On October 5, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparovа took part in an Interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner on the findings of OHCHR report on the situation of human rights in Ukraine. The event took place within the framework of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
In her speech, Emine Dzhaparova noted that the Ukrainians living under the Russian occupation in Crimea and Donbas are deprived of their fundamental rights and freedoms: “Illegal searches, arrests, detentions, involuntary disappearances, torture in places of detention are taking place in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Nariman Dzhelyalov, first deputy chairman of the Crimean Tatar People's Mejlis, Aziz and Asan Akhmetov remain behind the Russian bars along with hundreds of other political hostages".
First Deputy Minister stressed that the so-called elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation two weeks ago are illegitimate, and their results are null and void, as Crimea continues to be an integral part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine.