Ukraine intends to raise a question in the UN regarding journalist Stanislav Aseyev, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the "DNR". This was stated by speaker of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleh Nikolenko, - Ukrinform reports.
"This week, the work of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with human rights issues, continues. Without a doubt, the Ukrainian delegation will raise the issue of the so-called "verdict" to Stanislav Aseyev as a sad example of policy of suppression by the occupation authorities in Donetsk of critical looks and gross violation of human rights", - the diplomat informed.
He also confirmed that the Ukrainian party "will bring this information to the attention of the UN leadership".
At the same time, according to Nikolenko, Ukraine does not stop attracting UN attention to the suppression of rights and freedoms in the occupied territories.
"In particular, last week at the Fourth Committee, which examined the issue of information, we talked about restrictions on freedom of speech, as well as persecution of journalists and activists in the Ukrainian territories temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation", - the representative of the Ukrainian mission to the UN noted.
As previously reported, the Prosecutor General's Office of the "DNR" stated that the Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev (Vasin) was sentenced to 15 years in a high-security prison.
According to various sources, he has been detained from May or June 2017. At first, his disappearance was reported, nothing was known about him for two weeks. Subsequently, the "DNR" admitted that they detained Aseyev and accused him of "espionage in favor of Ukraine".