Ukraine will raise in the Council of Europe the issue of political prisoners in the Crimea and Russia

The Minister of justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko during a meeting of the Council of Europe will raise questions concerning the Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the Russian occupied Crimea. About this in his Twitter said was written by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba.

The diplomat noted that Petrenko in particular, will raise the question of illegal sentence the Chairman of the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people Akhtem Chigos made of the Russia-occupied Crimea.


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“The verdict of the occupants Chilgoza and issues of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and the Crimea will be one of the Central during the meetings of Pavel Petrenko in the Council of Europe,” wrote Kuleba.

Virak okupantu Chilgoza I power poltv asnw in Russia the Krim bude one s Tsentral’nyi pid hour sastra @Petrenko_Pavlo in Red Vropy.

— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) 11 September, 2017 R.

We will remind, Ahtem Chiygoz is accused of organizing mass riots at a rally on 26 February 2014 in Simferopol ahead of the so-called “referendum on joining the Crimea to Russia”. As a result of fighting and the crush then two people were killed and 79 were injured. On the one hand on meeting under walls of the Crimean Parliament came to the activists of the party “Russian unity” and Cossacks from the other supporters of the Majlis.