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Voice of America: Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict

Rights group Amnesty International says it has gathered "overwhelming evidence" that Ukrainian forces, pro-government militias, and anti-government separatists have tortured or mistreated prisoners, describing it as "widespread" and "frequent."

Amnesty released a report Friday detailing information from interviews with former captives of both the separatists and government forces.

“In the shadow of eastern Ukraine’s still-smouldering conflict, our on-the-ground research shows that accounts of detainee torture are as commonplace as they are shocking." said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Program Director at Amnesty International. "More than 30 former prisoners held by both sides gave us consistent and harrowing accounts of their captors’ abuse.”

WNU Editor: The Amnesty International report on Ukraine is here.

More News On Amnesty International's Report That 'War Crimes' Are Widespread In Ukraine

All sides in Ukraine perpetrating war crimes almost daily: Amnesty -- AP
'War crimes' rampant in Ukraine: Amnesty -- AFP
'War crimes' rampant in Ukraine -- SKY News
Prisoners on both sides tortured and murdered in eastern Ukraine, says Amnesty -- The Telegraph
Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict Torture War Prisoners And Civilians: Amnesty -- IBTimes
'Ongoing' war crimes by both sides in eastern Ukraine conflict, says Amnesty -- Deutsche Welle
Amnesty says torture is ‘commonplace’ for Ukraine war prisoners -- Al Jazeera
Amnesty slams daily torture and killings in eastern Ukraine -- The Commentator

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