The UN special envoy was not allowed to communicate with prisoners at the Donbass

Спецпредставителю ООН не дали пообщаться с пленными на Донбассе

The UN special Rapporteur on the prevention of torture could not obtain reliable information on the situation of torture in non-government controlled territories.

The UN special Rapporteur on the prevention of torture Nils Melzer was unable to confidentially communicate with the Ukrainian military, which hold in non-government controlled areas of Donbas. He said this in Kyiv on Friday, June 8, according to Radio Liberty.

In addition, it allowed in a limited number of places where prisoners are held.

“During my visit to the territory, which is controlled by armed groups in Lugansk and Donetsk, access to places of deprivation of liberty did not meet the requirements of my mandate. Representatives of de facto authorities pre-identified companies to stay and my team could not visit other institutions,” he said.

The Melzer was able to visit the colonies of no. 19 and 24, which are in non-government controlled parts of Luhansk region.

“I was not allowed to conduct confidential interviews with the detainees and even the collective interviews of a General nature were excluded by the presence of the staff of the institution,” said Meltzer.

On the uncontrolled part of the Donetsk region, the UN representative visited the prison №5 in Donetsk, but he has failed to confidentially talk with prisoners.

“I was able to communicate individually with the four detainees the military Armed forces of Ukraine, which were chosen by representatives of the de facto authorities. Unfortunately, under the supervision of prison staff, which is not possible to ensure complete confidentiality,” said Meltzer.

In Ukraine, the UN special Rapporteur on the prevention of torture Nils Melzer from 20 may to 8 June, assessed the overall situation with the prohibition of torture or other treatment violating human dignity. Meltzer said that when the objects on controlled Ukraine of the territory, it has unrestricted freedom of movement to all places where people are deprived of their liberty.

According to the SBU at the end of January, outside the control of the government of the territories of Donbass hold 108 people.

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