In connection with the intensification of repressions against the Crimean Tatars from the Kremlin-controlled by the occupation authorities of the Crimea, Canada needs to toughen sanctions against Russia. This was stated by the President of the Ukrainian canadian Congress Paul Grod, reports UKRINFORM.

“Today’s attack on Crimean Tatar activists by Russian security forces in the occupied Crimea indicate the need for immediate use Canada broad sanctions against Russian officials responsible for violating human rights,” he said.

Also Grod said, that is not difficult to install those responsible for human rights violations in the occupied Peninsula, because they all “have names”.

“It – judges, prosecutors, politicians, security personnel and officials of the criminal occupation regime that systematically violates the rights of citizens of Ukraine. Canada must frankly say that these crimes cannot be committed with impunity by the Russian authorities,” said Grod.

He noted that Canada recently for the first time used the mechanisms set out in the so-called Magnitsky act”, to impose sanctions on people who violate human rights, and offered to do it again.

See also: Lithuania adopted the Law Magnitsky

On 23 November it was reported that in the temporarily occupied Crimea 82-year-old veteran of the Crimean Tatar movement Wedgie Kashka died in hospital after arrest by the security forces of the Russian Federation. The woman felt bad at the time of arrest, after which she called the ambulance, but the hospital nobody died.

Later it became known that the Crimean Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings upon death of 82-year-old Crimean Tatar activist wedgie the porridge, which on Thursday, 23 November, in Simferopol tried to kidnap the Russian invaders.

See also: Ministry of foreign Affairs: Occupants will pay for the killing of Crimean Tatar activist

We must strengthen sanctions against Russia over repression in Crimea – COOK 24.11.2017

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