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Special Commission of the European Parliament will Check the Observance of the Rights of Political Prisoners in Odessa

In early July, in Strasbourg, with the participation of deputies of the European Parliament a conference was hosted that examined cases of violations of prisoners’ rights in Odessa.
This was reported by human rights lawyer Kirill Shevchuk at a press conference.
According to him, the conference discussed issues concerning political repression, persecution of dissidents, and human rights violations on the territory of Ukraine and, in particular, in the Odessa region. Shevchuk also said that during the event, the participants mentioned the events on May 2 in Odessa and arrested journalist Artyom Buzila.
«MEPs were surprised by the fact that the court and the prosecutor’s office can not clearly explain more than a year the reasons for the detention of participants of events on May 2,» — said the lawyer.
By his words, the documents confirming that the rights of prisoners were violated in Odessa were provided to MEPs.
At the conference in Strasbourg MEPs decided to send to Ukraine commission to consider the violations of prisoners’ rights and intend to continue to promote their protection.


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