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UN: Rights of Crimean Tatars Deteriorating Under Russian Rule

Human rights concerns are growing over the deteriorating situation of tens of thousands of Tatars since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, considered part of Ukraine, two years ago. “Since April 2014, Crimean Tatars have been subjected to arbitrary searches, seizure of books and arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment have largely gone unaddressed by the de facto [Russian] authorities,” said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Over the past two...

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