Vyacheslav Likhachev: Territory of lawlessness. Human rights violations in the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
In May – September 2018 the following human rights violations were registered on the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk “people’s republics”: arbitrary detentions and “arrests”, arbitrary limitations of the freedom of movement, violations of the freedom of association and freedom of faith, violations of property rights and engagement of minors in propaganda and political events. While it does not aim to provide an exhaustive list of violations, this Report discusses events whose veracity we could confirm by analysing open sources. The facts listed in the Report provide sufficient evidence to draw conclusions about the systemic nature of the human rights violations being perpetrated on the territory of the so-called DPR and LPR.