Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Former detainees in liberated Kherson allege Russian brutality, torture under occupation

Kherson, Ukraine CNN — Oleksander’s restless pale blue eyes speak as loudly as his words. He is on edge, and with good reason, as he returns to the jail in the newly liberated city of Kherson where he says Russian guards beat him daily. We pass cell blocks and rusting outdoor exercise cages, move through … Read more

Kharkiv police say bodies of more than 500 civilians found

Kharkiv police say bodies of more than 500 civilians found

CNN — The bodies of more than 500 civilians have been discovered in territory in northeast Ukraine recently retrieved from Russian forces, Ukrainian police say. And as Ukrainian forces liberate more land in the northeast, new burial sites are being discovered in Donetsk. Many appear to contain the remains of civilians who lost their lives … Read more

Izium mass burial site: Signs of torture, mutilation on bodies

Izium mass burial site: Signs of torture, mutilation on bodies

CNN — Ukrainian officials say they have finished exhuming bodies from a mass burial site in Izium – and that of the 436 bodies found, 30 showed signs of torture. In a gruesome reminder of the human cost of Russia’s invasion, most of the bodies showed signs of a violent death, said Oleh Syniehubov, head … Read more

Ex Guantanamo detainee sues Canada over 14 year detention and torture

Ex Guantanamo detainee sues Canada over 14 year detention and torture

A former detainee of Guantanamo Bay is taking legal action against the Canadian government over its alleged role in his 14 years behind bars marked by torture and intimidation. Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who lived in Montreal for two months, launched a $35-million lawsuit Friday alleging that faulty intelligence provided by Canadian authorities contributed … Read more