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Kaharlyk police unit disbanded due to case of rape and torture of woman

Source : 112 Ukraine

60 police members remained without a job
15:58, 4 June 2020

National Police of Ukraine
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Kaharlyk police unit has been entirey disbanded due to the recent high-profle case of a rape and tortures of a local woman. This became known during the staff meeting of the law enforcers dedicated to the issue of tortures applied in police. The press office of Ukraine's Interior Ministry reported that on June 4.

As the unit is disbanded, 60 police workers were removed from the staff. The staff committee of the National Police will decide the fate of their further service.

"Unfortunately, cases of tortures and inhumane treatment take place in police agencies of different world countries. However, the system's healthy as it responds to such cases and takes steps to punish the guilty ones in the entire strictness of the law", Minister Arsen Avakov said.

Related: Court arrests policeman who raped woman in Kyiv region

Previously, policeman Serhiy Sulyma and his partner Mykola Kuziv were detained by the Interior Security Department of the National Police. Both were charged with a rape case. Both are now at the pre-trial detention cell. Ihor Klymenko, the National Police chief signed the order saying that the Kaharlyk police unit would be disbanded, and its leadership would be fired.

Related: MIA head Avakov skips parliamentary meeting on Kaharlyk rape and torture case

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