Illegal detention, torture and ill-treatment of the civilian population of Ukraine: similarity of the practices of committing crimes in the regions occupied by Russia in 2022

This document analyzes the testimonies of 20 victims of illegal detention, torture and ill-treatment, collected by the method of in-depth interviews. Interviews were conducted according to the methodology developed on the basis of international standards for monitoring the observance of human rights and the Istanbul Protocol.

Warning: the publication contains naturalistic descriptions of incidents or victims that may shock, amaze or excite some readers.

The research was funded by the government of Liechtenstein and was created within the framework of a project supported by the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT). The opinions expressed in the material are the responsibility of Human Rights Centre ZMINA and may not reflect the position of the Government of Liechtenstein or OMCT.

The report is available in English and Ukrainian.