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Rights Violations Rampant in Parts of Ukraine, UN Report Says


The United Nations reports widespread human rights violations are rampant in both government- and rebel-controlled areas of Ukraine, as well as in the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula.The report by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has been submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council.There is immediate concern about the increase in violence in the lead-up to local elections October 25 in government-controlled areas of Ukraine. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif says extreme right-wing groups are attacking peaceful political gatherings, the offices of political parties, and political activists in their homes.“We are further concerned that …read more

Source:: Voice of America

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