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 UN: Prisoners taken from Crimea to Russia undergo torture

The occupation authorities of the peninsula get confessions they seek from detainees with torture and ill-treatment.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Radio Svoboda, this was said by Head of the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Fiona Frazer at a briefing on March 15.

According to her, torture and ill-treatment allow the actual authorities of the peninsula to obtain necessary confessions from the detainees.

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Frazer stressed that the prisoners continued being transferred to Russia where some of them received no medical assistance while at least one of them died.

The monitoring mission head said that the resolution of the U.N. General Assembly No. 71205 was the main document applicable to the mission's activities in Crimea as it recognized that the peninsula was temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation.

According to Frazer, in their recent report, the monitors expressed concern about serious human rights violations in Crimea, namely the ill-treatment of prisoners.

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