In Ukraine, the tortures and inhuman treatment by employees of the law enforcement bodies are still systemic. Such cases are observed in territories controlled and uncontrolled by Ukraine, as Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner stated.
Some of the resonant examples are cases of the beating of a man and sexual assault of a woman at the Kaharlyk police department.
Besides, from January 1 until August 31, the pretrial investigation was started on 1,066 reports on tortures and inhuman treatment from the side of the law enforcers.
“During the reporting period, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission continued to observe the cases of arbitrary detentions, detention without contact with the outside world, tortures and inhuman treatment, including sexual abuse in the territory controlled by Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic,” the report says.
At the end of May 2020, 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.