Abdureshit Dzhepparov, the coordinator of the Crimean contact group on human rights, said Aug. 26 at the conference that electric current had been used by the Russian authorities to torture 2 Crimean Tatars arrested on Aug. 10 in Novolenove, Crimea, Radio Svoboda reports.
Both men were tied up to chairs and beaten up. In the end, they were tortured by electric current. The police connected the electrodes to their private parts and began the interrogation.
They started this kind of torture 12 times.
Later, the captives were told to keep mum about the interrogations.
The Crimean authorities carry out massive searches of the homes of journalists, activists and Mejlis (Crimean Tatars assembly) members, human rights activists said.