Lukashevich has criticized the OSCE for ignoring pressure Kiev on Careful

© Photo courtesy of the permanent mission of Russia at Altaposten of Russia to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich. Archive photoLukashevich has criticized the OSCE for ignoring pressure Kiev on Careful© photo courtesy of the permanent mission of Russia to the OSCE

Permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich expressed surprise at the lack of reaction of OSCE on the situation of the Ukrainian human rights activist Yelena Berezhnaya.

Earlier Berezhnaya said that the SBU «break down» the door of her apartment and conduct searches of all who participated in the preparation of the rally near the monument to General Vatutin. Later the security Service of Ukraine has confirmed that it raided the premises, which rents Berezhnaya.

«The known Ukrainian human rights activist, head of the «Institute of legal policy and social protection» Elena Berezhnaya was hospitalized after her home was rudely broken into by the SBU. During the search, an unarmed woman was hit with a boot to the stomach. Elena Berezhnaya participated in the organization of a peaceful rally near the monument to General Vatutin in Kiev. The OSCE is usually to quickly respond to incidents of harassment of human rights defenders. Why is now total silence? It turns out, is «their» and «foreign» human rights?» — said Lukashevich at a meeting of the OSCE permanent Council.

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