Ukrainian World Congress urges human rights organizations to act on reports of persecution of human rights lawyers in Crimea

Ukrainian World Congress urges human rights organizations to act on reports of persecution of human rights lawyers in Crimea

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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is very concerned by reports of the persecution of human rights lawyers by the Russian occupying authorities on the Crimean peninsula.

President of the World Congress of Ukrainians Eugene Czolij urges the international human rights organizations to take effective action to protect the rights of the defenders in fulfilling their professional obligations.

“The Ukrainian World Congress condemns the unlawful actions taken by the Russian occupying authorities and urges international human rights organizations to protect the rights of members of the legal profession who provide a service to which every individual must be guaranteed the right,” Eugene Czolij said, the press service of the the World Congress of Ukrainians reported.

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