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Ukrainian woman with hearing problems tortured by “LNR” militants
15:15, 3 August 2017
Ukrainian woman with hearing problems tortured by “LNR” militants

At the moment the woman is free and arrived in Kyiv

15:15, 3 August 2017

Iryna Gerashchenko Facebook

Ukrainian Lyudmila Surzhenko, who was detained by the so-called "LNR" for 16 days, was brutally tortured, arrived in Kyiv and underwent medical examination and rehabilitation. This was reported by representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group Iryna Gerashchenko on her page in Facebook

“Lyudmila Surzhenko is already in Kyiv ... She will undergo examination, treatment and rehabilitation in one of the hospitals. I thank again all the volunteers and international organizations that managed to free Lyudmila due to the fact that her detention at the checkpoint was made public, Gerashchenko said.

The fact of tortures of Surzhenko was raised during the Skype-call of the humanitarian subgroup on July 31 and August 2 in Minsk at a meeting of the TCG, she added.

"These facts (of torture) must be included in the reports of international human rights organizations," Gerashchenko said.

Lyudmila Surzhenko, who has hearing problems, was detained by militants on July 13 while the crossing the checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska because she did not obey to their orders. She has hearing problems since her childhood, and Lyudmila uses a hearing aid, which at that time was low on battery.

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The so-called LNR Ministry of State Security tortured her with pliers and damaged the finger on her hand. Militants tried to force the captive to record the video where she "confesses" in working for Ukrainian special services.

Surzhenko was released from captivity on July 19, she herself managed to cross the Stanytsia Luhanska", checkpoint. The woman had a serious psychological stress.

As it was reported earlier the issue of prisoners release was discussed in Minsk. According to Olifer, the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeriya Lutkovska took part in the meeting of the humanitarian subgroup.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA demands Russia to let consul to illegally arrested Ukrainian prisoners

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