12:56 Jun. 6, 2016
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.