Russia persecutes 130 Ukrainians based on political and religious charges, - Denisova
This was announced by the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova in Telegram, according to Ukrainska Pravda.
Currently, the Russian Federation is pursuing 130 Ukrainian citizens on politically and religiously motivated charges. 121 people are in custody, including 2 women (15 in the temporarily occupied Crimea, 106 on the territory of the Russian Federation) and 9 people are deprived of the right to freedom of movement. 76 people have already been sentenced to long terms, the remaining 45 people are under trial and investigation," Denisova noted.
According to the Ombudsman, among the prisoners are parents with many children, people with serious illnesses, public journalists and human rights defenders.
In particular, 207 minor children were left without parental care and attention in the families of Ukrainian political prisoners.
Denisova stressed that the protection of the rights of Ukrainians and their release remains her priority and a common task of all authorities and the international community.