ATO veteran Nazar Kahalniak tortured to death by Russian occupiers

May 2, 2022

A veteran of the ATO from the village of Abrykosivka, Kherson region, Nazar Kahalniak, was tortured to death by the Russian military. This was announced by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada Liudmyla Denisova.

“Torture of Nazar is a war crime, since, according to Article 3 of the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, persons who do not take an active part in hostilities, in particular from the armed forces, have laid down their arms, and also ceased to participate in hostilities due to illness , injury, detention or for any other reason, should not be prosecuted”,- Denisova said.

She also asks the UN Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations during the Russian military invasion of Ukraine to take into account these facts of Russian war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine.