Amnesty International’s Secretary General to visit Ukraine and Russia

Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will visit Ukraine and Russia between 7-10 September.

The visit comes amid:

· Violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by all sides in the conflict in eastern Ukraine

· Mounting evidence about Russia’s alleged role in the conflict 

· Calls for Ukraine to tackle its long-standing culture of impunity for police abuses

· Increasing attacks in Russia on the rights to freedom of expression, to assembly and to association 

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