Human Rights Council: Maintain scrutiny of situation in Ukraine
Human Rights Watch welcomes the new periodic report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report is an important opportunity to reinvigorate discussions on addressing key human rights issues in Ukraine.
We would like to highlight several concerns described in the report, some of which have been areas of extensive Human Rights Watch research.
First, Human Rights Watch, together with Amnesty International, has documented cases in which Ukrainian government authorities, pro-government paramilitary groups, and Russia-backed separatists have held civilians in prolonged, arbitrary, and incommunicado detention, and have subjected them to beatings and other physical abuses. In many instances the cases …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch