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Archive for January 22nd, 2010

Russia’s ‘YouTube Policeman’ Dymovsky Arresed and Accused Of Fraud

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

A Russian police officer who posted a video on the internet alleging the police force in his home town was corrupt has been arrested.

Alexei Dymovsky, who became widely known after speaking out on video-sharing site YouTube in November 09, has been charged with fraud and corruption.
Mr Dymovsky, from southern Russia, had already been fired from his job.He had earlier said the authorities wanted to silence him and get revenge for what he had done.

In the video, he spoke out about corruption and illegal activities within the police force in his home town, saying he could no longer tolerate being told to arrest innocent people to meet monthly targets. He made a direct appeal to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to clean up the law enforcement agencies.

It caused a sensation in a country where challenging the authorities is not only highly unusual, but can also prove to be extremely dangerous.

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UN Wants Investigation of Uzbekistan Systematic Police Rape And Torture

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, says he has seen reports of police torture and rape. He has called on the government to let him go to Uzbekistan to investigate. There have been previous reports that torture was routinely used in prisons.

Mr Nowak’s comments have been backed by human rights groups in Uzbekistan, who confirms that torture and abuse by police and investigating authorities are tacitly encouraged by senior government officials. Mr Nowak says that impunity is another huge problem. As long as people know they have nothing to fear, and that is the reality in Uzbekistan so far, it is very difficult to take effective preventive measures“.

He is asking the Uzbek government to invite him for a fact-finding mission.
“I am ready, I also communicated that to the government repeatedly, for a follow-up mission in this particular case because I receive such conflicting information.”
But so far Mr Nowak has not received an invitation.

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Asylum Seekers In Switzerland In 2009

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

The total of asylum seekers in Switzerland hit 16,005 in 2009, whereof only 2,622 were granted a status.

Russia reportedly topped the list of post-Soviet states, which citizens were willing to find shelter in Switzerland, with 45% of applications approved. Therewith, the Swiss government received 90 applications (with only 1 was approved) from Armenia, 19 from Azerbaijan (7 approved), 76 from Belarus, 29 from Ukraine, 15 from Kazakhstan, 15 from Uzbekistan, 1 from Turkmenistan and 3 from Kyrgyzstan.

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Бывший Милиционер Алексей Дымовский Арестован

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

Следователь по делу Дымовского Сергей Матузок приехал для допроса в Новороссийск. Матузок сообщил Дымовскому, что в суд передано требование об изменении меры пресечения. Судебное заседание состоялось вскоре после допроса.
В зал заседания пропустили только самого уволенного майора и его адвокатов. Здание суда было оцеплено сотрудниками милиции и ФСБ. Судья Надежда Реутт приняла решение об изменении Дымовскому меры пресечения и взятии его под арест.
Дымовского в наручниках отвели в приготовленный заранее автозак и вывезли с территории суда.

6 ноября Дымовский на собственном сайте разместил два видеообращения, адресованных премьер-министру РФ Владимиру Путину. В них он рассказывает о многочисленных злоупотреблениях милицейского начальства.

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Террористы и PENT/ Сканеры, Просвечивающие Тело, Неэффективны

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

Что хуже всего, так это то, что сканеры, просвечивающие тело человека, неэффективны. Вряд ли они обнаружат 80 граммов взрывчатого вещества PETN [пентаэритриттетранитрат], спрятанного в нижнем белье человека. Кроме того, как только станет известно об использовании сканеров, просвечивающих тело человека, их легко можно будет обойти, пряча подобные взрывчатые вещества во внутренней полости тела или в коммерческом продукте в ручном багаже.

Далее, поскольку сканеры, просвечивающие тело человека, замедлят досмотры в аэропортах, есть вероятность, хотя и не бесспорная, что их использование приведет к появлению новой волны дискриминационных изображений, прямо или косвенно основанных на национальности, этнической принадлежности или религии.

Есть лучшие способы, чем использование сканеров, просвечивающих тело человека, и составление групповых профилей в целях улучшения безопасности в аэропортах и других местах. Уже существует технология для обнаружения большинства взрывчатых веществ, включая PETN, на расстоянии. Наряду с профессиональным наблюдением за поведенческими моделями, это обеспечивает возможность не вторгаться в частную жизнь, и, в то же время, более эффективно проводить работу по предупреждению террористических актов. Это похоже на ничем не оправданную навязчивую идею – знать больше о человеке, которого воспринимают как плохого парня, который замедлил работу по обнаружению взрывчатых веществ…..больше здесь

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Russia Has Mentally Unstable Policemen = 30% Are Alcoholics Or Psychopaths

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

1) In April a drunken Moscow precinct chief killed two people and injured seven during a supermarket shooting spree. He claims to have been under stress following an argument with his wife.

2)In November, three off-duty police officers were arrested in connection with a beating death in Moscow. One has been charged with murder, the others for not stopping their colleague. All were reported drunk.

3) Last week, a police colonel was arrested in the capital for allegedly shooting a snow plough driver who had accidentally hit his car last month. The officer claims he was under pressure because his pregnant wife was in the car and he was concerned about damage to his vehicle.

4) Last Wednesday, 26-year-old officer Alexei Mitayev was charged in the beating death of a journalist at a police detoxification center in the city of Tomsk. He was taken there after neighbors complained of loud music in his apartment, where he had been drinking. Allegedly he was sodomized in police custody with a broomstick or shovel.
The investigating prosecutor in Tomsk, Andrei Gusev, says the incident is the result of prolonged psychic trauma and explains that all of officer’s problems and stresses were tied to domestic issues.

But veteran Russian criminal psychiatrist Mikhail Vinogradov told VOA that 30 percent of the country’s police officers are either alcoholics or psychopaths who get their jobs through corrupt connections.
Vinogradov says the majority of Russian police officers are honest and hard working individuals. But Russia has about 30 percent more police than it needs and could improve law enforcement by getting rid of those he claims are unstable.

Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev says psychiatric exams are now mandatory for management positions.

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Совет Европы Oбеспокоен Cитуацией Hа Северном Кавказе

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

Комиссар Совета Европы по правам человека Томас Хаммарберг сообщил президенту РФ Дмитрию Медведеву в Москве в четверг 21 января о своей обеспокоенности относительно ситуации с правами человека в нестабильном Северо-Кавказском регионе.

Комиссар oтметил необходимость тщательного расследования похищения и убийства российской правозащитницы и журналистки Натальи Эстемировой, которaя была похищена в Чечне 15 июля минувшего года; на следующий день ее тело было обнаружено в Ингушетии и заявил, что безнаказанность за совершение подобных преступлений может привести к катастрофическим последствиям.

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Want To Be Free From HIV? Go To Turkmenistan And Pay 10 Euro..

Posted by Info on 22/01/2010

Without undergoing any medical tests one can get a medical certificate that he or she has no HIV/AIDS upon payment of 10 dollars to the respective person. The price of such certificates for foreigners is higher.

In her statement at the investment forum that took place in the middle of October in Ashkhabad, Leila Shamuradova, Deputy Minister of Health of Turkmenistan, said, “We have opened an HIV prevention centre within the respective new program of the President in the field of public health. However, we are very happy to note that there have not been registered any HIV cases in the country.

Turkmenistan is isolated from the external world not only by its political regime but also by the invisible curtain, which protects the country from different infections. According to the president, there could not be any bird flu in Turkmenistan since migrating birds that are infection carriers do not fly over Turkmenistan territory and, accordingly, do not winter there. For unclear reasons, there could be no swine flu either.

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