The UN has said about the decline in the number of torture in the Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Olesya Potawatomis. Archival photoThe UN has said about the decline in the number of torture in the Donbass© RIA Novosti / Olesia Potapova

The UN reports that fewer of torture in the Donbass in relation to detainees as compared with the first years of the conflict, said Tuesday at a briefing the head of the UN monitoring mission on human rights Fiona Fraser.

Earlier, the international organization Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch urged parties to the conflict in the Donbass to stop ill-treatment of detainees.

«We continue to see cases of arbitrary detention. In many cases this was due to psychological and physical abuse, which often ended in torture and bad attitude on both sides of the demarcation line… the Seriousness and frequency of incidents has decreased compared to the first two years of the conflict. Still, the practice of torture continues,» said Fraser, representing the quarterly report of the monitoring mission.

According to her, the monitoring mission has registered cases when the detainees are «deprived of connection with the outside world, beat and applied electric current, denied medical care and forced to sign confessions». Fraser also noted improper investigation of such cases by law enforcement agencies.

The UN has said about the decline in the number of torture in the DonbassThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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