Ukrainian civilians vanish and languish in Russianrun jails
- Dmytro Lubinets, Ukraine’s human rights envoy, put the number even higher and said Friday that his office received inquiries concerning more than 20,000 “civilian hostages” detained by Russia.Russian lawyer Leonid Solovyov told the AP he has amassed more than 100 requests concerning Ukrainian civilians.
- She also said the staff told her: “Be happy we’re not beating you.”Donetsk authorities labeled Hannych a POW and recently told the family she is imprisoned in the occupied city of Mariupol.
- Russian forces were known to detain people for two or three days for “filtration” and then release them, Kapatsyna said, and Hannych had no military or law enforcement connections.When she wasn’t released, Kapatsyna and her 64-year-old grandmother started a search.
- They promised her parents that she would be home that evening — but it didn’t happen.Horobtsova remained in the city and spoke out against the war on social media before she was detained, Kornii said.
- It remains unclear when, if at all, she could be released.Ukraine’s top human rights organization, Center for Civil Liberties, has requests concerning around 900 civilians captured by Russia since the war began, with more than half still in custody.
- Others are in a sort of legal limbo — not facing any criminal charges or considered to be POWs.Hannych was wearing only a sweatsuit and slippers when she was seized by Russian forces occupying her village of Volodymyrivka several weeks into the Feb. 24 invasion.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) Alina Kapatsyna often dreams about getting a phone call from her mother. In those visions, her mother tells her that shes coming home.Men in military uniforms took 45yearold Vi [+8258 chars]