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Maidan cases: DBR reported a suspicion to an investigator from Cherkasy region

According to Ukrinform, this was discussed during a meeting between Deputy Prosecutor General Gunduz Mammadov and a delegation of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, informs press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

“For 7 months of 2020, in criminal proceedings on the facts of torture, 13 law enforcement officers were reported on suspicion (Article 127 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) and 89 — in excess of power by a law enforcement officer related to violence (Part 2.3 of Article 365 Of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) «, — it is said in the message.

It is specified that during 2020, as part of the monitoring of compliance with the law in pre-trial detention centers, prosecutors submitted 244 response documents, prosecuted 221 officials, and 739 and 846 in correctional colonies, respectively.

It is noted that the participants also discussed cases of ill-treatment of persons in penitentiary institutions, the importance of conducting an effective investigation into such facts, as well as the role of the prosecutor’s office in ensuring a policy of zero tolerance for torture.

The Deputy Prosecutor General clarified that participation in the mechanism of the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture is an important indicator of Ukraine’s readiness to fully implement the doctrine of zero tolerance for such a phenomenon as misconduct.

«The Office of the Prosecutor General is opposed to the concealment and concealment of torture, so we are open to effective cooperation in this area with all agencies, the public sector and international partners,» Mammadov said.

He said that it was the prosecutor’s office that detected most of these offenses, as the complaints concerned inadequate conditions of detention, failure to provide medical care, as well as excessive use of physical force by staff, torture and abuse of power by law enforcement officials.

The agency informed that the work of two specialized departments of the Prosecutor General’s Office is aimed at timely detection of human rights violations, coordination of investigations of crimes related to torture, violence or threat of its use.

For their part, representatives of the European Committee praised the work of specialized units of the Office of the Prosecutor General and noted that for the first time in the prosecutor’s office began to operate a coordinated system to identify human rights violations and further ensure their effective investigation.

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