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25.06.2010

Wall of Remembrance for Victims of Police Torture

   

On Friday, 25 June, on the eve of International Day against Torture, the initiative group “We understand human rights” will be erecting a Wall of Remembrance outside the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). In this way the public will honour police victims of torture. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the laying of 200 red carnations in memory of the number of victims of torture of whom human rights groups are aware. The colour red symbolizes the blood of innocent victims of torture.
The event is aimed at informing the MIA that their actions and those of their subordinates are under public scrutiny, and that crimes committed by police officers must not remain unpunished.
Similar actions will be held outside regional departments of the MIA in Kharkiv, Luhansk, Cherkasy, Sevastopol, Chernihiv, Simferopol and others.
The action is NOT POLITICAL and is taking place with the support of the civic campaign “New Citizen” and the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.
All are cordially invited to join the event, scheduled to last 40 minutes.

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