: Ukraine security service, UN to jointly monitor detention centres

12:56 Jun. 6, 2016

Ukraine security service, UN to jointly monitor detention centres

Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU). (UNIAN Photo)

Specially established group would help to prevent tortures 

Ukraine has reached an agreement with UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović to create a joint monitoring group to prevent tortures in detention centres. Head of Ukrainian Security Service Vasyl Hrytsak announced this during a spontaneous check of a security service detention centre in Kyiv.

"Last week we had a meeting with Mr Šimonović and a very productive discussion about the establishment of a joint group that would solve these issues online to prevent any further accusations of tortures," Hrytsak said.

On Friday, the UN accused both the Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatist forces of torturing prisoners.

Read also U.S. urges to stop human rights violations on Ukraine territory

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