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 "Parade of prisoners" in Donetsk is a war crime - UN Assistant Secretary General

"Parade of prisoners" in the occupied city of Donbas is a war crime, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović says.

He stated this during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

He noted that on Jan. 22 Ukrainian soldiers who were captured at the Donetsk airport, were forced to go through the streets of Donetsk where they were insulted, and said that such treatment of prisoners of war can be considered a war crime.

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According to him, the illegal military forces continue to violate human rights in the occupied territories.

Šimonović also stated that the SMM continues to document cases of torture and improper treatment.


 
 
 
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