Amnesty International accused Russia of committing crimes against humanity by torturing and deporting Ukrainian civilians.

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According to some of the victims, Russian troops forced them to undergo abusive selection processes, known as filtering, which sometimes resulted in arrests arbitrary and other ill-treatment

Amnesty International accused Russia of committing crimes against humanity by torturing and deporting Ukrainian civilians

Amnesty International denounced that Russia commits crimes against humanity. against humanity by torturing and deporting Ukrainian civilians. (REUTERS)

Russian troops have tortured and deported civilians from occupied areas of Ukraine, constituting war crimes and against humanity, was denounced by Amnesty International (AI) in a report released this Wednesday.

The document details, among other outrages, how Russian forces subjected to forced transfercivilians from occupied Ukraine to areas under Kremlin control.

The organization that watches over Human Rights denounced that many boys and girls are separated from their families, violating the international humanitarian law.

According to what some civilians told Amnesty International, they were forced to submit to abusive selection processes – known as “filtering” – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment.

“Separating children from their families, and forcing the population to move hundreds of kilometers from their homes are further proof of the serious suffering that the Russian invasion is causing the Ukrainian civilian population,” says Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, in the aforementioned report.

Amnesty International accused Russia of committing crimes against humanity by torturing and deporting Ukrainian civilians

According to what some civilians told Amnesty International, they They were forced to submit to abusive selection processes – known as “filtering” – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment.

Callamard assured that “since their war of aggression against Ukraine began, itself a crime under international law, Russian forces have attacked indiscriminately and they unlawfully kill civilians, destroying countless lives and tearing apart families. No one has been spared, not even children.”

Agnès Callamard also lamented that “the deplorable Russian tactic of forced transfer and deportation is a war crime” and that “it should be investigated as a crime against humanity.”

According to Callamard, “all those subjected to forcible transfer and still unlawfully detained must be allowed to leave, and all those responsible for these crimes must be held accountable.”

Furthermore, “the Minors in Russian custody must be reunited with their families and their return to areas controlled by the Ukrainian government must be facilitated.”

The organization revealed cases in which members of specific groups – including children, the elderly and people with disabilities – were forcibly transferred to other Russian-occupied areas or unlawfully deported to Moscow.

Among these incidents, a woman was separated from her 11-year-old son during the “filtering” and detained and has not been reunited with him, which clearly violates the right international humanitarian.

Amnesty International accused Russia of committing crimes against humanity by torturing and deporting Ukrainian civilians

The organization revealed cases in which members of groups Specific individuals – including children, the elderly and people with disabilities – were forcibly transferred to other Russian-occupied areas or unlawfully deported to Moscow.

Some detainees in the “filtered” said they were subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while others were denied food and water, and many were held in overcrowded conditions.

Amnesty International interviewed 88 people from Ukraine, mostly civilians from Mariupol, as well as from Kharkiv, Luhansk , Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Most of them described coercive conditions in which they had no real choice but to go to Russia or other Russian-occupied areas.

The report also details the forced transfer to Donetsk of the 92 people residing in a state institution for the elderly and people with disabilities in Mariupol.

“Russia and Russian-controlled forces must end the immediately to their violent abuses against detainees,” Callamard declared.

(With information from EFE)

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