Sledkov Russia initiated a case against the employees of the SBU for the alleged torture of people in Mariupol

Следком России возбудил дело против сотрудников СБУ за якобы пытки людей в Мариуполе

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against employees of security Service of Ukraine, allegedly involved in the “torture” of people and the airport of Mariupol, reported on 26 March, the press service of the Ministry.

“According to the investigation, as well as reports published in the media, one more criminal case on signs of the crime provided by part 1 of article 356 of the criminal code (use of prohibited means and methods of warfare). Thus, in the period from April 2014 onwards, the members of the criminal community among the employees of the SBU, posted in the airport of Mariupol illegally detained persons, including from among local residents, in the absence of legal grounds. Thus the people were kept in inhuman conditions – SBU locked them in the non-performing coolers. At least 300 people have been tortured and tortured. Aware of the two killed”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that in accordance with the requirements of the Geneva Convention “in case of armed conflict not of an international character, persons who do not directly participate in the hostilities shall be treated humanely without any discrimination”.

“The provisions of the Convention prohibits violence to life and physical integrity of these persons, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture, taking of hostages, outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment. Currently under investigation actions and operational-search measures aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the crimes and of officials of the Ukrainian soldiers involved in their Commission,” – said the Investigative Committee of Russia.

In April 2014, in the East of Ukraine began the armed conflict. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia says it is not a party to the conflict.

Sledkov RF regularly opens criminal case against Ukrainian politicians, servicemen, and social activists. In March 2017 the Chairman of Department Alexander Bastrykin said that the Deal opened 102 criminal cases against the Ukrainian military in the conflict in the Donbas.