Illegal Detentions and Human Rights Issues in Eastern Ukraine: A Conversation with Stanislav Aseyev
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According to official information from the Ukrainian state, 3360 persons went through illegal detention by the Russian-backed militia in the non-government areas in eastern Ukraine. One of the most infamous prison camps in Donetsk is Izolyatsia, where hundreds of people were and are held in cruel conditions. To a large extent, details about the conditions at Izolyatsia were revealed from first hand testimonies by journalist Stanislav Aseyev who was held hostage in Izolyatsia. His recently translated book on the camp was published by the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University as In Isolation. Dispatches from Occupied Donbas. On Nov. 23, Aseyev will discuss the book as well as the work that Ukrainian human rights activists are doing to push to impose sanctions for perpetrators of the camps.
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