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Russian servicemen who were illegally deprived of their liberty after refusing to participate in the war have filed an application with the Russian Investigative Committee. This was announced by the head of “Agora” Pavel Chikov. He did not specify how many military men turned to the Investigative Committee.
The servicemen said that approximately 140 Russian servicemen were illegally deprived of their liberty and held in various places in the Luhansk region of Ukraine. The applicants noted that they were not presented with any charges or documents confirming the lawfulness of the deprivation of liberty.
The victims asked the Investigative Committee to conduct an audit and bring the guilty commanders to criminal liability for abuse of power. The applicants are represented by lawyer Maxim Grebenyuk.
“In a room with barred windows and an iron door that locks from the outside, there were no basic amenities, an iron bucket and plastic bottles were used for natural needs, there was no food, documents and things were taken away,” the statement said.
Editions “Layout”, “Present” and “Mediazona” previously detailed how more than 200 Russian soldiers who refuse to serve are held in “unofficial” prisons in the self-proclaimed LPR.