In captivity there are about a million of Ukrainians

В неволе находятся около миллиона украинцев

Lyudmila Denisova

Ukrainians in prison need protection, and should not be subjected to humiliation and torture.

Today in prison there are about a million Ukrainians. This was announced by Verkhovna Rada Commissioner on human rights Lyudmila Denisova on his page on Facebook on Thursday, November 15.

“Today, nearly a million people are in prison. It is not only prisons, but also social institutions, health and education, in which people are contained by court or administrative authorities”, – said Denisov.

He added that the Ukrainians are in prison need protection, and should not be subjected to humiliation and torture. In order to control it, formed a Coordination Council on realization of the national preventive mechanism.

“The main idea is the implementation of regular independent visits to all places of detention… It’s 130 monitors and more than 50 experts who directly participate in monitoring visits from the public. They analyze and sistematizirovat violations of human rights and identify the causes and conditions of their occurrence,” – said Denisov.

Earlier it was reported that in Ukraine the budgetary cost of maintaining one prisoner up to 53 thousand hryvnia, but the amount of the costs vary depending on the specific correctional institution.

 

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