Ombudswoman Denisova asks ICRC to check why Ukrainian prisoners die in occupied Luhansk

01:44, 08 September 2018
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Denisova says information about the prisoners' deaths is available in open sources / Photo from UNIAN

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova asks the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to find out the circumstances of the death of Ukrainian citizens in prisons located in Russian-occupied areas in Luhansk region.

"A number of deaths in prisons in occupied Luhansk region were reported last month. What is more, I have received information from prisoners and their relatives about cruelty, lack of medical care and improper conditions in penitentiary institutions," she wrote on Facebook on September 7.

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"Information about the tragic deaths of prisoners is available even in open sources. This is also confirmed by human rights organizations that report that their dead bodies had signs of torture. It is worth noting that the people who were found dead said last month had said they wanted to continue serving their term in Ukrainian-controlled territory. Therefore I've asked the International Committee of the Red Cross to find out the circumstances of the death of the citizens of Ukraine."

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