Human Rights Watch is concerned about violence during court sessions for the staff of the battalions «Aidar» and «Tornado», and also pressure on prosecutors, judges and lawyers.
On Thursday 12 January, during the presentation of the annual world report Human Rights Watch about the human rights situation of people said the representative of Human Rights Watch in Ukraine, Tanya Cooper, said «UKRINFORM».
«We are also concerned, as are the courts in criminal cases against members of batalyony «Aydar» and «Tornado». We are particularly concerned about the violence that occurs during a trial there, and the pressure that is on the prosecutors, judges, lawyers and other participants in these judicial hearings,» she said.
About the words of Cooper, Human Rights Watch, unsure if the violence continued during the trial for the staff of «Aydar» and «Tornado», it will be very difficult to achieve justice for victims of crime.
«And, of course, the Ukrainian authorities should make every effort to ensure the safety and smooth conduct of the hearings», — she said.
Recall that on 11 January it was reported that in Kiev «napolina security Lukyanovka jail». During the conflict, the jail building was surrounded by police in order to maintain order.
Later it became known that «tornadoes» wanted to cut off his ear.
Then the Deputy Minister of justice Denis Chernyshov informed that illegal action by the untried soldiers of the disbanded company «Tornado» in respect of employees of Lukyanovka jail in Kiev was not. According to him, «tornadovtsev» also has no claims to actions of employees of an insulator.
Note that the summer closed hearing of the infamous fighters of the battalion «Tornado» in the Obolon district court of Kyiv was accompanied by riots in the courtroom and adjacent areas.
Human Rights Watch said the pressure on the court in cases of «Aydar» and «Tornado» 12.01.2017