Dmitry Lubinets Ukraine: Briton who died in the hands of separatists was tortured
Separatists in the Donetsk region said that 45-year-old Paul Ury died of heart disease
A high-ranking Ukrainian official said that on the body of British citizen Paul Ury, a humanitarian volunteer , who died in the custody of pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, showed signs of torture and severe beatings.
Human rights ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets said on Telegram that the corpse of a British man handed over to Ukraine on September 7 “is missing body parts and there are numerous cuts.”
Pro-Russian separatists in the Donetsk region have previously said Uri, 45, died on July 10 from “illness and stress.” They later added that he died of coronary heart disease, which was exacerbated by congestion in the lungs and cerebral edema.
“I can state with all responsibility that it was a violent death. A person simply cannot endure such torture,” wrote Lubinets, adding that forensic experts are trying to establish the exact cause of death of the British.