Crimean human rights defender says about being tortured by Russian Security Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

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12:59, 2 December 2017

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Crimean human rights defender Unus Masharypov told about being tortured by the Security Service of Russia (FSB), according to Radio Liberty.

Masharypov says that he was questioned about his frequent trips to the continental Ukraine at the FSB directorate in Yalta. He said that starting 2014, he was working as an advocate for human rights, “telling organizations about violations of the rights of children, people with disabilities, and pensioners”.

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After that, according to Masharypov, he was beaten up and tortured with electric shock. He says that he had to confess to the things he didn’t do under torture. He had to admit to being an agent of the Security Service of Ukraine and executing their tasks.

“At the moment the officers threaten me with retribution, sending me to an asylum for life, as based on the Article 51 (of Russian Constitution, - 112) I refused from my testimony as it was given under tortures,” he said.

In his address, Masharypov asked President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to defend him and do everything possible for his release. The same inquiry was submitted to Viktor Palagin, Head of the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea.

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