Українське посольство знову просить суд у Москві про зустріч із Сущенком – Денісова

Посольство України повторно звернулося до Московського міського суду з проханням надати дозвіл на зустріч із ув’язненим в Росії українським журналістом Романом Сущенком, повідомила Уповноважений з прав людини Верховної Ради Людмила Денісова.

За її даними, відповідь має надійти 21 червня о дев’ятій ранку.

18 червня у Москві відбулася зустріч омбудсманів України і Росії Людмили Денісової і Тетяни Москалькової. По її завершенню Тетяна Москалькова розповіла журналістам, що домовилася з Денісовою про взаємне відвідування режисера Олега Сенцова у російській колонії та журналіста Кирила Вишинського в Херсоні. А також про початок створення «дорожньої карти» відвідування громадян, які перебувають у місцях позбавлення волі в Росії та Україні. Попри це, Денісова не змогла відвідати в Росії жодного українського в’язня, звільнення якого вимагає Київ.

Романа Сущенка, зокрема, вона намагалася відвідати 18 червня.

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Українське посольство знову просить суд у Москві про зустріч із Сущенком – Денісова

Посольство України повторно звернулося до Московського міського суду з проханням надати дозвіл на зустріч із ув’язненим в Росії українським журналістом Романом Сущенком, повідомила Уповноважений з прав людини Верховної Ради Людмила Денісова.

За її даними, відповідь має надійти 21 червня о дев’ятій ранку.

18 червня у Москві відбулася зустріч омбудсманів України і Росії Людмили Денісової і Тетяни Москалькової. По її завершенню Тетяна Москалькова розповіла журналістам, що домовилася з Денісовою про взаємне відвідування режисера Олега Сенцова у російській колонії та журналіста Кирила Вишинського в Херсоні. А також про початок створення «дорожньої карти» відвідування громадян, які перебувають у місцях позбавлення волі в Росії та Україні. Попри це, Денісова не змогла відвідати в Росії жодного українського в’язня, звільнення якого вимагає Київ.

Романа Сущенка, зокрема, вона намагалася відвідати 18 червня.

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Winners & Losers in Family Separation Trauma

A game of political tug-of-war in Washington has amounted to trauma across the Rio Grande Valley, where droves of parents detained for crossing illegally are separated from their children. U.S. President Donald Trump describes his own choices as one of loopholes or “zero tolerance.”

“We can either release all illegal immigrant families and minors who show up at the border from Central America or we can arrest the adults for the federal crime of illegal entry. Those are the only two options: totally open borders or criminal prosecution for law breaking,” Trump said.

The Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy places anyone who crossed illegally at risk of detention, including asylum-seekers and parents of minors. Since children cannot be held in detention centers, they are separated from their parents, with no word on when or how they might be reunited. Still, migrant families continue to take their chances.

In speaking with migrant families here in McAllen, Texas, there is a common thread between their stories. No matter how dreadful the circumstances may be here, the alternative — they say — is worse.”

“This young man, he made me cry,” Luis Guerrero, a volunteer for Catholic Charities told VOA. “Tears came out my eyes, because he said ‘we came down here because they (gangs) wanted to make my daughter a prostitute.’ That they came knocking on his door.”

“A mother that has a kid that is suffering, nothing will stop her from saving her son,” Sister Norma Pimental, executive director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley said. “It doesn’t matter what we do here, unfortunately, where children suffer in order to attempt mothers to stop coming. But if her son is suffering, it’s a huge risk, but they are going to save their children if they can.”

Caught, then what?

Parents charged with illegal entry are processed and sent to a detention center, while their children are separated and sent to federal foster care facilities.

((MICHAEL AVENATTI, ATTORNEY AT LAW))

“Every mother that described having their child taken from them, stated that they had been lied to when the child was taken from them,” attorney Attorney Michael Avenatti said, describing his interactions with some of the mothers. “At no point in time did anyone with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or anyone else tell the mother what was really going on; namely, that they were taking the children from them, and it would be days, weeks, and months before they saw them again.”

Sister Norma Pimentel calls families that entered the United States illegally but have not been separated the “lucky ones” — a discretionary decision among Border Patrol chiefs, sometimes out of the sheer volume at detention centers, to allow some families to prove credible fear and seek asylum.

But even among families who were not separated, fear has infiltrated through stories of others.

“I heard various women say that a girl had supposedly been brought to a court, and they brought her there for 36 hours, except they didn’t take her where they had said…but to a jail, and when she arrived, her son wasn’t there anymore, Lucia, a migrant from Guatemala told VOA.

 

 

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Winners & Losers in Family Separation Trauma

A game of political tug-of-war in Washington has amounted to trauma across the Rio Grande Valley, where droves of parents detained for crossing illegally are separated from their children. U.S. President Donald Trump describes his own choices as one of loopholes or “zero tolerance.”

“We can either release all illegal immigrant families and minors who show up at the border from Central America or we can arrest the adults for the federal crime of illegal entry. Those are the only two options: totally open borders or criminal prosecution for law breaking,” Trump said.

The Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy places anyone who crossed illegally at risk of detention, including asylum-seekers and parents of minors. Since children cannot be held in detention centers, they are separated from their parents, with no word on when or how they might be reunited. Still, migrant families continue to take their chances.

In speaking with migrant families here in McAllen, Texas, there is a common thread between their stories. No matter how dreadful the circumstances may be here, the alternative — they say — is worse.”

“This young man, he made me cry,” Luis Guerrero, a volunteer for Catholic Charities told VOA. “Tears came out my eyes, because he said ‘we came down here because they (gangs) wanted to make my daughter a prostitute.’ That they came knocking on his door.”

“A mother that has a kid that is suffering, nothing will stop her from saving her son,” Sister Norma Pimental, executive director of Catholic Charities in the Rio Grande Valley said. “It doesn’t matter what we do here, unfortunately, where children suffer in order to attempt mothers to stop coming. But if her son is suffering, it’s a huge risk, but they are going to save their children if they can.”

Caught, then what?

Parents charged with illegal entry are processed and sent to a detention center, while their children are separated and sent to federal foster care facilities.

((MICHAEL AVENATTI, ATTORNEY AT LAW))

“Every mother that described having their child taken from them, stated that they had been lied to when the child was taken from them,” attorney Attorney Michael Avenatti said, describing his interactions with some of the mothers. “At no point in time did anyone with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or anyone else tell the mother what was really going on; namely, that they were taking the children from them, and it would be days, weeks, and months before they saw them again.”

Sister Norma Pimentel calls families that entered the United States illegally but have not been separated the “lucky ones” — a discretionary decision among Border Patrol chiefs, sometimes out of the sheer volume at detention centers, to allow some families to prove credible fear and seek asylum.

But even among families who were not separated, fear has infiltrated through stories of others.

“I heard various women say that a girl had supposedly been brought to a court, and they brought her there for 36 hours, except they didn’t take her where they had said…but to a jail, and when she arrived, her son wasn’t there anymore, Lucia, a migrant from Guatemala told VOA.

 

 

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US Separating Increasing Number of Children from Parents at Border

U.S. officials are separating undocumented children who cross the southern border with their parents at a faster rate than the government had previously acknowledged, data provided to reporters by immigration officials on Tuesday shows.

In the 35 days from May 5 to June 9, some 2,342 children — an average of 67 a day — were separated from their parents or custodians as the adults faced federal criminal charges for entering the country illegally, as well as deportation proceedings, as a result of a new policy the Trump administration refers to as “zero-tolerance.”

Numbers provided by the Department of Homeland Security late last week indicated that between April 19 and May 31, 1,995 children were removed from their parents and held in government-funded shelters, averaging roughly 48 separations a day.

Those dates roughly coincide with when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy on April 6, and when DHS – which includes U.S. Customs and Border Protection – joined the initiative on May 7. VOA has requested additional data on separations from DHS that coincides with those key dates of the initiative.

Sessions ordered that all migrants crossing the border illegally be swiftly placed into federal criminal court proceedings for illegal entry into the country. With parents or custodians detained on federal charges, according to DHS the children cannot accompany the adults to those facilities, and are rendered “unaccompanied minors.”

They are then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which contracts out to non-profits; those organizations are in turn are running shelters to hold the children, some of which are younger than 4.

An audio recording made inside one such shelter by investigative news outlet ProPublica revealed wailing children pleading for their parents.

A request for information on the number of reunifications or deportations that have taken place since the policy was announced in April was not immediately provided on Tuesday’s call with DHS officials; a subsequent request by VOA for that data has not yet received a response.

Sharp criticism followed the recent decisions by Trump and his Cabinet officials, who have at times referred to the policy as a deterrent to border crossers, but also denied that it could be considered a “policy,” as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House on Monday.

In a strongly-worded statement Monday, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced the US policy.

“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” al-Hussein said.

 

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US Separating Increasing Number of Children from Parents at Border

U.S. officials are separating undocumented children who cross the southern border with their parents at a faster rate than the government had previously acknowledged, data provided to reporters by immigration officials on Tuesday shows.

In the 35 days from May 5 to June 9, some 2,342 children — an average of 67 a day — were separated from their parents or custodians as the adults faced federal criminal charges for entering the country illegally, as well as deportation proceedings, as a result of a new policy the Trump administration refers to as “zero-tolerance.”

Numbers provided by the Department of Homeland Security late last week indicated that between April 19 and May 31, 1,995 children were removed from their parents and held in government-funded shelters, averaging roughly 48 separations a day.

Those dates roughly coincide with when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy on April 6, and when DHS – which includes U.S. Customs and Border Protection – joined the initiative on May 7. VOA has requested additional data on separations from DHS that coincides with those key dates of the initiative.

Sessions ordered that all migrants crossing the border illegally be swiftly placed into federal criminal court proceedings for illegal entry into the country. With parents or custodians detained on federal charges, according to DHS the children cannot accompany the adults to those facilities, and are rendered “unaccompanied minors.”

They are then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which contracts out to non-profits; those organizations are in turn are running shelters to hold the children, some of which are younger than 4.

An audio recording made inside one such shelter by investigative news outlet ProPublica revealed wailing children pleading for their parents.

A request for information on the number of reunifications or deportations that have taken place since the policy was announced in April was not immediately provided on Tuesday’s call with DHS officials; a subsequent request by VOA for that data has not yet received a response.

Sharp criticism followed the recent decisions by Trump and his Cabinet officials, who have at times referred to the policy as a deterrent to border crossers, but also denied that it could be considered a “policy,” as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the White House on Monday.

In a strongly-worded statement Monday, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein denounced the US policy.

“The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,” al-Hussein said.

 

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Попросіть Путіна про звільнення Сенцова – Денісова звернулася до Москалькової

Уповноважена Верховної Ради України з прав людини Людмила Денісова закликала російську колегу Тетяну Москалькову допомогти звільнити українця Олега Сенцова. Лист такого змісту вона оприлюднила 20 червня у Facebook.

«Звернулася до Уповноваженого РФ Тетяни Москалькової з проханням сприяти звільненню Олега Сенцова від відбування покарання з гуманітарних причин і звернутися із відповідним проханням до президента РФ», – написала Денісова.

Раніше цього ж дня український омбудсмен повідомила, що не змогла зустрітися з керівником делегації Міжнародного комітету Червоного Хреста в Росії, Білорусі і Молдові Магне Барту, тому звернулася до нього з листом із проханням відвідати Олега Сенцова та інших українських політв’язнів, утримуваних Росією.

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Попросіть Путіна про звільнення Сенцова – Денісова звернулася до Москалькової

Уповноважена Верховної Ради України з прав людини Людмила Денісова закликала російську колегу Тетяну Москалькову допомогти звільнити українця Олега Сенцова. Лист такого змісту вона оприлюднила 20 червня у Facebook.

«Звернулася до Уповноваженого РФ Тетяни Москалькової з проханням сприяти звільненню Олега Сенцова від відбування покарання з гуманітарних причин і звернутися із відповідним проханням до президента РФ», – написала Денісова.

Раніше цього ж дня український омбудсмен повідомила, що не змогла зустрітися з керівником делегації Міжнародного комітету Червоного Хреста в Росії, Білорусі і Молдові Магне Барту, тому звернулася до нього з листом із проханням відвідати Олега Сенцова та інших українських політв’язнів, утримуваних Росією.

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Ув’язнений у Росії український кінорежисер Олег Сенцов у колонії за Полярним колом 14 червня розпочав другий місяць голодування з вимогою звільнення всіх утримуваних Москвою українських політв’язнів. Як повідомила Радіо Свобода сестра Сенцова Наталія Каплан, 8 червня Сенцова відвозили до реанімації.

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