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Ukraine: Death penalty / ill-treatment

, N° d'index: EUR 50/013/1997

Mykola Khokhlich, aged 21, Aleksey Gaga, aged 21: The two men named above were sentenced to death by Khmelnitsky Regional Court on 9 February 1996 after being convicted of murder. The Supreme Court upheld their sentences on 20 March 1996. Mykola Khokhlich was reportedly subjected to torture and ill-treatment while detained incommunicado in police custody after his arrest in March 1995 and was forced to sign a confession. He is appealing to the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

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