Review on situation with freedom of speech in Crimea

Experts of the Human Rights Information Centre prepared the Review on situation with freedom of speech in Crimea. The data was obtained as a result of “first-hand” monitoring, based on information from official sources and legislation, as well as other open sources that underwent additional verification.

This monitoring review of the situation with the freedom of speech and expression of opinion in Crimea has been furnished by the Human Rights Information Centre (humanrights.org.ua) based on materials collected and documented by the organization in the first quarter of 2017. 

The document contains review of the cases when freedom of speech and expression of opinion was violated in Crimea resulting in criminal or administrative sanctions, interrogations, searches, detentions as well as media blockages on the internet, denial of access to information, prohibitions to use photo- and video equipment and other cases that show pressure against journalists, bloggers and other citizens who express their views publicly or disseminate information.

The data was obtained as a result of “first-hand” monitoring (i.e. monitoring of the situation and events in Crimea, interviews with representatives of key target groups), based on information from official sources and legislation, as well as other open sources (statements of human rights defence organizations and media) that underwent additional verification.

 

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For more information visit Human Rights Information Centre website: humanrights.org.ua

Direct link to the text of the Review: crimea_freedom_of_speech_review_1rst_quarter_2017_eng_1.pdf

Photo is taken from: humanrights.org.ua

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