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Amnesty International Calls For Repeal Of De-Communization Law

Amnesty International Calls For Repeal Of De-Communization Law

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The executive director of the international human rights organization, Amnesty International, Oksana Pokalchuk, believes that it is necessary to abolish the law on de-communization.

Pokalchuk stated this in an interview with Ukrainian News Agency.

According to her, the law on de-communization violates human rights.

She stressed that people should not be prosecuted for using symbols if the use of such symbols does not have the purpose of inciting violence or aggression.

According to her, Amnesty International would like the government to be able to "restrict incitement to or support for violence rather than some formal signs that may have a completely different context."

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Amnesty International believes that the detention of peaceful demonstrators for carrying Soviet symbols is a step towards restriction of freedom of speech and peaceful assembly by the Ukrainian authorities.

Law enforcement officials detained more than 50 people throughout Ukraine on May 9.

Fourteen people, including six police officers, were injured as a result of clashes in Dnipro on May 9.