Ukraine: Further information on forcible return/torture: Lema Susarov (m)

The Ukrainian authorities, who appear to be under increasing pressure from the Russian authorities, are making serious preparations to forcibly return Lema Susarov, aged 25, to Russia, where he would be in danger of torture. The head of the Ukrainian Security Service told an Amnesty International delegate on 29 September 2007 that “if we openly refuse Russia’s request, they will [come into Ukraine and] remove the people regardless.”

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