Ukraine: Urgent Need for Accountability
(Kiev) – Detentions and abuses of civilians in the context of the conflict in eastern Ukraine went largely unaddressed during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017.
Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine detained dozens of civilians for allegedly collaborating with the other side and held them in prolonged arbitrary detention, often incommunicado, denying them contact with lawyers and family. In some cases, detainees were forcibly disappeared as authorities denied they were in detention or refused to provide information on their whereabouts. Many were tortured or otherwise suffered ill-treatment; some were denied needed medical attention.
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Source: Human Rights Watch