Ukraine files complaint against Russia to European Court of Human Rights over violations of political prisoners rights

Ukraine has filed a new petition with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russian prisons and in the annexed Crimea, reported Deputy Minister of Justice, ECHR Commissioner Ivan Leshchina on Facebook. “We have just filed a new inter-State complaint to the ECHR regarding the Kremlin’s Ukrainian political prisoners,” he said.

The 130-page application contains human rights violations against 71 political prisoners. In the claim, Russia was accused of violating seven articles of the Convention on Human Rights. The document contains about 3000 pages of supporting documents.

“The Ukrainian Government claims that the Russian Federation has systematically violated the convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” Leshchina added.

Additional applications regarding political prisoners Stanislav Klyh, Vladimir Balukh, Emir-Usein Kuku and Sergey Litvinov have been filed under Rule 39 on provision of adequate medical support and information on a health status.

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