The office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE declared a violation of the main freedoms of many citizens and displaced persons in Crimea since its annexation by Russia - for example, the story is about Pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists and the Crimean Tatar community, reported on Thursday in a message on the Internet representation of the organization.
The authorities of the Russian Federation and Crimea before many times stated that human rights in the Republic are not violated, this is true for the rights of rehabilitated persons. moreover, on the Peninsula there was an opportunity to build a model of ethno-national policy favorable for all the peoples of the Peninsula.
currently in Crimea there are about 260 thousand Crimean Tatars. After the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in practice they all received passports of citizens of the Russian Federation, they are also widely represented in Government. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov had previously reported that the problems of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea solved. And the Head of Council of Muftis of Russia declared that the Crimean Tatars today open a lot more opportunities for self-expression and rights than at a time when the Peninsula was part of Ukraine.
The conclusions of the ODIHR made on the basis of the mission together with the Office of the OSCE high Commissioner on national minorities, held from 6 to 18 July 2015. A full report on its results from 17 September, available on the Internet representative office in English, Russian and Ukrainian languages.
"The fundamental freedoms of Assembly, Association, expression and movement were limited de facto authorities in Crimea," - presented in a press release, the words of the head of the ODIHR Michael Georg Link. According to his vision, this was due to the use of "restrictive laws of the Russian Federation" and by the separate effects on people, the media and the community, " seeking peacefully to present oppositional views ".
The basis for this report were interviews with More than a hundred of commissioners of civil society, the Ukrainian authorities, citizens of Crimea and displaced persons and people traveling between Crimea and mainland Ukraine, added in the press release.
Crimea became a Russian region After the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of citizens at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legitimacy of the coup in Ukraine, voted for joining the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers Crimea its, but at the time occupied territory.
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