The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has protested over the trial of Balham and Panov in the occupied Crimea

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has protested over the trial of Balham and Panov in the occupied Crimea


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The diplomats called on Russia to end its repression of Ukrainians.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its categorical protest in connection with the decisions of the so-called “vessels,” the Russian occupation authorities of Crimea for Ukrainian political prisoners Yevgenia Panova and Vladimir Baloga.

About it reported in a press-service of the MFA of Ukraine.

“The charges Evgeny Panov of “involvement in subversive and terrorist activities” are fabricated and politically motivated, and his conviction to 8 years of colony of strict regime is illegitimate”, – stated in the message.

According to diplomats, a special concern is the fact that during the “pre-trial investigation” to Evgeny Panov torture, which is a gross violation of fundamental rules of international law in the field of human rights, enshrined in particular in the universal Declaration of human rights of 10 December 1948, as well as in a number of international conventions condemning torture and other inhuman treatment.

“We strongly condemn the continuing repressions against Vladimir Baloga that the so-called “railway district court” in occupied Simferopol today was denied parole,” said the Agency.

As noted in the statement, the foreign Ministry requires from the state the occupier to immediately stop the repression against the citizens of Ukraine Evgeny Panov, Vladimir Baluja, and more than 60 Ukrainians, who held the Kremlin regime in Russia and the occupied Crimea, to release them from detention and to ensure unhindered return home.

“Once again insist on the compliance of the Russian Federation to fully implement resolutions of the UN General Assembly “Territorial integrity of Ukraine” dated March 27, 2014, “the Situation with human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine)”, dated 19 December 2016 and 19 December 2017, and orders of the International court of justice in relation to measures under the claim of Ukraine against the Russian Federation concerning application of the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination”, – added the foreign Ministry and urged the international community, international human rights institutions to take all possible legal and diplomatic measures to release Ukrainian citizens illegally detained in Russia and on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea; bringing those responsible for human rights violations and torture in the territory of the occupied Crimea, to liability; and increase pressure on the occupying country with the aim of restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

Recall, 10 August 2016 of the Federal security service of the Russian Federation said about prevention in the occupied Crimea terrorist actsthat were allegedly prepared by the Main intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine. One of the organizers of the attacks called Evgenia Panova. The brother of the detained Ukrainian claims that he was kidnapped on the territory of mainland Ukraine and were taken to the occupied territory.

July 13 “the Crimean saboteur” Panov was sentenced to 8 years in strict regime colony. The prisoner pleaded not guilty.

Also today, the court occupied Crimea refused to Balaju prisoner who is on hunger strike for 115 days, in parole. First, Vladimir Baloga was sentenced to three years and seven months in prison on charges of alleged illegal possession of ammunition. Human rights activists believe that his repression of Pro-Ukrainian position, in particular for the Ukrainian flag displayed in his front yard.

July 5, the so-called “court” sentenced Baluja to five years of imprisonment in two criminal cases. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 10 thousand rubles.

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