Shocks, Beatings, Mock Executions by Russians: Inside Kherson’s Detention Centers

From a New York Times story by Carlotta Gall headlined “Shocks, Beatings, Mock Executions: Inside Kherson’s Detention Centers”:

They beat prisoners relentlessly and tortured them with electric shocks, waterboarding and mock executions. Three people died in their custody. Yet such was their sense of impunity, the Russians who seized control of a detention center in southern Ukraine last year and filled it with 200 detainees were careless about concealing their identities.

Last week, Ukrainian prosecutors announced war crimes charges against four members of the Russian National Guard — the commander who ran the detention facility and three of his subordinates. They were accused in absentia for cruel treatment of civilians and violating the laws of war.