February 11, 2014 10:09 pm Censor.NET.ua
Translated by Olia Knight
Journalists from TVi program “Exclamation Point!” investigated the circumstances of volunteer medic Oleksiy Tutov who was detained and beaten by Berkut police on January 22, reports Censor.NET citing TVi. In the history of all armed conflicts medical personnel receive special protections under the Geneva Conventions – rules, traditions, and customary laws of war ratified at the highest international level. The violation of these conventions, as well as an open unmotivated violence towards the medical personnel on the battlefield constitute a punishable crime under the norms of national as well as international law.
How did it happen that during the last armed confrontation in Kyiv on January 22, not only did Berkut special forces shoot at medics and destroy makeshift clinics, but they also detained and beat the medics?
“Exclamation Point!” managed to videotape how Maidan medical service volunteer Oleksiy Tutov was violently beaten and detained by special forces who violated all possible international laws.
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