Human rights activists have no access to Panov, arrested in Crimea
Human rights activists have no access to Ukrainian citizen Yevhen Panov, who was arrested by FSB in Crimea. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has applied with the request to the media, the United Nations and international organizations to take measures to gain access to the detainee.
Representative of the Crimean Human Rights Field Centre Oleksandra Krilenkova said this on the air of Hromadske TV channel.
Human rights activists have no information about the possible torture used against Ukrainian citizen Panov, who was detained by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks in Crimea.
“In order to get this information [about possible tortures against Panov], the lawyer or human rights activist have to get the access to him first. But the human rights activists in Crimea cannot get to remand prison, we do not have the access there, so the last hope is for the lawyer,” Krilenkova said.
At the same time, as the press service of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports, the agency has applied with the request to the media, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Group in Ukraine to take measures to gain access to Ukrainian citizens, in particular Panov, detained by the occupying power.
As reported, the Russia-controlled Simferopol District Court ruled on the closed hearing to take Yevhen Panov in custody for two months.
Earlier, the Russian Federal Security Service accused the Defence Ministry of Ukraine of the preparation of terrorist acts in the annexed Crimea.