Category Archives: Torture

Kyiv and Moscow agreed on scenario of all-for-all exchange, – source

18:53, 27 November 2019 Exchange of 250 people for 100 is being discussed. Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on a large-scale “all-for-all” exchange are in the final stages. RBC reported it, citing the sources. “The important issue now is the exchange of all established persons for all established persons between Kyiv and Donbas. The lists have already been agreed and approved,” the source said.

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“DPR” secret prisons employ torture experts, not random people: ex-captives

A secret “DPR” prison opened in the summer of 2014. It hosted those whom pro-Russian forces sought to break down to get guilty pleas. Often, people would tell on themselves, giving up to torture. Despite the fact that the “DPR” doesn’t recognize the very existence of this “concentration camp”, it is still operating. UNIAN sat down with former inmates to

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Chechen Official Apologizes for Torturing Detainees With Taser

An official in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya has apologized for using a taser on women detained under suspicion of fraud, Chechen media reported Monday. Video showing Islam Kadyrov, the former mayor of Chechnya’s capital Grozny, using a stun gun against detainees to obtain evidence from them aired on the Grozny television channel late last month. Law enforcement authorities

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‘They Tried to Break Me, Then Offered Me a Deal,’ Sentsov Says of Russian Imprisonment

Oleg Sentsov was the most high-profile prisoner among the 35 Ukrainian detainees who returned home last month in exchange for 35 prisoners wanted by Russia. The 43-year-old filmmaker was detained in Crimea in 2014 and sentenced to 20 years in a Russian maximum security prison on terrorism charges he says were trumped up. The European Union said Sentsov’s case was

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Ex-Kremlin prisoners tell about torture, horrors of Russian prisons

Olena Makarenko After eleven Ukrainian political prisoners of Kremlin returned to Ukraine, they started to describe the conditions of Russian prisons where they were kept in, as well as how they were tortured to extract the “confessions” necessary for the sham trials. Some describe the torture they suffered as mild and insignificant, some experienced real horrors. The stories show that

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Getting away with torture in Russia’s criminal justice system

11:15 am, September 16, 2019· Every year, Russian courts issue about 1,000 sentences under Article 286, Part 3 of Russia’s Criminal Codex. While there is no formal definition of “torture” in Russian criminal law (which makes government torture very difficult to track), it is Article 286, Part 3 that punishes violent overreach by government officials and members of the military.

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Released political prisoner Karpyuk told about torture in Russian prison: He was tortured with electric shock, kept awake, subjected to use of psychotropic substances

Mykola Karpyuk, who was released from a Russian prison, told ATR channel that he and another political prisoner, Stanislav Klykh, were tortured in Russia with electric shocks, Russian enforcers prevented him from sleeping, used psychotropic substances and could have implanted a “chip”. “When it gets dark, they bring me out to the corridor – handcuffs, hands behind their back, put

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