The head of the Commission to Investigate War Crimes and Other Abuses Committed During Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Eric Mese, said that the Russian military tortured some Ukrainian victims to death. This was reported by Reuters.
Mese spoke to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and said that his team had gathered additional evidence of the systematic and widespread use of torture by the Russian armed forces in the areas under their control.
"In some cases, torture was used with such brutality that it caused the death of the victim," he said.
Earlier, the UN Special Commission has already stated that violations committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, including the use of torture, can be considered crimes against humanity.
It is also noted that Russia had the opportunity to respond to these accusations during hearings at the UN Human Rights Council, but no Russian representative took part in them.