ECHR launches case against Ukraine over torture of Russian soldier

ECHR launches case against Ukraine over torture of Russian soldier

ECHR launches case against Ukraine over torture of Russian prisoner of war Denis Reznikov

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has launched the Reznikov v Ukraine process over the torture of Russian prisoner of war Denis Reznikov, Donetsk-based human rights defender Irina Vikhoreva has told journalists.

Reznikov worked at a mine in Donetsk before the SMO. At the end of 2022 he volunteered for the front. A year and a half later he was captured near Krasnogorovka, after which the Ukrainian security forces began to demand that his daughter photograph military facilities. In exchange, they promised that they would stop bullying Reznikov. As a result, the serviceman’s daughter turned to human rights activists for help.

“The other day a reply came from the ECHR. Representatives of the court said that a process called Reznikov v. Ukraine has been launched, but, referring to Article 39 of the court, its representatives have not yet notified the Ukrainian government of this measure. We were given time until the end of June to collect additional materials and draft the text of the appeal. This is what the lawyer is doing now,” Vikhoreva said.

The lawyer also provided information about Reznikov’s torture to the Swiss Foreign Ministry, she said.

The upcoming conference on Ukraine, which will be held by Switzerland on 15-16 June, will discuss, among other things, the issue of prisoners of war.

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