A network of torture chambers in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine “was created and directly funded by the Russian state,” Reuters reported on Thursday, citing evidence presented by an international group of experts. The funding of the torture chambers was part of a Russian plan to “subdue, re-educate or kill Ukrainian civic leaders and ordinary dissidents,” Group.v reported.
Mobile Justice Team, funded by the UK, the European Union and United States, she worked with Ukrainian war crimes prosecutors. More than 71,000 reports of war crimes committed by Russians across the country were investigated Ukraine since the start of the war on February 24, 2022.
Russian torture chambers in Kherson
“New evidence gathered in liberated Kherson shows that the torture chambers were established and directly funded by the Russian state,” said a statement from the group, founded by British lawyer Wayne Jordash. We are talking about at least 20 torture chambers.
Their funding was part of a Russian plan to “subdue, re-educate or kill Ukrainian civic leaders and ordinary dissidents,” the group said. The torture chambers were run by various Russian institutions, including the FSB and the Prison Service. Witnesses described the use of torture such as electrocution, suffocation and waterboarding. At least 1,000 torture survivors have given testimonies, Reuters wrote, noting that it was unable to verify the information, and that Russian authorities did not respond to a request for comment.
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