Human Rights Watch accused the SBU of torture

In the secret service claim that they act solely within the law


International human rights organization Human Rights Watch States that the security Service of Ukraine two days of torture had held no communication with the outside world a woman suspected of treason. About it reports Radio Freedom.

According to the statement of human rights defenders, 29-the summer citizen of Ukraine Dariya Mastekaasa, who lives in Moscow, came in August in Dnipropetrovsk oblast to the mother and son, and when I tried to take the bus back to Russia, she was detained by the SBU.

The relatives of Masticatione said that two days was not about her information. Subsequently, the woman was charged with treason, and the court in the river decided to put her under arrest.

“Ukrainian authorities should immediately investigate allegations that Masterasia was illegally detained and tortured”, – said the Director for Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch Hugh Williamson.

The lawyer of Masticatione told human rights activists that security officials forced her on camera to read a confession of working for the Russian FSB and the intention to recruit veterans of the fighting in the East of Ukraine to carry out terrorist attacks in Russia where the FSB was planning to accuse the Ukrainian government.

At the same time a press-the Secretary of SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya said that the accusations against the intelligence services “have under itself no bases”.

“The security service acted entirely within the law, so all the Russian propaganda tries to defend himself from his failure of terrorist attacks that they had planned – that we will not comment,” said Gilanskaya.

On 17 August, the Chairman of SBU Vasily Gritsak has declared that the service has disclosed a mechanism of the Russian special services, through which the FSB had planned to use former members of the ATU to cover terrorist acts on the territory of this country.

According to him, the two suspected organizers of export of Ukrainian soldiers were taken into custody.