Dmitry Lubinets noted that the Russian Federation could apply criminal prosecution to prisoners of war.
The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the Ukrainian Regiment “Azov” “terrorist organization”. The Kremlin is trying to withdraw prisoners of war from the Third Geneva Convention.
This was stated by Ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets.
“To simplify, Russia will deny access to prisoners of war to representatives of the ICRC and consider it legal. This will exclude the possibility of checking the state of health, countering the use of extrajudicial executions, torture, and ill-treatment of prisoners of war. Russia will stop providing information through the ICRC (Central Tracing Agency ) for relatives of prisoners of war about being in captivity and other information,” the Ombudsman noted.
At the same time, he pointed out that in the Russian Federation they could apply criminal prosecution to prisoners of war on the territory of the Russian Federation, that is, they would be tried as terrorists.
“Also, the application of such norms can also occur to civilians if they provided assistance or otherwise interacted with the Azov regiment,” Lubinets explained.
It is worth noting that the articles provide for from 10 to 20 years in prison.
As UNIAN previously reported, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the Ukrainian regiment “Azov” “terrorist organization”. Its activities are prohibited on the territory of the aggressor country.
After this decision, the Azov fighters called on the US State Department and the authorized bodies of other states recognize Russia as a terrorist state.
According to Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President’s Office, the recognition by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of the Ukrainian Azov Regiment as a “terrorist organization” is legal nonsense.