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UN collects facts of civilian and prisoner of war torture: who, how and when can testify

15 September, 2023 Friday
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The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Alice Jill Edwards, has started collecting testimonies about torture in Russian captivity. You can provide information until October 31

The Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War reported.

Any public organizations and associations can provide testimony.

"The Coordination Headquarters calls on human rights and civil society organizations, associations of family members of Ukrainian defenders and civilian hostages to report to the UN Special Rapporteur on the facts of torture of our fellow citizens by Russians. The materials should be sent to the e-mail address [email protected]," the statement reads.

Deadline: October 31.

Length: up to 2000 words.

File format: Word, PDF.

Languages: English or French.

Subject line: Input for SRT's country visit to Ukraine.

All materials will be kept confidential and will be taken into account for the final report, which Edwards will present next March in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council.

  • The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Alice Gill Edwards, visited Ukraine last week. She spoke about the torture experienced by Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war and called such actions by the Russian Federation a state policy aimed at intimidation and punishment.

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