Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers submitted the bill #6521 to Verkhovna Rada, suggesting legalization of secret detention facilities of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). The according information was made public on parliament’s website.
According to explanatory note, this is about legalization of actually existing remand prisons of SSU.
The bill provides that not only the State Criminal-Executive Service of Ukraine and military detention of Ukrainian Military Law-Enforcement Service within Ukrainian Armed Forces can have its own detention facilities, but also Ukrainian Security Service.
Beyond that, the head of SSU, as well as heads of regional SSU bodies or its deputies would be allowed to conduct special operations using stun devices, water cannons and armored vehicles.
As it is known, Amnesty International published a report about SSU’s secret prisons last year. According to human rights watchers, at least five more people were still secretly kept at that moment, two of them being Russian citizens.
Vasyl Hrytsak, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, announced that Security Service had no "secret prisons", however noted that temporary detention isolators exist.