Source Pravda.Ru

Amnesty International condemns ‘fascist’ arrests in Ukraine

The Amnesty International human rights organization has condemned detentions in Ukraine during celebration of the Victory Day on 9 May for alleged dissemination of the Communist symbols.

Dozens of people have been arrested in Odessa and Dnipro. While because of clashes with radicals in Dnipro, eight participants of festive events have got injured.

Ban on symbols connected with the Communist party and Soviet past (laws on decommunization adopted in May 2015) is violation of rights to freedom of expression, while detention of peaceful demonstrators is a step towards restriction of free speech and peaceful assembly by the Ukrainian authorities, the Amnesty International believes.

Authorities are obliged to secure free speech and peaceful assembly for all the citizens, the statement says. Human rights activists demand to liberate those arrested and carry out impartial investigation of all the violence cases in course of the demonstrations.

As Pravda.Ru reported, local residents were prevented from commemorating fighters who liberated Ukraine as well during the WWII. Activists did not let the Russian diplomats to lay flowers at the monument of the Unknown Soldier either.

While activists of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists showered those going to the Park of Eternal Glory with potatoes, eggs, paint balls, and smoke grenades.

Pravda.Ru

Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

 

Comments
ISIS threatens to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks in USA for Jerusalem decision
Why did the USSR lose the Moon race?
US military men depressed over of Russia's new T-5000 sniper rifle
Russia to counter Boeing's Х37В with top secret MiG-41 project
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
ISIS threatens to conduct large-scale terrorist attacks in USA for Jerusalem decision
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, capitals and puppets
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases