Chairman of Ukraine’s Security Service: We have no secret prisons

Дата: 01 September 2016
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Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak denied the existence of so-called “secret prisons of SBU” in Ukraine, which human rights activists from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch previously told about.

We have no secret prisons,” Hrytsak said during the visit to Kharkiv on Thursday, BBC reports.

Instead, he suggested that journalists should meet with Ukrainian citizens, who were held in captivity in the uncontrolled territory of Donbas.

I would like to invite you to a meeting (I think our team will organize it) with the guys who were held not in a remand, but who were held in the pits. Let them tell you what conditions they were kept in, unlike us,” Hrytsak said.

August 29, Amnesty International and Human Rights Defenders Watch published the reports, saying 13 persons were released from “secret prisons” of the Security Service of Ukraine. The report also provides evidence of some of these people.

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