PACE resolution: Ukraine must upgrade punishment for tortures
19:48, 21 April 2016

PACE resolution: Ukraine must upgrade punishment for tortures

Assembly’s members demand that Kyiv recognizes tortures as more serious crime

19:48, 21 April 2016

“Ukraine should bring its national law, including the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code, in accordance with provisions of international legal frameworks. That includes the status of a captured person and recognition of tortures as a serious crime”, reads the resolution.

Under the current Ukrainian law, a person who is involved in tortures faces from 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.

The PACE also urges Ukrainian MPs to submit changes to the law on punishment of those who committed war crimes during the Donbas conflict. The Assembly’s members urged the Ukrainian authorities to make sure that such persons do not get an amnesty, unless fair trial proves their innocence in particular war crime. 

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