In Italian jails are now 108 of Ukrainians who were detained for illegal transportation of migrants, but among them there are victims of trafficking. This was announced by the Parliament Commissioner for human rights Lyudmila Denisova on the page in Facebook the results of the negotiations with David La Cecilia, Ambassador of Italy in Ukraine.
“108 Ukrainians are currently in Italian jails. They were detained for illegal transportation of migrants. However, among them there are persons who are recognized as victims of trafficking. Five of them have already been released from custody by the court. Now the foreign Ministry is working who else falls under this definition, and preparing the relevant documents,” wrote Ludmila Denisova.
She noted that turned to Ambassador David La Cecilia to take note of the information of the Ukrainian side during the consideration of the court cases of prisoners.
“Received full support. The Ambassador assured that he would contribute to the documents came in the Italian courts at a certain time,” – said Denisov.
Due to the fact that Italy this year is chairing the OSCE, Lyudmila Denisova urged the Ambassador to support political prisoners in Ukraine and the country itself in the international arena.
“We talked about the real state of Affairs on the exchange of our political prisoners who are on the territory of the Russian Federation and the occupied Crimea. Noted that I have no way to get full information from their Russian colleagues about the real state of health Oleg Sentsov and Vladimir Baloga. All preliminary agreements on this issue are not fulfilled by Russia,” – said the Ombudsman.
She stressed that Russia is blocking the return home of the sailors of the ships “North” and “ЯМК0041” although Ukraine has done everything in her power to release them.
In early August, Ukraine’s foreign Ministry reported that Greece and Italy hold more than 200 Ukrainian sailors. Most often Ukrainians convicted of transportation of migrants.
In Greece, as of June this year, held 151 Ukrainian sailor, 108 of them convicted, of whom 98 sentences for the illegal transportation of migrants.