More than 10,000 Mariupol residents are being held in prisons in the temporarily occupied region of Donetsk mayor

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IRYNA BALACHUKSATURDAY, 2 JULY 2022, 15:31

The mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boichenko has said that more than 10,000 Mariupol residents are in "prisons" in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region.

Source: Mariupol City Council on Telegram

Boichenko: "More than 10,000 Mariupol residents are in the prisons' of the so-called "DPR". Peaceful, civilian residents have been detained by the occupiers and sent to places of incarceration. Four such prisons are known: two in Yelenivka, the Donetsk pre-trial detention centre and Makiivka."

Details: According to the mayor, the occupiers are keeping people in "terrible and inhumane conditions, like in a concentration camp" – 10 people each in closed cells 2 by 3 m.  The Mariupol residents hardly get any water and food. They are not taken outside. They have no access to normal medical care and are subjected to various forms of torture – from psychological to physical.

Boichenko called on the International Red Cross and the United Nations to address the matter of the illegal detention of civilians by the occupiers.

He also called on them to use all possible tools to obtain lists of prisoners, to achieve decent conditions for their detention and to work together on the liberation of every resident of Mariupol.

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