The Crimean Tatar Resource Center (CTRC) presented an analysis of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea in January 2018, which was presented on the organization’s website.

“According to the organization, for over a month the Russian "security officers" conducted nine searches of the Crimean Tatars' houses. There were 5 detentions, 7 interrogations, 4 arrests registered. In January, the occupation courts of Crimea imposed 11 fines on Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian activists a total of which is 115 thousand rubles," reads the report.

The resource center further noted that 43 cases of violation of the right to a fair trial were recorded in the occupied peninsula, as well as 8 cases of violation of the right to the highest attainable level of physical and mental health.

"Also, once the Russian "security officers" violated the right to peaceful assembly and 8 times - to freedom of movement," the center stated.

Earlier, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna Ihor Prokopchuk stated the urgent need for international presence and constant monitoring of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, where the Russian occupation administration continues to violate human rights and international humanitarian law.

According to him, "flagrant violations of human rights and freedoms and OSCE Human Dimension Commitments in the occupied Crimea require increased attention of the OSCE and its autonomous institutions to the plight of people under occupation."