In the SBU denied the statement of the HRW on tortureUncategorized September 15, 2017
The SBU denied the application of the International Human rights organization Human Rights Watch that intelligence officers allegedly illegally within two days was held and tortured a woman suspected of treason. Press Secretary of the SBU Alena Gitlyanskaya in comments to Radio Liberty said that the accusations “have no grounds”.
In a statement on the official website of HRW stated that the security service on 15 August allegedly arbitrarily detained a citizen of Ukraine Daria Masticates, 29, and charged with treason and illegal possession of weapons. The court in the river have arrested a woman until 16 October.
According to human rights activists, Masterasia living in Moscow, visited his mother and 10-year-old son in the town of Kamenskoye in Dnipropetrovsk region.
“The Ukrainian authorities should immediately investigate reports of illegal detention and torture of Masticatione,” said Hugh Williamson, Director of HRW’s human rights in Europe and Central Asia.
HRW reports that Malacacheta detained August 15, when she was planning to travel by bus to Russia. According to the lawyer of women, during the detention, she was beaten.
After detention, according to human rights activists, Masticates was taken to the basement of an abandoned building, where they spent all night torturing. Allegedly threatening violence against the mother and son, Masticates forced to read a prepared confession on camera. It subsequently from the ethics of testimony refused, saying that gave them under pressure. According to human rights activists, the head of the SBU Basil Gritsak showed this video at a press conference on August 17.
During a search of her car were found grenades, explosives, maps of Russian cities and other documents and memory card which did not belong to her, said HRW.
Press Secretary of the SBU Alena Gitlyanskaya said Radio Liberty, 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 that is trying to defend against failure of terrorist attacks that they had planned – that we will not comment,” said Gilanskaya.