January 30, 2024, 15:44

46 verdicts reached in cases related to inhumane treatment of civilians and POWs

Currently, 187 suspects have been identified in cases of inhumane treatment of civilians and prisoners of war. 46 court verdicts have already been handed down in relation to initiated cases of inhumane treatment.

Oleksandr Ziuz, Head of the Division for Interaction with State, Non-Governmental, and International Organizations of the Office of the Prosecutor General’s Department for Combating Crimes Committed During Armed Conflict made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“As of today, to the best of my knowledge, we have 187 suspects, 148 defendants and 46 verdicts in cases relating to inhumane treatment of both the civilian population and prisoners of war. We are progressing in this direction. This month alone, my colleagues from the Prosecutor General’s Office issued notices of suspicion to 11 persons. Similar is the case with the colleagues from regional offices – from those most affected by armed aggression such as Kharkiv and Kherson regions – they are investigating and relying on materials, including those provided by NGOs, which, while not considered evidence in themselves, serve as a source of information about certain individuals persons who were tortured in Kherson, Mykolaiv and Kyiv regions,” Oleksandr Ziuz said.

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