Human rights defender Skrypnyk told about her detention by the FSB

Дата: 14 March 2017
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Olga Skrypnyk, Coordinator of the Crimean Human Rights Group, believes that FSB did not know what to do with them after her detention and detention of the representative of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. And is convinced that FSB has violated Russian legislation.

As she reported during the broadcast of Hromadske Radio.

“In general, if we talk about Russian legislation, which they tried to apply, then they have violated it since they held us for more than three hours. If we talk about administrative detention it is allowed to detained person for up to three hours, and we were detained for seven hours. And versions, what to do with us, kept changing”, – said Skrypnyk.

Human rights defender also added that before their arrival the Russian side has completely removed Russian flag in the buffer zone and it was impossible to distinguish where is the border of the occupied territory.

As a reminder, on March 13, a group of Ukrainian human rights defenders Olga Skrypnyk and Volodymyr Chekrygin and representative of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights were detained at the Kalanchak checkpoint at the administrative border with Crimea and mainland Ukraine.

For long time there was no contact with the detainees and Irina Sedova, representative of the Crimean Human Rights Group and she was convinced that Olga Skrypnyk and Volodymyr Chekrygin and representative of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights were kidnapped by representatives of the FSB.

In the evening of March 13, Bohdan Kryklyvenko, Head of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights, reported that Ukrainian human rights defenders are already on the territory under Ukraine’s control.

Olga Skrypnyk is a human rights defender, Coordinator of the Crimean Human Rights Group. She works at the Center for Civic Education “Almenda”.

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