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Ukraine: 'Put deeds before words': Deliver human rights for Ukraine

By Amnesty International, , Index number: EUR 50/004/2010

Following his inauguration on 25 February 2010, President Victor Yanukovych has the opportunity to build on past progress in human rights and address some outstanding concerns. There is widespread impunity for torture and other ill-treatment, asylum-seekers are at risk of being forcibly returned to countries where they face human rights violations, and visible minorities face discrimination and racist attacks from members of the public and officials. In this document Amnesty International asks President Yanukovych to act now to ensure that Ukraine upholds its international human rights commitments in practice.

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