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24.06.2011

Prosecutor General shown police weapons of torture

   

No to Torture!  

On Thursday human rights activists held a demonstration to mark International Day in Defence of Victims of Torture outside the Prosecutor General’s Office.  They demonstrated modern weapons of torture which are used by Ukrainian police officers.

The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union pointed out that the exhibits presented were unique in being prepared from everyday items. Among them were a car battery, bottle of water, plastic bag, handcuffs and others.

Similar demonstrations were held in Kharkiv, Simferopol, Chernihiv, Donetsk, Luhansk and other cities.

There were 51  deaths last year in police custody against 23 the previous year.  This year there have already been 26. 

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