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A written inquiry on the Crimean activists

Member of the European Parliament, Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, filed a written inquiry with the European Commission regarding the Ukrainian activists, abducted from the territory of Crimea: Oleg Sentsov, Gennadiy Afanasyev, Aleksey Chirniy and Alexander Kolchenko.

Kozłowska-Rajewicz wrote: ‘there is reason to believe that the detained Ukrainians were subjected to torture’. She also draws attention to the placement of one of the Crimean activists in a psychiatric hospital. In addition, the Russian authorities, citing the Russian citizenship, imposed upon those kidnapped after the annexation of the Crimea, refuse to allow them the opportunity to use the Ukrainian consular assistance.

In view of the aforementioned abuses, Ms. Kozłowska-Rajewicz addressed the European Commission with a question about whether the cases of Crimean activists are being monitored on an EU level and what measures the Commission will take in order to ensure fair trials for them.