The United Nations Committee Against Torture called on Russia to investigate and prosecute all allegations of torture, including hazing in the military, and report back in a year. It also called on Russia to reveal the locations of secret detention centers in Chechnya.
The UN forum is comprised of 10 independent experts and monitors compliance with a 1984 treaty banning torture and other degrading treatment.
The conclusions were issued at the end of a three-week meeting, during which the committee also examined the record of Tajikistan.
(Reuters, AFP, AP)