Russian Forces Forcibly Disappear Ukrainian activist
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Photo of Iryna Horobtsova, 2022.
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(Kyiv, December 22) – Russian forces forcibly disappeared Iryna Horobtsova, a resident of Kherson, Ukraine, in May 2022, and are understood to have unlawfully transferred her to Russian-occupied Crimea, where they are holding her incommunicado, Human Rights Watch said today.
Horobtsova, 37, is an IT expert. Her family says that she was detained on May 13 by Russian forces, and that Russian authorities have since refused to provide official information regarding her whereabouts or fate. In late June, Russian security services, in a letter to a lawyer in Crimea, acknowledged Horobtsova’s detention but provided no information about where she was being held. Her possible …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch