According to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, there are more than 160 illegal prisons in occupied Donetsk and Luhansk, in which more than 3,500 Ukrainian citizens are held.
“The Izolyatsia illegal prison in the occupied city of Donetsk is a prime example of these horrors and identifies the true face of the Russian occupier. We can find out what happened in Izolyatsia from witnesses who went through the horror of being held in this illegal institution. One week ago, the English version of Stanislav Aseyev’s book The Torture Camp on Paradise Street was presented with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine,” Dzheppar informed.
“We must join forces to close all secret prisons in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions established by the Russian Federation. To demand that the Russian occupier provides unimpeded access for regional and international human rights organizations to all places of detention and to ensures full confidential communication with all detainees in the temporarily occupied territories,” the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine noted.