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Ukraine: Russian Forces Tortured Izium Detainees

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A hallway of cells in Izium Central Police Station which Russian forces used to detain people, September 23, 2022.
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(Kyiv, October 19, 2022) – Russian forces and others operating under their command routinely tortured detainees during their six-month occupation of Izium, a city in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, Human Rights Watch said today.

Survivors described being subjected to electric shock, waterboarding, severe beatings, threats at gunpoint, and being forced to hold stress positions for extended periods. They identified at least seven locations in the city, including two schools, where they said soldiers had detained and abused them.

“The cruel violence and abuse in Izium were …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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