In a week, the Russian military evacuated almost 3,000 Ukrainians from Mariupol to a filtration camp in the village of Bezymyanny, including 300 children.
According to Ukrinform, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova said this in Telegram.
“Russian invaders continue to carry out filtration measures in occupied Mariupol. Over the past week, the Russians forcibly took almost 3,000 Ukrainians to a filtration camp in the village of Bezymyanny, including more than 300 children. After the filtration measures, the invaders form groups of Mariupol residents, who are first deported to Taganrog, and then to the depressed regions of Russia,” Denisova said.
According to her, at least 10% of those citizens who do not pass the filtration are recognized by Russians as “dangerous for the Russian regime.” They are arrested, after which they are sent to the former correctional colony No. 52 in the village of Yelenovka, Donetsk region, or they are taken to the notorious Izolyatsia prison in Donetsk. Staying there is accompanied by many hours of interrogation, torture, death penalty threats and coercion to cooperate.
“Taking and torturing hostages is an act of terrorism in accordance with the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism and a war crime in accordance with Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” said the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada.
Denisova called on the UN Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations During Russia’s Military Invasion of Ukraine to Take into Account These Facts of War Crimes and Violations of Human Rights.
As Ukrinform reported, Russia’s aggression caused Mariupol one of the biggest humanitarian disasters. The city is practically destroyed by the shelling of the Russian invaders. Collaborator Konstantin Ivashchenko was declared the “mayor” of Mariupol by the Russians and is creating a picture of “restoring the life of the city”.