Amnesty International urged to investigate attacks on women marches in Ukraine
Banner with a naked woman who tried to take away the police. Photo: Oscar JANSONS
By at least four Ukrainian cities participating in the actions against violence and discrimination women were subjected to attacks.
In the international human rights organization Amnesty International called for the investigation of attacks on Marches for women’s rights, held in Ukraine, on 8 March 2018. This is stated in the statement, which was published on the website of the Ukrainian division AI.
Noted that by at least four Ukrainian cities participating in the actions against violence and discrimination women were subjected to attacks.
In Kiev in among the victims were five people: two women doused with green paint and beaten against the journalist Bogdan Nowak and another participant used pepper gas and some force selected posters with slogans of the campaign.
In Uzhgorod, the attackers doused the participants of the March paint, with one of the women received a chemical burn of the eye.
In Lviv in the attack on the March no one was hurt – the police managed to arrest the protesters from attacking the participants of the group.
There have also been reports of attacks in Mariupol.
– We are extremely concerned about the open aggression against participants in public actions for the rights of women, and even more so by the failure of the police of several cities to ensure security and public order during peaceful assemblies, – said the head of Ukrainian division of Amnesty International Oksana Pokalchuk.
Amnesty International Ukraine appeals to Ukrainian police officers demanding to urgently investigate all cases of attacks and to publicly report on the results.