Abductions and Torture in Eastern Ukraine

Published on 10 Jul 2014Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture meted out against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months.

'Abductions and Torture in Eastern Ukraine' documents allegations perpetrated by separatist armed groups and pro-Kyiv forces.

There are no comprehensive or reliable figures on the number of abductions, but the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior has reported nearly 500 cases between April and June 2014. The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for Ukraine has recorded 222 cases of abduction in the last three months.