Debt: Amnesty International report ignores the facts of violation by Kiev of human rights

Debt: Amnesty International report ignores the facts of violation by Kiev of human rights


MOSCOW, February 26. Amnesty International report on human rights in the world, ignores many of the facts of violation by Kiev of international humanitarian law. This was stated by Commissioner of the Russian foreign Ministry on issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov.

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Amnesty International confirms previously made by international human rights bodies within the UN, COE and OSCE conclusions about the absence of effective and impartial investigation by the Ukrainian authorities for the crimes committed on Maidan, in Odessa and in the course of the punitive operation in the South-East, – noted the diplomat. – The drops are huge number of examples of flagrant violations of human rights, the rule of law and international humanitarian law by the Ukrainian authorities, which led to continuing, according to international organizations, the disastrous humanitarian and human rights situation in Donbass”.

“Have not received also reflect the nature of the system adopted in Ukraine, political censorship and persecution of dissidents, political prisoners, arrests and disperse peaceful protesters, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention, torture and ill treatment of people, unprecedented suppression of freedom of expression and media activities, violations of electoral rights of citizens of Ukraine and others”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

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According to Dolgov, the approval of experts Amnesty International “that, allegedly, controlled by the Ukrainian government of the territory “as a whole” remained the freedom of the media, it’s ridiculous”.

“Ignored a series of egregious cases throughout 2015 and continuing in 2016 for violations of religious freedoms, attacks and takeovers by radical nationalists, and sometimes with the direct support and participation of law enforcement bodies of Ukraine, dozens of churches of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate,” said Commissioner of the foreign Ministry on human rights.

Ideological stamps and labels

“Russian” section of the report of Amnesty International on human rights in the world Packed with ideologicamente stamps, Dolgov said.

“In General, the report leaves a mixed impression. Have to say again its selectivity and bias, – said Debts. – As for the “Russian” section, the picture painted by Amnesty International, so distorted and literally Packed ideologicamente stamps and labels that the subject of the review he deserves.”

About the violation of human rights in the United States and Turkey

Dolgov said that Amnesty International’s report reflected the systemic problems that exist in the U.S., and also noted a marked deterioration of the situation with human rights in Turkey.

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“The report once again reflected systemic problems in the United States – still operates Guantanamo Bay, not abolished the death penalty, not brought to justice perpetrators of the brutal torture committed by the CIA programme of secret detention, there is a problem with impunity excessive use of force by police officers in the United States against unarmed civilians, he stressed. It should be noted that the U.S. government has taken only three-quarters of a record 343 of recommendations made during the recent universal periodic review of the situation in the USA in the framework of the UN Council on human rights”.

In addition, according to Dolgov, the report “noted a marked deterioration of the situation with human rights in Turkey, the continuing degradation in the area of freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful Assembly”. “Cases of excessive use of force and ill-treatment by the police, and the weakening independence of the judiciary,” said he.

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