens to become all-out war of all against all ". This does not Bode well for the country or its neighbors - this is why progressive political and social forces of Europe must join forces To force Ukraine to respect fundamental human rights, the expert believes.
Other petitioners also allege violations in the country of freedom of speech, freedom of press, the rights of reporters and emphasize that independent correspondents to work in Ukraine is becoming dangerous.