Did you find a co-author? Ukrainian investigators said on Tuesday they had arrested the head of a Russian detention center in Kherson (south), the city liberated on Nov. 11 by Kyiv troops, “for high treason”.
“From the first days of the occupation of Kherson, this SIZO employee worked for the occupiers (…) as the head of pre-trial detention centers and places of execution of punishments,” the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine (SBI) said in a statement. statement, without specifying the nationality of that person. According to the State Bureau of Investigation, he “provided the escape of criminals imprisoned shortly before the liberation of Kherson.”
After the arrival of the Ukrainian army on November 11, after a two-month counteroffensive by Kyiv in the Kherson region, “I did not have time to escape and was detained by the SBU.” This is stated in the message SBI. The suspect was thus arrested for “high treason,” the press release said, a charge that could be worth a life sentence in Ukraine. According to the same source, the Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.
Did he torture people?
On Monday, Ukrainian prosecutors said they found four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson before their forced retreat from the region ten days ago. Four sites will be located in buildings in the city where the police station and detention centers are located. But it is too early to say that the suspect used torture.
On November 14, the SBU reported the arrest of a Russian soldier “disguised as a civilian” in Kherson, and fears that collaborators from Moscow are still in the city incognito remain strong. Last week, Le Parisien journalists who were present in Kherson also witnessed the detention of a man suspected of collaborating with the Russian occupiers.
Source: Le Parisien
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