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Ombudswoman urges to investigate violation of human rights during dispersing of protester camp

Ombudswoman urges to investigate violation of human rights during dispersing of protester camp

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Valeria Lutkovska, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine to hold the investigation of the violations by the National Police and the National Guard during the liquidation of the tent camp on March 3 as it is stated on the website of the ombudswoman.
It is noted that the law enforcers allowed the violation of the human rights, particularly the rights for the peaceful gathering, freedom of speech, right not to be subjected to inhuman treatment, the degrading treatment and right for the personal liberty.

‘We draw the special attention to the fact that the outrage violation of the law of Ukraine ‘On National Police’ that bans the police officer to inflict a hit on the head, neck, clavicular part, sex organs, loins (tailbone) and abdomen’, the message said.
According to this, the ombudswoman urged the Prosecutor General to provide the holding of the fast and effective investigation of the events, foreseeing the periodic public reports on the results, the Verkhovna Rada to consider the draft laws concerning the improving of the legislation on the identification of the police officers and soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine, the government to adopt the laws and regulations on the actions of the law enforcers and other services for the provision of the security of the public peace.

As we reported earlier, clashes between the protesters and law enforcers occurred on March 3 and over 100 people were detained. The police came to the camp of the protesters to conduct an investigation at the protesters' camp, according to the decision of the court.
The police officers started the investigation in the protesters’ camp under two criminal procedures: the events of Feb. 27 near the Parliament, when 14 police officers were wounded, and the events near the October palace in 2017, when police officers were also wounded. As to the events of Feb. 27, a few protesters were informed about suspicion.

While searching the premises of the camp, the police seized nine RGD-5 grenades, fuses, Molotov cocktails and five smoke grenades.
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