Torture, sexual violence allegedly used by Russian forces in Ukraine, experts say

Torture, sexual violence allegedly used by Russian forces in Ukraine, experts say

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At least 36 victims interviewed by prosecutors mentioned the use of electric shocks, often genital electric shocks, as well as threats of genital mutilation during interrogations. The report said that one of the victims was forced to watch the rape of another detainee.

It found that most of the detainees who suffered torture were military personnel, but there were also law enforcement, volunteers, activists, community leaders, medical workers, and teachers. It found that the most commonly used torture techniques included suffocation, overboarding, severe beatings and threats of rape.

Reuters was unable to verify the allegations.

All told, the evidence from the free detention centers suggests that Putin’s plan to wipe out Ukrainian identity includes multiple crimes of genocide”, said Wayne Jordash, the British barrister who led the team.

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