On 23rd September, 2021 UN published the thirty-second report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the human rights situation in Ukraine. Report covers the period from 1 February to 31 July 2021 and it is based on the work of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. It includes the issues of human rights in the AR of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, temporarily occupied by Russia.
OHCHR documented in Report that ahead of the Day of the Crimean Tatar National Flag on 26 June 2021, which is typically marked by commemorative assemblies, the Russia-controlled “police” and the “prosecutor’s” office gave written “warnings” to Crimean Tatars. During the reporting period, OHCHR documented some cases of torture and illtreatment against Ukrainian citizens in Crimea and some “prosecutions” in absentia of Crimean Tatar men living in mainland Ukraine and perceived to be opponents of the occupying “authorities” in the Crimea
Report gives the words of the a detainee from the Crimea who had been tortured by the “FSB” when UN officers asked him if he had complained to the Russia-controlled “powers”: “telling the Russian authorities that I was tortured by the Russian authorities would be like telling a dog that it bites”. OHCHR also welcomed in the Report the cancellation by the Parliament of Ukraine of non-resident taxpayer status for Crimea-residing citizens.