The security Service of Ukraine denied information, data from the international human rights organizations that security services used some “secret prisons” in Kharkov, where were recently released 13 people. That is nothing more than “rumors,” said the chief of staff of the head of the SBU Oleksandr Tkachuk, reports channel 112 Ukraine.

“Secret prisons” SBU – this reminds me… about the rumors concerning the “secret prisons” of the CIA,” he said in response to a reporter’s question.

Tkachuk called “with care” to treat such statements, noting that the information about the “secret prison” in Kharkov is “not true”.

“Yes, we have in Kharkov division – the sector of providing a pretrial investigation where investigators are working with the detainees and suspects. There are no conditions for holding people,” he said.

According to the representative of the SBU, on the instructions of the Service head Vasyl Hrytsak is already being tested, and if they obtained any evidence, corroborating information, human rights defenders, they are transferred to bodies of Prosecutor’s office. Tkachuk recalled that on 5 September in Ukraine there will arrive delegation of the UN Subcommittee on prevention of torture.

Read also: are There secret prisons: Hrytsak explained to UN representatives

August 29, human rights defenders Amnesty International has published a report with data about the release of the 13 prisoners spetstyurem” of the SBU.

In the SBU denied the existence of “secret prisons” in Kharkov 29.08.2016

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