Human Rights Watch calls on Russia to investigate Crimea violations (Video)

15:30, 18 November 2014
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Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian activists face human rights abuses from the new de-facto authorities in Crimea after the peninsula’s illegal annexation by Russia, rights watchdog Human Rights Watch has said.

 A 37-page Human Rights Watch report issued on Monday includes claims of disappearances, unwarranted raids and pressure on the media. Human Rights Watch said the situation with human rights is “in serious decline” as Russian and local authorities restrict freedom of assembly and freedom of speech, while the Russian authorities try to justify their repressive actions under the pretext of fighting extremism.

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