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Prosecutor General’s Office opens 14 criminal cases on testimony of released prisoners

Source : 112 Ukraine

The released prisoners reported on the ill-treatment of civilians, tortures, using physical coercion
20:56, 20 January 2020

General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine
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The Prosecutor General’s Office registered 14 criminal proceedings based on the testimony of affected, released from the captivity in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as the prosecutor’s office reported.

In their testimony, the released prisoners reported on the ill-treatment of civilians, tortures, using physical coercion from the representatives of the illegal armed formations of Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and their accomplices.

“The prosecutors of the Department on Supervision of criminal proceedings against crimes committed in terms of the armed conflict, the Prosecutor General’s Office on the results of the questionings of the prisoners released on December 29, 2019, registered 14 criminal proceedings on the violation of laws and customs of war,” the message said.

Related: Occupied Luhansk states Kyiv disrupts discussion of prisoner swap

It is noted that 160 custodial settings in temporarily occupied territories of Donbas were established.

As we reported earlier, on December 29, Ukraine and representatives of the militant-held Donbas exchanged prisoners; these are political prisoners, POWs, and civilians, some of which were not even convicted. The venue was the Mayorske checkpoint in the Donetsk region.

Ukraine passed 127 people to the non-controlled territory, and the Russian mercenaries passed 76 people to Ukraine; 12 of these were military servicemen. Another 14 people refused to be exchanged.

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