russians keep over 3,000 civilians in Mariupol in “filtration prison” – Ombudswoman

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More than 3,000 civilians in Mariupol are being held by the rashists in the “filtration prison” – a former correctional colony № 52 in the village of Olenivka, Donetsk region, Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova said in a statement.

According to Denisova, among the hostages are about 30 volunteers who tried to bring humanitarian aid to Mariupol and save the residents.

“Before being sent to the colony, the occupiers subjected the detained citizens to many hours of interrogation and torture with electric shocks. Term of “filtration”, ie stay in the colony -30 days. For “especially unreliable” – activists, former military, law enforcement officers, it continues for another month.

Hostage-taking and torture are acts of terrorism under the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism and War Crimes under Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” she wrote.

Denisova appealed to the UN Commission for Investigation of Human Rights Violations during russia’s military invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine.

She called on the international community to recognize russia as a state that supports and commits terrorism.

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