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Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee publishes Ukrainian response to the report on Maidan events

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes Ukrainian response to the report on the measures taken to investigate ill-treatment of detained persons by law enforcement officials during the Maidan events in Kyiv.

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published today the response of the Ukrainian authorities to the report on the Committee’s September 2014 ad hoc visit, in which the CPT had made recommendations on Correctional Colonies Nos. 25 and 100 in the Kharkiv region, on the measures taken to investigate ill-treatment of detained persons by law enforcement officials during the Maidan events in Kyiv, and on the situation of persons detained in the context of ongoing “anti-terrorism” operations.

The detailed response by the Ukrainian government published today focuses on four key areas:

1)      The treatment of persons detained by law enforcement agencies in the context of "anti-terrorist" operation (pages 4-5).

2)      Investigation of allegations of ill-treatment by law enforcement officials during the events on Maidan (pages 6-8).

3)      The treatment of prisoners in colonies No 25 and No 100 (pages 8-15).

4)      Treatment of life-sentenced prisoners in the colony No 100 (pages 15-16).