Ukraine's SBU, UN to jointly monitor detention facilities

15:20, 06 June 2016
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Ukraine has reached an agreement with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic to create a joint monitoring group to prevent torture in detention centers, that's according to Head of Ukrainian Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak who spoke at a Kyiv briefing Monday, Ukraine Today reports.

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"Last week we had a meeting with Mr Šimonović and a very productive discussion about the establishment of a joint group that would solve these issues online to prevent any further accusations of tortures," Hrytsak said, according to Ukraine Today.

Read alsoSBU detention center in Kyiv being checked after UN report alleges tortureAs UNIAN reported earlier, the UN on Friday accused in its report both the Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist forces of torturing prisoners.

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