US Department of State accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea

US Department of State accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea

Washington notes that freedom of the media and speech are also limited in Crimea, the politics demonstrate to journalists, websites are blocked, and meetings are suppressed.

The US Department of State believes that the Russian authorities violate human rights in Crimea. Illegal arrests, kidnappings, and torture took place, according to the 2018 Human Rights Report, prepared by the US Department of State.

The authors of the report are confident that psychiatric opinions are issued as “punitive measures,” the officers treat prisoners poorly, and the police perplex prison conditions and colonies to get confessions.

Washington notes that freedom of the media and speech are also limited in Crimea, the politics demonstrate to journalists, websites are blocked, and meetings are suppressed. Report authors indicate that politics discriminate Crimean Tatars, and corruption covers the peninsula.

Earlier, Human Rights Watch published a report for 2019. It said that over the past years, repressions against the opposition and other critics of the government have become more frequent in Russia, and the authorities have continued to suppress people on the Internet following laws on extremism. According to Human Rights Watch, the decriminalization of family violence has deprived domestic violence victims of the protection; the Kremlin has not prevented the attacks of the authorities in Chechnya on human rights defenders and representatives of minorities.

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