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U.N. Commission Finds Russian Forces Have Committed Rape and “Widespread and Systematic” Torture

HeadlineSep 26, 2023

The U.N. Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine says investigators have found continued evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine. The commission’s chair, Erik Møse, testified to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva on Monday. 

Erik Møse: “The use of torture by Russian armed forces in areas under their control has been widespread and systematic. … Further, the commission has found that in the Kherson region Russian soldiers raped and committed sexual violence against women of ages ranging from 19 to 83 years, often together with threats of commission or other violations.”

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