International human rights law firm, Global Rights Compliance, has released further findings of its Mobile Justice Team’s investigation into ‘torture chambers’ in the liberated city of Kherson. The specialist unit has said that nearly 50% of Ukrainian detainees were subjected to torture, including sexual violence in Kherson detention centres [of the initial pool of cases analysed]. The Mobile Justice Team has also revealed new details of the horrific sexual crimes committed by Russian soldiers in the Kherson detention centres.
The evidence being uncovered from the liberated detention centres “suggests that Putin’s plan to extinguish Ukrainian identity includes a range of crimes evocative of genocide” according to world-leading British Barrister, Wayne Jordash KC [Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Global Rights Compliance] who is leading the Mobile Justice Team.
The news highlights are:
- First-of-its-kind ‘Mobile Justice Team’ supporting Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General’s investigation and prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence reveals nearly 50% of Ukrainian detainees were subjected to torture, including sexual violence in Kherson detention centres
- Specialist unit is led by world-renowned British human rights barrister, Wayne Jordash KC, and is supported by the UK, EU and US
- New evidence of horrific sexual crimes committed by Russian soldiers in the Kherson detention centres
- Genital electrocutions, threats of genital mutilation, and being forced to witness the rape of another detainee with a foreign object covered in a condom, among sexual violence tactics employed by pro-Russian perpetrators
- Hunt for pro-Russian perpetrators is well underway
- Evidence pointing to one Russian soldier – Oleksandr Naumenko – ordering sexual violence in the form of genital electrocution against 17 separate victims in the Kherson detention centres
- More than 35 torture chambers now identified in liberated Kherson region
- Specialist international human rights law firm and foundation, Global Rights Compliance, has established the Mobile Justice Team, helping the Office of the Prosecution to build expertise and infrastructure within Ukraine, to investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators, and deliver justice for Ukrainian victims
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