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Monday, October 24, 2016

The name of the Russians in the secret prison of the SBU

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch – the world-famous human rights organization – told about the release of the secret security Service of Ukraine “secret prison” in Kharkov thirteen people. Six supporters of DNR and LNR released on 25 July, another seven, including one woman, on 2 August.

photo: Elena Minashkina

The practice of secret detention, stubbornly denied by official Kyiv, the regional programme Director of Amnesty International’s Europe and Central Asia John Dalhuisen described as “grotesque”. The human rights activist intends to insist on the investigation of those violations and to restore justice “to the victims of persecution.”

Yesterday’s publication of the report was preceded by a meeting of human rights defenders with the Chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoliy Matios. The General gave a list of sixteen people, presumably contained in the “non-existent” in Kharkov prison. Twelve of the thirteen released political prisoners, as later were included in this list…

At least three of the five released, with whom I managed to meet human rights activists from international organizations, and intend to achieve justice.

So, Victor ashikhin held in captivity 597 three days transported to other objects; so the authorities tried to conceal from the independent observers, the fact of his illegal detention.

Nicholas Vakaruk was abducted from her home in the Ukrainian Donetsk region on 9 December 2014. In October 2015 he was brought to the Kharkov hospital No. 17, registered in the emergency room under an assumed name “Sergei Petrovich.” Operated about the removal of kidney spent 10 days in intensive care and 20 days of “recovery”. Akaruku almost a month had to stay handcuffed to the metal bed; side the whole time was overstrung SBU.

Nicholas Vakaruk, Victor ashikhin and Dmitry Korolyov in the liberation received from the employee of the Ukrainian security services, in addition to passports, for 50-200 UAH “transport costs” (from 2 to 10 USD). They were warned about the “extreme desirability” of silence on the ordeal of detention of the SBU and the inevitable “serious consequences” for each – if illegally detained in prison decided to share their impressions with the public.

Two out of five respondents asked for their names not to disclose because they fear the recurrence of repression.

Human rights defenders Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have data at least five captives, secret prisons, security service, two of whom are citizens of the Russian Federation. One of the illegally detained, perhaps, mentally ill.

In particular, the report mentions Russian Vladimir Bezobrazov, who was arrested in may 2014 during a family holiday in the Carolino Bugaz of Odessa region “for public statements in cafes in support of Pro-Russian separatists”. After spending two weeks on the basis of border guards, Bezobrazov “remembered” that he was sent to the black sea village with the goal of “recruitment”. After that, the Russian was charged with “encroachment on the territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state” (article 110 of the criminal code). During the trial, Bezobrazov refused on the first of these confessions, saying that he did it under pressure. In March 2015, on the advice of the lawyer Vladimir Bezobrazov changed his mind and reaffirmed his previous testimony: he was promised to exchange one of the Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner near Lugansk.

March 6, 2015 Ovidiopol district court gave Besobrasova 3 years probation and released from custody. Leaving the courthouse, a Russian citizen, however seated in a waiting van, and from that time he is considered missing.

In may 2015 the mother of Vladimir Bezobrazov Lyudmila Korobova transferred from one of the Kharkovites, who spent some time in the local SBU, the news about his son. In the period from may to August, Korobov called several released inmates of her son, and once from some companies in Kharkiv, a woman phoned Vladimir

According to John Dalhuisen, silence on this issue is not in the interests of Ukraine.


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