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Detained at protest rally in Moscow are being tortured, - human rights activists
16:34, 28 March 2017
Detained at protest rally in Moscow are being tortured, - human rights activists

Detained activists are deprived of sleep, they do not receive food and drinking water

16:34, 28 March 2017

Reuters

Representatives of the Moscow Public Monitoring Commission checked the conditions of detention of the protest activists who were arrested in Moscow over the weekend anti-corruption rally and reported numerous human rights violations. This is stated by Gulagu.net  organization (Project Against Corruption and Torture in Russia, which brings together more than 14,000 human rights defenders and volunteers).

During the inspection it was found out that the detainees at the rally against corruption were placed in deliberately crowded cells, and are not provided with food and water.

"In fact, detainees are tortured by deprivation of sleep, food, drinking water (people have to sleep in turn for 1.5-2 hours, some have to sleep right on the floor.) At the time of the inspection (22:15 Moscow time) dinner was not given to any of the detainees (the fact of torture by deprivation of food, torture by hunger)," the organization said in a statement.

The organization demands an immediate prosecutor's check of the conditions of detention of activists and of the facts of gross violation of the legitimate rights of detainees.

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