“Women’s cells” of Kherson torture chamber: analytical report based on the testimonies of detainees

The report analyses all stages of the confinement of women by representatives of the Russian Federation in Temporary detention center (TDC) No. 1 of the Main Department of the National Police in Kherson Region, located at 3 Teploenerhetykiv Street, during the occupation of the city of Kherson, in particular, the circumstances and reasons for detention, the categories of the population that became the target for the representatives of the Russian Federation after the occupation of the city, the conditions of stay in TDC and specific violations, in particular, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, types of treatment and punishment committed against detained women, and the consequences of these violations.

This report contains naturalistic descriptions of incidents or victims that may shock, appall or upset some readers.

The creation of this research is fully funded by the Human Rights Fund of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The content and opinions expressed in this report rest solely with the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The report is available in English and Ukrainian.

Authors: Onysiia Sinyuk, Yelyzaveta Sokurenko, Natalia Okhotnikova