Ombudsman: Ukrainian prisoners were forced to vote on the question of

Citizens of Ukraine who are in prison in Russia, forced to participate in the voting on the Constitution. This was stated by Verkhovna Rada Commissioner on human rights Lyudmila Denisova after “obtaining this information”.

According to human rights activist, we are talking about Ukrainians who have Russian passports. “The leadership of some agencies of the Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) of Russia makes Ukrainian political prisoners to vote in national referendum”, — quotes the Ombudsman “Interfax”.

According to Denisova, the employees of the FSIN “psychologically pressured” to those of convicted prisoners, “who refused to “put a tick” in the Gazette”. The Commissioner called this “repression” and called for the intervention of international human rights defenders, so they forced Russia to abide by global human rights.

Meanwhile, the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet said that in the Crimea and Sevastopol, which in 2014 became part of the Russian Federation, recorded new violations of humanitarian law.

“Continuing human rights violations, including torture and other ill-treatment by law enforcement officers,” — said the ex-President of Chile. In particular, the Peninsula is showing “inappropriate conditions of detention” of prisoners.

a plebiscite on the amendment to the Constitution was a week, from June 25, his basic day was 1 July. With more than 77% voted “for” the Kremlin had the opportunity to count on the fact that President Vladimir Putin will retain power for another 12 years, starting in 2024. The right to “nullification” was spelled out in an amendment — and for him it was necessary to vote only in the aggregate.

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