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For the year in the Crimea there were 11 arrests without reason.

За год в Крыму произошло 11 арестов без оснований, - ООНIn addition to the arrests, recorded 42 cases of abduction of people, mostly Crimean Tatars.

Monitoring mission of the United Nations human rights in Ukraine has recorded 11 arrests in Russia-annexed Crimea without any legal basis. This was announced at a press briefing head of mission Fiona Fraser.

“Cases of arbitrary arrest and detention during the occupation of Russia continues. Over the past 10 months, we documented 11 arrests, for which there were no legal grounds. Very often victims were kept without contact with the outside world until their arrest was not officially registered. The victims were released, often told that they used physical violence and torture,” she said, introducing the second report on the situation of human rights in the Crimea in the period from 13 September 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Fraser also expressed concern about the health of all detainees and convicts.

During the same period, the mission has recorded 4 cases of enforced disappearance, and from the beginning of the occupation of the Peninsula the number is 42.

“Although the victim can be any person, but it is the Crimean Tatars, the indigenous people of Crimea have been particularly harassed. Almost 80% of searches and raids of the FSB was held in private dwellings of the Crimean Tatars”, – said the head of the mission.

She also said that in 2015 Russia called in the army 12 thousand of the Crimean people and those not willing to serve, are subject to criminal prosecution.

In General, the mission notes that Russia disregards its international obligations as an occupying state, violating international humanitarian law.

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