Written Statement to the U.N. Human Rights Committee 133th Session (11 Oct 2021 – 05 Nov 2021)

Freedom of expression under threat in Ukraine: the case of Anatoliy Sharij

A submission by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience with Human Rights Without Frontiers

Recently, Anatoliy Sharij, a Ukrainian blogger living in EU countries for almost a decade, was accused by the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) on “High Treason” under the controversial Article 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (https://bit.ly/3CXMvaR). This article states that ‘an act willfully committed by a citizen of Ukraine in the detriment of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability, defense capability, and state, economic or information security of Ukraine: joining the enemy at the time of martial law or armed conflict, espionage, assistance in subversive activities against Ukraine provided to a foreign state, a foreign organization or their representatives, shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.

Freedom of expression under threat in Ukraine the case of Anatoliy Sharij
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