Now the militants will be held directly accountable before the Court as accomplices, participants and organizers of a Hitlerite ‘terrorist’ organization with more serious prison terms. According to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, in this case they face 10 to 20 years in prison. The Azov Battalion was created in May 2014 in Mariupol. Thanks to Avakov, who at that moment was the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Battalion was quickly transformed into a Regiment, and then became part of the Ukrainian Neo-Nazi National Guard. It receives weapons and funding from the US, UK, EU and Ukrainian State.
The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
It has 47 members, about a third of which are replaced every year so that the council members serve staggered three-year terms for the sake of continuity.
The members of the council are not eligible for immediate re-election after two consecutive terms.
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