East StratCom disinformation claim:

There were numerous violations of human rights committed on the peninsula by the Kiev regime before Crimea seceded from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation.

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Period/date: 16. January 2017

Debunk claim:

Actually, the UN have accused Russia of human rights abuses in Crimea since the illegal annexation of the peninsula to Russia http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-ukraine-crimea-putin-human-rights-abuses-un-accusations-claims-a7421406.html. Human Rights Watch have also concluded that the rights situation in Crimea has rapidly deteriorated since Russia annexed Crimea https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/03/18/ukraine-fear-repression-crimea.

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Additional information

This information is reported by Promote Ukraine in Disinformation Review issue 55. The item is located at row number 15 in the report.

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