Police discover 28 Russian torture chambers in liberated part of Kharkiv region
Ukrainian law enforcement officers have discovered 28 Russian torture chambers in the de-occupied Kharkiv region. 10 criminal proceedings involving 227 victims have been opened
This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Thus, the Russia forces, their henchmen from the "DPR" and "LPR", as well as local collaborators, illegally detained and tortured people in the premises of the Kupyansk police department for more than six months.
"67 people were recognised as victims of Russian occupation forces in the Kupyansk torture chamber. However, the police are aware of the torture of more than 150 victims. This is the number of people held in the temporary detention centre of the Kupyansk police department, with a maximum capacity of 45 people. Investigators also know that some of them were held for more than 100 days," the report says.
People aged 16 to 65 were held in the torture chamber. Invading Russian forces beat people with hands and feet, rubber sticks and pipes, electric shocks, burned plastic on their bodies, and bent their hands and joints in handcuffs. As a result of torture, two people died, four went missing, and four others are still in captivity.
It is noted that three torture chambers remain undocumented because they are located in intensively shelled settlements on the border with Russia.
- On January 3, a Kyiv court sentenced the former head of the Donetsk torture chamber 'Izolyatsia' Denys Kulikovskyi, nicknamed 'Palych'.