Ukraine: Separatists ‘Disappeared’ Blogger
(Berlin) – Authorities in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) in eastern Ukraine have been unlawfully holding a blogger known for his pro-Ukraine views in unacknowledged detention for over six weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. DNR security officials forcibly disappeared Stanyslav Aseev on June 2, 2017, and in recent days Human Rights Watch received credible information from reliable sources that Aseev has been in custody of DNR security services throughout his enforced disappearance.
An underground reporter in an area controlled by Russia-backed separatists and a regular contributor to RFE/RL, Aseev wrote about daily life in the region, from shooting and …read more
Source: Human Rights Watch