Denisov asked international organizations to convince Russia to release detained in the Crimea of the Ukrainian seamen

Денисова попросила международные организации убедить Россию освободить задержанных в Крыму украинских моряков

Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova appeals to international organizations, among which the UN, with a request to influence Russia to release Ukrainian sailors of the ship “NMR-0041” being held in Balaklava. About Lyudmila Denisova wrote in Facebook.

Denisov noted that it’s been four months since the arrest by border guards of the FSB of the crew of the Ukrainian vessel “NMR-0041”.

“The captain of a vessel – the citizen of Ukraine Viktor Novitsky – detained for alleged illegal extraction of aquatic biological resources. FSB opened a criminal case against him under part 3 of article 256 of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation. He’s still in the detention center of Simferopol (in the so-called “fku SIZO No. 1 UFSIN of Russia in the Republic of Crimea”) on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea,” – said Denisov.

In addition, crew members: Sergey Kalinichenko, Paul Skripnik, Gennady and Oleg Otisco Block are forced to be in the Crimea, because they were deprived of passports.

According to Denisova, for these four months she’s almost weekly addressed to the state authorities of the Russian Federation who are involved in the solution of the question of the return of the Ukrainian fishermen Home, but received no response.

“By its actions the Russian Federation has violated human rights to freedom, personal inviolability and freedom of movement provided for in articles 3, 9 and 13 of the universal Declaration of human rights, article 5 of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, article 9 and 12 of the International Covenant on civil and political rights and article 5 of the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination”, she added.

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