Inside the Ukrainian Interrogation Room

A man as accuser to Car thievery Inside the Ukrainian Interrogation Room- Photo by Donald Weber / VII

It took photographer Donald Weber more than five years to get access to an interrogation room in Ukraine, a country where most criminal convictions come from confessions. Once inside, he looked not to the men who did whatever it took to extract an admission of guilt, but on the suspects before them. The photos here attempt to capture the moment when the accused come to realize the enormity of the state power their interrogators embody—and accept that they will have to submit.

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