Human Rights: Torture of citizens by security officers is systemic and unpunished in Crimea

The results of monitoring and analysis confirm that the use of torture by the Federal Security Service and the Russian police against Ukrainian citizens has become a systematic and unpunished phenomenon after Russia’s occupation of Crimea, – Oleksandr Sedov, an analyst of the Crimean Human Rights Group posted on Facebook.

“Crimeans are deprived of the right to legal protection in case of torture because allegations of torture are not investigated in Crimea, and the courts do not consider cases over torture by law enforcement officers against civilians. Even if judgments are delivered in the cases of use of force, the mildest penalties are applied,” – said Oleksandr Sedov.

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