The illegal prison of the Rashists was set up in the district police department of Kupyansk, where the “command center” of the occupation administration was located during the Russian invasion. It was established that in these premises the Rashists kept and abused local residents who refused to cooperate with them.
Among the citizens of Kupyan, few wanted to help the enemy, so the “prison” was three times overcrowded: in cells designed for 140 people, the occupiers held more than 400 at the same time. Illegally imprisoned citizens were forced to sleep standing up.
According to international conventions, such treatment is recognized as torture and is a cruel, inhuman type of treatment and punishment.
Investigators of the SBU Office in the Kharkiv region are documenting atrocities and other war crimes committed by the Russian occupying forces against the civilian population as part of criminal proceedings under Art. 438 of the Criminal Code (violation of the laws and customs of war).
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