Ukraine: The Authorities’ Inaction Emboldens Rising Violence by The Far-Right

The authorities in Ukraine have consistently failed to prevent and punish violence by “far-right” groups, which has grown steadily since at least 2015. The victims of this violence and threats of violence, including women and LGBTI rights activists, “left-wing” political activists, Roma families, and other individuals and groups targeted by member of “far-right” groups, remain vulnerable to further attacks, intimidation and harassment. The Ukrainian authorities must respond to this issue with clear policy of “zero-tolerance” of such violence and immediate actions that seek to bring the perpetrators to account and protect the victims.

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