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Khesron journalist who survived a Russian torture camp testifies at the People's Tribunal in The Hague

22.02.2023, 15:52
Photo: Ukrinform
Photo: Ukrinform

Kherson journalist Angela Slobodyan, who had spent about a month in a Russian torture camp in occupied Kherson, testified at the People's Tribunal in The Hague. She announced this on Facebook.

"Basically a year ago, in the first days of the full-scale invasion, I decided that I had to document the life of the people of Kherson during the occupation. While being in Kherson myself. This earned me an arrest and a month in a torture camp. I survived. Some didn't. I managed to escape to the Ukraine-controlled territory and go back to my profession. And tell the truth about Russia's crimes against Ukrainians is simply my duty. To tell the world everything I saw and everything I went through myself," the journalist wrote.

All testimonies at the People's Tribunal would be submitted to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, she added.

"And all this material will form the basis for an International Tribunal against the Kremlin leadership and every Russian who has committed a war crime or a crime against humanity," said Angela Slobodyan.

As IMI reported, in the fall of 2022, former TRC "Ukraina" journalist Angela Slobodyan told her story of being a captive in occupied Kherson. She spent about a month in a Kherson detention center which the Russians turned into a torture camp. She spoke about the invaders abusing their captives and torturing Ukrainian POWs.

A symbolic tribunal against Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage for the crime of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed since February 24, 2022, will take place in The Hague starting February 20.

On January 19, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in support of the action to create an international tribunal to bring to justice all those guilty of the crime of aggression against Ukraine, which was committed under the political and military leadership of the Russian Federation and its allies.

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