The prosecutor's office changed the legal qualification of the case to torture. Suspects may face the imprisonment for a term of 10 years
Beatings and physical violence took place directly in the court
This is not the first such case in the practice of Russian investigation against Ukrainian political prisoners
This opinion is also supported by 6% of judges and 8% of journalists
According to monitors, cabinet resembles medieval torture chambers
Criminal proceeding was opened on the facts of abuse of the patients by the staff
In recent times human rights violations became more serious and require more joint efforts to improve the situation...
48% of respondents condemned such actions of military personnel, considering that they have to be punished
Human rights defenders tell about tortures against Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas
The lawyers of the Helsinki Group received confirmation that injuries were noted by the doctors
111 citizens of Ukraine are still held captive by the illegal armed groups in Donbas
Some torture chambers are located in remand prisons and former premises of the SBU departments
Journalists were also persecuted
The delegation received unfettered and immediate access to all the SBU premises, the Security Service assures
When the NPM monitoring group visited Snyatyn residential care facility, its residents looked intimidated and refused to communicate
The delegation of the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture inspected the premises of Ukraine’s Security Service investigation department in Lviv
Will it succeed in finding SBU secret prisons this time?
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say that illegally detained people were released after their July report “You Don’t Exist”
Human rights activists have no access to Ukrainian citizen Yevhen Panov, who was arrested by FSB in Crimea
Tortures adversely affect the personal integrity of both a victim and a law enforcement officer who uses them
The prisoners were often beaten in the face with gunstocks, beaten with pallets, stabbed
In 2015, Ukraine lost 14 cases in ECHR over use of torture. The claimants have received over 150,000 euros in compensation from the state budget.
Discussion will be held in the Media Crisis Center (The Ukrainian House, 2 Khreshchatyk Str., Kyiv) on the eve of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 24, at 11:00
Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska, Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak and Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko took part in the inspection
Ukrainian citizen Viktoriya Korneykova and her son Denis won a case against Ukraine over ill-treatment (Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights)
"It is not the first case of the blatant recruitment with the use of different methods of intimidation and blackmail, but it is the first incident of the use of torture"
The video shows that the man had been beaten as his face and neck werecovered with bruises and blood.
Thirteen representatives of the Zakarpattia region branch of the far-right Right Sector volunteer battalion are suspected of abducting and torturing people
In countries where at the request of human rights defenders were introduced preventative measures, the number of cases of torture decreased
Shocking new evidence of “execution-style killings” by pro-Russian armed groups in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, illustrates the urgent need for action to tackle the escalating human rights and humanitarian crisis in the area
The Court will examine allegations of torture, illegal detention, and the violation of the right to life