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AP: 10 torture sites located in Izium

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: Part Must Credit Google Earth++MUSIC CLEARED FOR USE++ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 1. Ukrainian soldier Mykola Mosyakyn walks through a clinic where he says he was tortured UPSOUND (Russian) "A bag was on my head."2. Wide of room where he says he was electrocuted UPSOUND (Russian) "Here they electrocuted us. Here they beat us."ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Izium, Ukraine - 14 September 20223. Aerial of damaged church ++MUTE++ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Izium, Ukraine - 19 September 20224. Drone shot of graves in forest ++MUTE++ASSOCIATED PRESS Izium, Ukraine - 22 September 20225. View through hole in wall of police station6. Wide of metal plate on bed7. Wide of Russian gas masks on floor of ruined schoolASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 8. Wide of Mosyakyn showing garage where and others were heldGOOGLE EARTH - MUST CREDIT DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO9. Animated map with locations of alleged torture sitesASSOCIATED PRESS Izium, Ukraine - 22 September 202210. Tight of cage inside ruined school11. Various of holding area in residential compound12. Wide of squalid cell in police stationASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 ++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++13. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Mykola Mosyakyn, Captured Soldier:"They suspended me, I don't know, with handcuffs. I hung by handcuffs. They beat me with sticks. They hit me with their hands, they kicked me, they put out cigarettes on me."14. Wide of Mosyakyn showing scars on back++NOTE GRAPHIC CONTENT++ASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Izium, Ukraine - 17 September 2022 15. Various of workers exhuming graves in forest16. Tight of bound wrists on decomposing hand17. Mid of wooden cross in empty graveASSOCIATED PRESS Izium, Ukraine - 26 September 202218. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Oleksandr Filchakov, Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor: "Every day relatives come to us and say their friends, their family, were tortured by Russian soldiers."ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 19. Wide of corpses in body bagsASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 20. Wide of Mykola Mosyakyn walking toward clinic garage where he was heldASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 23 September 2022 21. Wide of clinic++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++22. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Mykola Mosyakyn, Captured Soldier:"They covered my face with a rag and poured water from the kettle over it."23. Mosyakyn shows scars on bare feet++SOT COVERED++24. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Mykola Mosyakyn, Captured Soldier:"They said 'Dance,' but I did not dance. So, they shot my feet."25. Tight of MosayakynASSOCIATED PRESS Kapitolivka, Ukraine - 25 September 202226. Tight of Ludmila Shabelnyk holding photo of son, Ivan27. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Ludmila Shabelnyk, Mother: (Crying) "Why did they destroy people like him? I don't understand. Why has this happened to our country?"28. Mid of Shabelnyk wiping away tears29. Tight of photo showing Shabelnyk and Ivan as young boy ASSOCIATED PRESS Izium, Ukraine - 22 September 202230. Wide exterior of ruined school31. Mid of Ukrainian military jacket inside cellASSOCIATED PRESS Izium - 19 September 202232. Drone shot of forest and river ++MUTE++ASSOCIATED PRESS Kapitolivka, Ukraine - 25 September 202233. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian), Ludmila Shabelnyk, Mother: "His hands were shot. His ribs were broken. And his face was unrecognizable."34. Tight of hands on purse35. Various of Ivan's sister at his grave++SOT PARTIALLY COVERED++36. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian), Olha Zaparozhchenko, Kapitolivka Sister: "I have only one word: genocide. They tortured civilians at will, like bullies"37. Tight of ribbon on crossASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 20 September 2022 38. Mid of soldier Andriy Kotsar washing his face in fountain39. Wide of Kotsar carrying buckets ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 19 September 2022 40. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Andriy Kotsar, Former Captive:"They beat only the kidneys and liver, rather than the face directly. And they beat the hell out of my back. But they tried not to leave any scars"ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 20 September 2022 41. Wide of Kotsar carrying buckets with church in background42. Wide of church bell towerASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 19 September 2022 43. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Andriy Kotsar, Former Captive:"My thoughts were terrible that night, I can tell you. I thought of ending my life, suicide."ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 21 September 202244. Mid of Kotsar lighting candle and crossing selfASSOCIATED PRESSARCHIVE: Izium, Ukraine - 19 September 202245. Wide of Ukrainian troops waving from armored vehicleASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 21 September 2022 46. Wide of clergy entering church47. Wide of worshippers48. Tight of Kotsar kissing crossASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 20 September 2022 49. Wide of Kotsar talking on satellite phone50. Tight of Kotsar talking UPSOUND (Ukrainian): "Tell him that I'm alive. Tell him I'm alive, and I'm in one piece."51. Various of Kotsar in churchASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 19 September 2022 ++SOT COVERED++52. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Andriy Kotsar, Former Captive:"The monks gave me a chance to survive. If it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't have survived at all. They saved me."ASSOCIATED PRESSIzium, Ukraine - 20 September 2022 53. Mid of Kotsar following monks out into sunlight54. Wide of Kotsar watching monks' processionSTORYLINE:Ukrainian soldier Mykola Mosyakyn wanders through the abandoned medical clinic, pointing to the rooms where he says he was not treated, but tortured."A bag was on my head," he says, re-enacting the scene in a grim pantomime. "Here they electrocuted us. Here they beat us."When Ukrainian forces retook the city of Izium, they discovered hundreds of graves.They also found a network of torture chambers used by the Russians during their six-month occupation."I hung by handcuffs," the 38-year-old Izium man says, showing his scarred wrists. "They beat me with sticks. They hit me with their hands, they kicked me, they put out cigarettes on me."He lifts his shirt to reveal his scarred back.Based on accounts of survivors and police, Associated Press journalists located 10 torture sites in Izium. They include a school, a residential compound, even a police station.Authorities say several of the 447 bodies recently excavated from this mass grave bore evidence of torture – bound hands, broken bones. They expect that number to reach the dozens."Every day relatives come to us and say their friends, their family, were tortured by Russian soldiers," says Oleksandr Filchakov, Kharkiv's regional prosecutor. Mosyakyn says he was thrown in a hole and beaten during the initial roundup of men in his neighborhood. And when he was taken to a clinic, there was more torture."They covered my face with a rag and poured water from the kettle over it," he says as cats roam at his feet. "They said 'Dance' but I did not dance. So, they shot my feet."Moysyakyn survived the shooting and beatings, but Ludmila Shabelnyk's son did not."Why did they destroy people like him?" the woman cries as she clutches a purse containing photos of her dead son. "I don't understand. Why has this happened to our country?" Ivan Shabelnyk, 51, a grain factory worker, left home with a friend on March 23 to gather pinecones for kindling.They never returned.A fellow captive told his family they'd been taken to a nearby house, then to this bombed out school.In late August, a man came upon a shallow grave in the forest. "His hands were shot," his mother says. "His ribs were broken. And his face was unrecognizable."His sister, Olha Zaparozhchenko, says they identified him from his factory uniform."I have only one word: genocide," she says, standing beside a grave mound that has yet to sprout grass. "They tortured civilians at will, like bullies."Andriy Kotsar was captured shortly after joining the Ukrainian Army, and also spent time at the clinic prison. He says he was suffocated with a gas mask and shocked with electrodes on his legs. "They beat only the kidneys and liver, rather than the face directly," the bearded 26-year-old says. "And they beat the hell out of my back. But they tried not to leave any scars."The Russians took away his passport and military ID and let him go. He sought sanctuary at a nearby monastery."My thoughts were terrible that night, I can tell you," he says. "I thought of ending my life, suicide."Kotsar says he was captured and tortured twice more. Each time he was released, he made his way back to the monastery.That's where the AP found him following the Ukrainian counteroffensive.The church and monastery compound had become a shelter for around 100 people, including 40 children. After months without hearing from him, Kotsar's family and friends had given him up for dead. With a borrowed satellite phone, he recently made his first contact with the world beyond Izium _ his best friend's sister."Tell him that I'm alive," he says, smiling. "Tell him I'm alive, and I'm in one piece."For now, Kotsar will stay with the black-robed brothers as he works to recover from his ordeal.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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