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The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office today reported the discovery of torture chambers in four buildings in the recently liberated city of Kherson.
“Prosecutors of the Kherson region prosecutor’s office, together with police officers and experts, carried out inspections in four premises where the occupants illegally detained people and brutally tortured them during the seizure of the city,” the statement on Facebook, quoted by Ukrinform agency, specifies.
According to the investigation, during the occupation of Kherson, Russian soldiers and representatives of the Russian special services established “pseudo-law enforcement agencies” in the seized buildings of the Kherson temporary detention center, the pre-trial detention center and in one of the district police departments.
This is evidenced by the documents found, including so-called occupation police representative certificates, duty schedules, and notes such as “service unit,” “investigation office” and “criminal investigation.”
Parts of rubber truncheons, a wooden bat, a device used by the occupants to torture civilians with electric shocks, an incandescent lamp, and bullets were seized from the walls, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
In the cells and basements, various methods of torture and physical and psychological violence were used against people, the statement added.
In one of the office buildings where Russian troops also installed a torture chamber, agents found part of a metal pipe and handcuffs, among other things.