About 400 cases of human rights violations in occupied Crimea have been opened in Ukraine - Venediktova
About 400 cases of human rights violations in occupied Crimea have been opened, including nearly 100 for violations of the laws or customs of war. An additional 77 people are reportedly under suspicion.
It was announced by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova.
Venediktova stressed that the investigation of this category of cases is one of the priority areas, and she personally oversees the activities of the relevant department in the Office of the Prosecutor General.
According to her, the systematic persecution of pro-Ukrainian activists and violations of the rights of the Crimean Tatars by the occupiers are also being investigated.
In addition, the International Council of Experts on Crimes Committed in the Context of Armed Conflict has been launched at the Office of the Attorney General.
It involves foreign and international specialists, national experts on international humanitarian and criminal law, and representatives of non-governmental human rights organizations.
“We are referring cases to national courts, and we are aware of the importance of cooperating in this area in international courts. We are actively cooperating with the International Criminal Court. So far, we have sent there 12 information reports on violations in Crimea”, - the Prosecutor General said.