- Jul 2011
Kiev allows torture and runs secret jails, says UN | | The Times & The Sunday TimesUkraine’s spy agency, the SBU, is systematically rounding up and torturing suspected rebel sympathisers, the United Nations has told The Times.
Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, said that in some areas Kiev’s “disregard for human rights” had become entrenched and systemic and needed to be urgently addressed.
The UN report documents hundreds of cases of illegal detention, torture and ill-treatment of detainees — both by pro-Russian armed groups and by government agencies.
It draws attention to prisoner abuse and murders by pro-Russian rebel groups, but also exposes the scale and brutality of Ukraine’s government-backed torture programme.
Well, the fact is, the Ukrainian SBU
As well as the MGB secret police of the DNR and LNR
All are run, at the top, by old KGB veterans. Same school, across the board. Same aproaches and tactics.
That's what Obama and other Western leaders don't get. There truly aren't any nice guys over there :smiley-shrug: