: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Watchdogs: Abuses, Detentions Continue in Ukraine

Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have detained and abused people “with complete impunity”, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

Wednesday in Kyiv, the groups repeated concerns voiced in a joint report released last year documenting arbitrary, prolonged, and occasionally secret detentions. The rights watchdogs say they have seen “no positive developments” regarding the abuses documented in the July report.

At least nine cases of Ukrainian authorities detaining civilians accused of coordinating with Russian-backed separatists were cited, and nine more of separatist forces detaining civilians suspected of spying for the Ukrainian government.

The human rights organizations say they suspect the number …read more

Source: Voice of America

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