Hostages & Torture
«each of them is prohibited from taking any measure of such a character as to cause the physical suffering … of protected persons in their hands. This prohibition applies not only to … torture … but also to any other measures of brutality whether applied by civilian or military agents.» Art. 32. P.3. IV Geneva Convention. 12.08.1949
«The taking of hostages is prohibited.» Art. 34. P.1. IV Geneva Convention. 12.08.1949
It is impossible to count how many civilians the Russians have captured and tortured.
Every day the world learns more and more about the horrors committed by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. No one is spared from their barbaric aggression, neither unarmed men, women or children. They are taking city deputies, journalists, and their relatives as hostages to try to pressure and silence Ukrainians from reporting Russia’s crimes.