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Organizer of Russia's torture chamber is served suspicion notice

Aug 17, 2023

The militant "LPR" together with other occupiers created the largest torture chamber in the Kharkiv region in captured Vovchansk. Suspicion was announced to him in absentia.


This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the National Police of Ukraine.

The circumstances of the case

A 36-year-old citizen of the Russian Federation, a member of the terrorist organization "LNR", together with other military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, after a full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine and the occupation of a part of Kharkiv, seized the premises of the "Vovchan Aggregate Plant".

It was turned into the largest torture chamber of the Russian Federation in the region. Patriotic civilians who refused to cooperate with the occupiers were brought there from the surrounding settlements.

What happened in the torture chamber

According to eyewitnesses, more than 500 people were subjected to physical and psychological abuse and mutilation in the largest torture chamber discovered in the de-occupied territories.

Among the prisoners of the Russian invaders there were also elderly people. People were kept here for several months, some of the prisoners were illegally detained for more than half a year. On the walls of the torture chamber, prisoners marked the days, weeks and months of their captivity.

"Information about citizens who stood up against the Russian invaders was extracted from the prisoners. Defenseless people were mercilessly tortured: current was applied through wires attached to various parts of the body, they were beaten with rubber sticks, and their nails were pulled out," the report says.

The police added that people who endured these horrors scratched torture icons and words of prayer on the walls.

Foreigners also went to the torture chamber

Among those who suffered from the atrocities of Russian war criminals were seven citizens of Sri Lanka, who studied at the medical college in Kupyansk before the start of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into the territory of Ukraine.

Escaping the occupation, they went to Kharkiv in March 2022, but were detained by the Russian military on the way. The occupiers took the foreigners to the aggregate plant in Vovchansk, placed them in cells and held them for 4 months. Foreigners, like other prisoners, were subjected to physical and psychological violence.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 17/08/2023

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