The delegation of the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture has suspended his visit to Ukraine due to the fact that it was not allowed in places where, she suspected, employees of the SBU may unlawfully hold people. On 25 may 2016, said the head of the delegation Malcolm Evans (United Kingdom), transfers «Ukrainian truth».
«This denial of access is a violation of Ukraine’s obligations as a state party to the optional Protocol to the Convention against torture. Therefore, we were unable to visit some of the places about which we’ve heard numerous and serious allegations of detention and possible torture or ill-treatment», — he said.
What is this «some place» and where they are located, the report does not specify.
A press-the SB center of Ukraine so far has not commented on the incident.
The delegation said that the visit, which began on 19 may and was to end on may 26, it was decided to cease due to the inability to run the program in full.
The SPT delegation should evaluate the implementation of the recommendations provided after the first visit in 2011.
Under the optional Protocol to the UN Convention against torture, the delegation of the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture (SPT) should visit all States that are parties to the Protocol, and can carry out visits to all places of detention without warning, said the information Center of human rights.
It is noted that this is the second time the SPT delegation terminates your visit. This happens if the lack of cooperation by the state party prevents the delegations to fulfil the responsibilities given to it by the mandate of the Protocol.
In addition to Evans, the delegation of PPP in Ukraine entered Mari Amos (Estonia), June Caridad Lopez, Pagaduan (Philippines) and Victor Zaharia(Republic of Moldova).
As previously reported, by early 2016, the European court of human rights (ECHR) was considered by 14 thousand cases against Ukraine. Among them are those relating to torture.
Ukraine still remains one of the leaders in the number of cases before the ECHR. In particular, Kiev official maintained the lead in the number of lawsuits pending before the court. Of the nearly 65 million cases of 21.4% — are presented against Ukraine. In second place is Russia with a score of 14.3%, the third — Turkey (13%).
The UN delegation said that she was not allowed to check the «some places», where the SBU allegedly «torturing» people 26.05.2016