Russia uses rape and sexual violence as tactics of warfare
During the last 24 hours, the Commissioner’s psychological helpline was contacted by persons from Oleksandrivka, Kherson Oblast, who gave permission to publish information on the facts of sexual violence reports Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denysova in her Telegram.
According to her the following cases took place:
- Two girls aged 12 and 15 were raped by rashists.
- A 6-month-old girl was raped by a russian with a teaspoon.
- Two two-year-old twin boys and their mother were at home. Five rashists broke in, one held the mother, the other two raped the children orally and anal. The children died from ruptures and blood loss.
- A three-year-old boy was raped in front of his mother by two rsshists, and the child died of his injuries.
Sexual violence is strictly prohibited by Article 27 of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 1949, remids Denisova.
She asks Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten, to initiate an investigation into these facts and bring the perpetrators to justice, as well as take measures to prevent sexual violence by russian troops.
She calls on the world community to ensure the imposition of personal sanctions against political leaders, russian military commanders and perpetrators of these terrible crimes!