UN torture prevention body suspends Ukraine visit after being denied access to jails

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A prison worker inspects a bombshelter for inmates in the village of Podvorki, near the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, 17 March 2015.

UN torture prevention body suspends Ukraine visit after being denied access to jails


The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended its visit to Ukraine after being denied access to places in several parts of the country where it suspects people are being deprived of their liberty by the Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU.

The official visit by the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) had been scheduled to run from May 19 to 26.

“This denial of access is in breach of Ukraine’s obligations as a State party to the Optiona...


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