A public event 'Continued human rights supression in Crimea'

On 20 June 2017 in Washington a public event 'Continued human rights supression in Crimea' will take place featuring Tetiana Pechonchyk, Human Rights Information Center (Ukraine) and Olga Skrypnyk, Crimean Human Rights Group, moderated by Olga Tarasov, National Endowment for Democracy.

Despite the hopes raised by the Euromaidan movement and a decrease in the number of civilian causalities in Ukraine, the last two years have shown backsliding in many areas. The report of the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine highlighted that “the situation in the east of Ukraine remains volatile and may develop into a ‘frozen conflict’, creating a protracted environment of insecurity and instability.”
 
In Crimea, restrictions on public demonstrations, civil society organizations, and the media are routine. This situation is exacerbated by concerted efforts to prevent Ukrainians and international human rights monitors, journalists, and others from traveling to Crimea. Governments, international organizations, and human rights organizations must take steps to bear witness to the on-going tragedy in Crimea and do their best to put a stop to it.

This public event aims at raising awareness about the continued human rights suppression in Crimea since the Russian annexation.

The National Endowment for Democracy, the World Movement for Democracy, and the Human Rights House Foundation are the organisers of the public event. It will take place from 3:30PM till 5:00PM at 1025 F St. NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

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