(TargetLiberty.org) – On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed war crime charges against four Russians that belong to the country’s military. According to the charges these four military members are accused of having abducted and tortured an American during the Ukrainian invasion. This is the first such case to have emerged following the invasion.
According to the report, the American had been in his Ukrainian home in 2022 when the four Russian military members abducted him. They had proceeded to abuse and interrogate him for 10 days while at a military compound. Following the incident, the man and his wife managed to evacuate Ukraine.
The American had informed federal agents of the incident last year, during an investigation. As he had stated he had been abducted by Russian soldiers who had “stripped him naked,” beaten him, and held a gun to his head. This information was shared by Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary who argued that according to the evidence they have gathered so far, the man had been subjected to extreme brutality at the hands of the Russians.
As Mayorkas pointed out this is the first time that war crime charges have been filed by the U.S. where an American had been the victim. The American, his family, and other residents of the Ukrainian village they lived in have been interviewed by the FBI and Homeland Security about the kidnapping.
Human rights experts, that have the backing of the U.S. but are acting independently, have reported that they had found evidence of war crimes that were committed during the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian forces.
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