Russian torture facility ex-guard arrested in Kherson

Ex-guard of Russian torture chamber faces justice
Ex-guard of Russian torture chamber faces justice

Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) detained a former guard of a Russian prison in Kherson, who was attempting to flee Ukraine,  SBU reported on Telegram on March 27.

After Kherson's liberation in 2022, the suspect burned his "prison guard ID" and moved to a rented apartment, where he planned to hide until January 2025. Upon turning 60, he hoped to leave the country as a displaced person from southern Ukraine.

During a search of the suspect's residence, authorities found a mobile phone with evidence of his criminal activities and a Russian-style uniform issued by the occupiers.

Investigations revealed that at the onset of Russia's full-scale invasion, the man worked as an electromechanical engineer at a local firm. Following the capture of Kherson, he voluntarily joined the "administration" of a Russian prison, where he was made a "junior inspector in the supervision and security department."

The suspect guarded cells where members of the resistance movement in Kherson were held. Russian occupying forces tortured Ukrainian patriots there, attempting to coerce them into cooperation.

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The SBU has charged the detainee with engaging in collaborative activities and voluntarily holding a position within the illegal law enforcement bodies established in the temporarily occupied territory, violating part 7 of article 111-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The suspect is now in custody, facing up to 15 years in prison with property confiscation.

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