The decision to evict the Roma from the village Loshchynivka in the Odessa region illegally. It discriminare of people on grounds of ethnic origin. This is stated in the statement of the representative of the Commissioner for children’s rights, non-discrimination and gender equality Aksana Pilipishina, the press service of the Ombudsman.

“Instead of taking measures to resolve the conflict, Asinovski the Council took an illegal decision on the eviction of the Roma from the village, which violates the right to freedom of movement and free choice of place of residence of the Roma, as well as establishes a direct discrimination based on ethnic (national) origin”, – stated in the message.

It is reported that Pilipishina today sent a request to the head of the Odessa regional state administration and Asinovskogo the head of the village. She urged to take all possible measures to resolve the “ethnic conflict” in the village Loshchynivka compliance with the principle of non-discrimination.

Also a request was sent to the chief of the National police in the Odessa region with a request to ensure public safety and order in the village, reported the press service of the Ombudsman.

August 26 Loshchynivka was found the body of the girl 2007 year of birth with signs of violent death. On suspicion in murder the police detained a representative of the Roma nationality. On the evening of 27 August in the village there were mass riots. Was damaged the homes of local Roma. In the village the police arrived. In turn, the residents of Loshchynivka demanded to evict the Roma from the village. Subsequently, the President of Izmail regional state administration Valentin Stoykov said it reached an agreement with Roma about them moving from Loshchynivka.

SEL in Loshchynivka discriminare Roma – Ombudsman 29.08.2016

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