Human rights organization KrymSOS reported that Crimean journalist and nurse Irina Danilovich, who went missing at the end of April, was arrested and tortured by Russian security services. According to the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman Lyudmila Denisova, the woman is currently in a pre-trial detention center in Simferopol, Crimea.

Danilovich was held in a building occupied by the FSB for the first eight days after her disappearance. officers They tested it with a lie detector He threatened to “take her into the woods” if he concealed any information from them. on time She only got food once a day.

In exchange for her release, she was ordered to sign some blank papers. After the woman did so, she was told that 200 grams of explosives had been found in her bag. Danilovich threatens with imprisonment from six to eight years and a fine of up to 100,000 PLN. rubles (approximately 6.9 thousand PLN).

KrymSOS asserts that such treatment can be considered torture. As we have explained, torture can include intentionally inflicting severe pain, causing physical or emotional suffering in order to obtain information or admit guilt.

Before the disappearance of Daniłowycz Dissemination of real information about the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the Crimea. According to the Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman, disappearances and harassment of activists and journalists occur on the peninsula on a daily basis.

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