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UHHRU calls on the Government of the French Republic to investigate an assault on Ukrainian human rights activist

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union is deeply concerned to point out that in the evening of February 10, 2014 Ukrainian human rights activist Andriy Fedosov who received political asylum and currently resides in France was brutally assaulted.

According to Andriy Fedosov, the assaulter tortured him, demanding to tell where the information on his human rights activities in Ukraine is stored. As a result, human rights activist has suffered several stab wounds.

Mr. Fedosov links this assault to his continuing human rights activities, especially the monitoring, which he conducted in Ukraine in 2010.

The human rights activist said that for a few days he had been receiving threats and therefore reported these threats to the police. But a few hours later he was assaulted.

We urge you to conduct a thorough investigation of the assault on the Ukrainian human rights activist, find those guilty in the assault and ensure safe stay in France for Mr. Fedosov.

 

Mykola Kozyrev, Chairman of the Board

Arkady Bushchenko, Executive Director

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